Cecelia lives in Adelaide, South Australia. Cecelia is the author of “Silver Springtime” (2017) and “Faith and Love” (2018) both of which belong to the Silver Springs University Series, set in S.E. Queensland, Australia. “All For Love: on the charity dating show” (2018) is currently a stand alone novel, although a sequel is possible…hint….hint. “Mystic Evermore” (2018), “Saints and Sinners” (2018) and “Autumn Secrets” (2018) all belong to a vampire, mixed shifter dark fantasy series known as the Nevermore Parables.
What inspires you to write?
I draw inspiration from a variety of sources, including imagination and life experience. I had hoped this interview would ask me what the future holds for my writing, so I will answer that here. I plan to concentrate on my poetry for a while, posting more on my Poetry Soup page and submitting to a variety of magazines that accept Science Fiction and fantasy poetry.
Tell us about your writing process.
I collect a folder of note an ideas. This may include research, magazine clippings and maps. Sometimes I have a timeline. However, the actual writing process is spontaneous. Sometimes poems wake me in the night with perfectly formed couplets, or riveting rhymes. (I have to fill out the rest).
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I watch them in my mind like a movie. I live with them in my head like friends. I sometimes even draw portraits of them!
Who are your favorite authors?
My favourite books have changed over the years. I will currently mention Maggie Fury and Terry Goodkind. I recently caught up with L. Ron Hubbard's Mission Earth series – that was a long read. George R.R. Martin of course!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My poetry and non-fiction has been published in magazines. I have maintained my Hubpages blog site since I got the internet connected at home, I began travel and event writing for Weekend Notes, and with the arrival of print on demand (POD) I have taken control of the release of my full length novels myself. I feel no editor could be as fussy as me, as I have Two Masters' degrees and several other qualifications.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
There will be more ebooks definitely. The popuarity of ebooks appear to necessitate a shorter book form as it is harder to concentrate on a screen than a paperback. High printing costs also make books of around 100 pages most marketable. Book to film or book to television will be a growing field, especially with Netflicks and Amazon making shows.
What genres do you write?
Young Adult Fantasy, Poetry, Christian Romance, Non-Fiction, Speculative fiction
What formats are your books in?
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