One Kick

First episode of GONE airs in US on FEB 27th

We finally have a US premier date for GONE, the TV show based on my book, ONE KICK.  First episode airs at 9PM on Wednesday, Feb 27th, on WGN-America.  

Check out the trailer here:

You're probably like, "BUT I DON'T GET WGN-AMERICA, Chelsea! In fact I do not have a television set or cable and I watch all my shows via streaming apps on my phone!  WHAT SHOULD I DO?"

This is a good question. Keep your chin up. Once the show airs on WGN-America, it will be available via apps - I'm SURE there is a WGN app? - or on Netflix or iTunes or other -say it with me - LEGITIMATE - streaming services. They know what we like. 

I can't wait to watch this show with all of you.  

Kick Lannigan TV show "looking for men"

More opportunities to be an extra in the Kick Lannigan TV show (AKA: Gone), based on my book, ONE KICK. They are filming 12 episodes in the Pittsburgh area, from now through September.

Side note: I assume the casting agents are looking for "a bunch of men" to play FBI/COPS because they have already cast "a bunch of women" FBI/COPS.  *knocks head against desk*    


Anyway, here's this - copying below:


We are going to start booking the next block of GONE next week! 

We are going to need a bunch of men to portray FBI/COPS ages late 20's - early 50's from now to September!( If you came to the casting call, we definitely will be contacting you soon!) 


Here is what we are after for FBI/COP Types for men! 
All ethnicities 
Late 20's- early 50's
Looking for men in good physical shape! 

Please email [email protected] 

Please include Name, Age, Height, Weight, Wardrobe Sizes, Current Photo and Availability now through September! 

Look forward to hearing from you!

TV show based on "One Kick" is in production

The television show based on my novel, "One Kick," is in production in Pittsburgh.  True story.  They are building sets.  Actors are in fight training. (That's when my husband said he knew it was real - when actors started working out.)  They are filming twelve episodes.  The show - called GONE - stars Chris Noth as Frank, Leven Rambin as Kick, and Danny Pino as Bishop.  You can learn more here:  You guys have been so patient waiting for the next Kick book.  I hope you enjoy the show!  I'll keep you posted about where and when to watch.   

Praise for ONE KICK

  • “A propulsive new thriller.” - PEOPLE MAGAZINE
  • “There are echoes of Lisbeth Salander, Stieg Larsson’s steely heroine, in Kick Lannigan…but she’s a far more human and likable protagonist than Lisbeth Salander could ever be.” - THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
  • “When Kick returns next August, she’ll deserve a warm welcome.” Janet Maslin, THE NEW YORK TIMES
  • “This book is nothing short of a heart-pounding thriller and it will definitely give you goose bumps all the way to the end.” - BUZZFEED
  • “A Summer Must Read.” - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
  • “ONE KICK has a knockout punch of an opening chapter – one of the best I've read in a long time – and it just keeps going from there… Kick is a wonderful, multi-dimensional character, a bundle of anxieties and neuroses wrapped up in a focused, lethal package.” - STRAND MAGAZINE
  • “Masterful storytelling!” - LIBRARY JOURNAL
  • “Cain skillfully maintains an edgy level of tension throughout.” - THE BOSTON GLOBE
  • “Compulsively readable…This is a perfect book for someone who loves thrillers and who really wants…a female main character who really can take care of herself.” - NANCY PEARL
  • iBooks pick of the month, Amazon pick of the month, Library Reads pick of the month, an Indie Next List Pick, Publisher’s Weekly Top Ten pick for fall, starred reviews in Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly and Booklist, and more.


ONE KICK tour dates announced

The tour for ONE KICK is coming together.  Lots of events scheduled for August and September.  Here is the crazy thing: I have actually updated my events calendar!  I know!  Crazy!  Who is this person claiming to be Chelsea Cain?  It is the new and improved I-get-around-to-updating-my-website Chelsea!  She is awesome. You will like her.  In the meantime, take a gander at the events page of this website.  You never know - I may be coming to your town.  I can stay with you, right?  (More events to come, so stay tuned.) 

The new book

One Kick - the launch of my new thriller series - is available for pre-order on the usual internet sites and at real-life bookstores (just ask the nice people at the desk, if they don't have a method to do this on their website).  It's out for real in August.  In the meantime, here's the scoop. (And don't worry, Archie and Gretchen will be back soon.) 

From the author (that's me!) of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell thrillers: The first in a nail-biting new series featuring Kick Lannigan, a young woman whose complicated past has given her a very special skill set.

Famously kidnapped at age six, Kick captured America’s hearts when she was rescued five years later. Now, twenty-one, she finds herself unexpectedly entangled in a missing child case that will put her talents to the test. 

Trained as a marksman, lock picker, escape artist and bomb maker by her abductor, Kick could not return to the life of the average young girl after her release. So, in lieu of therapy, she mastered martial arts, boxing, and knife throwing; learned how to escape from the trunk of a car, jimmy a pair of handcuffs, and walk without making a sound—all before she was thirteen.

Kick has trained herself to be safe. But then two children go missing in three weeks, and an enigmatic and wealthy former weapons dealer approaches her with a proposition. John Bishop uses his fortune and contacts to track down missing children. Not only is he convinced Kick can help recover the two children—he won’t take no for an answer. 

With lives hanging in the balance, Kick is set to be the crusader she has always imagined herself. Little does she know that the answers she and Bishop seek are hidden in one of the few places she doesn’t want to navigate—the dark corners of her own mind. 

A heart-stopping, entertaining thrill ride, One Kick announces the arrival of a blistering new series by a stunning talent in the thriller realm. (Aw shucks.)

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