Chester is the award-winning, best-selling, internationally published author of 42 novels and three non-fiction books. She has written fantasy, science fiction, historical romance, regency romance, young adult, and Western. Chester was named 1985 Oklahoma Writer of the Year; in 1994 was inducted into the Oklahoma Professional Writers Hall of Fame. In 2004, she was inducted into the Writers Hall of Fame of America. She is an active member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Chester attended the University of Oklahoma and received her B.A. and M.A. in professional writing. Her most recent books include The Fantasy Fiction Formula Fiction, Formula Plotting, and Justice at Percha Creek.