Welcome to the Official Site of Chantilly Chanel Austin

Welcome to the Official Site of Chantilly Chanel Austin! Take a look around and become familiar with me! Make sure to check back often for updates! More importantly, keep in touch! If you have questions or concerns, send me an email. Also, don't forget to follow me on Twitter and add me on Facebook!
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Knowing the game…

  To game or not to game? That has been a question of many for quite some time. And while many mature-minded folks would say that games are not necessary when dealing with the opposite sex, sometimes it seems they are a much needed tool in the lovely world of dating. The phrase “hoes be winning”,  is one said […]


Hello, I have Crohn’s Disease.

  It’s been a long time, right?! As I mentioned before on my site, I have a condition called Crohn’s Disease. It’s something usually unheard of…which I know firsthand, because before I was diagnosed I’ve never even heard of such a thing! It started back 10 years ago; I just started my first year at […]

Back to Business!

  My beautiful flowers! Thank you so much Elite Reading Group!       It’s been such a long time! My “other” job has consumed me. Literally. Work at times can be stressful, the commute is torture (mostly due to my horrific road rage) and by the time I get home, I’m exhausted. I try […]

Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself...

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    10 Facts About The Author!

    I know I’m not the only one; don’t you sometimes just want to know random facts about your favorite writer, actor, actress, whoever?! Not in a “stalker-ish” type of way, but just a fun, silly way to learn more about a person. Well, I thought I would let you guys in on some random, crazy […]

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    What I’m Currently Reading

    Even though I’m writing various drafts constantly, I’m always reading novels from other great writers. Here’s what I’m currently reading at the moment: 1) Octavia Butler, Kindred  2) Sister Souljah, Midnight and the Meaning of Love 3) Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man  4) Marguerite Duras, The Lover 5) Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games 6) Amy Tan, The […]

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    Read An Excerpt Of Illusions

    I am so very happy to present to you, my first novel, Illusions. If you would like to read an excerpt, just click on the book and check it out! And if you like it, click on the shopping cart icon to find out where you can purchase. Enjoy!

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    Meet Kobe

      Yes, this is my baby…you will be seeing a lot of him! 🙂 He actually has a lot to do with my writing; he keeps me company when I’m wired off caffeine, writing in the wee hours of the morning. He takes leisurely strolls with me by the lake when I’m combating writer’s block. […]