Chesya Burke is the author of the short story collection Let's Play White (2011, APEX Publications), which includes "Purse" (honorable mention in Year's Best Fantasy and Horror edited by Ellen Datlow, 2005) and her stories "He Who Takes Away the Pain" and "The Light of Cree" which were published in Dark Dreams I and II: Horror and Suspense by Black Writers (edited by Brandon Massey, Kensington Publishing Corp., 2004, 2006). She contributed articles on M. Carl Holman, Harry E. Davis, Rosina Tucker, Margaret Bush Wilson, Slater King and Mary Turner to the African American National Biography (Harvard and Oxford University Press, 2008). Chesya won the 2003 Twilight Tales Fiction award, for her short story "Seven Days To Defeat."

She lives in Georgia, and attends Agnes Scott College.