• Behind the Scenes of Jenna Castoron

    In the follow-up to Behind the Scenes of Jenna Shale, Jenna faces the loss of Aiden and continues to look back on her life, drawing comparisons between life and television as she shares the events that transpired around the tragic loss of her husband, the difficulties in finding love again, and the trials she faced as she tried to come to terms with the harsh realities of her world. With the narrative frame still focusing on television, Jenna tackles the difficult topics of domestic violence and sexual assault at the same time as she continues her exploration of the topics of sex and love.

    About the Author:

    Chelsie Keller has lived in northwest Ohio for most of her life and continues to enjoy spending time with her friends and family in the same county where she was born. She earned her Associate of Arts degree from Northwest State Community College, her Bachelor of Arts in English from Bowling Green State University, and, recently, her Master’s in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. Chelsie claims that she has been writing for as long as she can remember but also notes a wide variety of interests including women’s issues, literature, and popular culture that have always had a tremendous influence on her academic studies as well as her writing. It is these topics that she works to unfold in the Behind the Scenes series.

  • Behind the Scenes of Jenna Shale

    “The adult Jenna Shale looks back on her life, explaining how life is no more than a series of television programs, as she recounts her childhood, the rise of her dance career, and the scandals that resulted from being a teenager in love with two brothers, both much older than herself, who are connected to the glamorous—and the not so glamorous—dance world. The story is written with a unique framing that allows the events of Jenna Shale’s life to be viewed through a lens that allows for a comparison to her life with various types of television shows. Complete with directors, producers, commercials, newsflashes, and soundtracks, Jenna recounts her life experiences to the reader in ways that are both humorous and provocative. Growing up is not easy and happens all too fast for young Jenna, who leaves little out when recounting the experiences that would lead her to be a fan favorite of the viewers around her. She is, after all, the owner of JSN (the Jenna Shale Network), where nothing is sacred and very little is as it really seems.”

    About the author:

    Chelsie Keller was born in and has spent the majority of her life in a small town in Northwestern Ohio. During her teenage years, she focused her energies on her academic studies as well as the performing arts. However, she left both arenas when her daughter was born. Afterwards, Chelsie focused mainly on her family and worked at various jobs until her passion for learning called for her return to academia. Chelsie eventually earned her associates degree from Northwest State Community College and, later, graduated magna cum laude with her bachelor of arts in English from Bowling Green State University, where she also studied education, psychology, and American popular culture. She is interested in studying complex interpersonal relationships and the way in which people interact with and interrupt their cultural surroundings and popular media.