Hello, Celia! It’s such a pleasure to have you here. :)
Do you have any favorite authors?
I have a family, so my day is carefully carved out. I write 7:30-2:00 and then 3:00-5:00 three days a week; I sneak in some evening hours if the kids are busy. I have a little corner in the living room carved out for me, so I’m tapping away at my keyboard in the middle of everything. I’m about twenty paces to the refrigerator, forty to the bathroom – which is perfect. Oh, I’m surrounded by windows so I can look out at the world and daydream, which is my creative process.
Are there any words you'd like to impart to fellow writers? Any advice?
Readers, here is the blurb for Kathleen's Undressed.
The ladies from Charlotte’s Restrained are back together! Joining Kathleen in Paris, France, for Fall Fashion Week, the ladies and their men mingle with celebrities, royalty, and the fashion elite.
Kathleen’s thrilled to have her friends in town, but what should be a week of camaraderie and fun is about to take a darker turn. Because Kathleen has secrets. Dark secrets her friends would be devastated to learn.
A special someone enters Kathleen’s life who urges her to reveal what she’s kept hidden. It becomes clear she will have to make a choice when the group reunites for an unexpected wedding.
Will Kathleen continue deceiving her friends at the risk of their friendship — or reveal the truth at the risk of herself?
“Because, my darling, I want to be provocative in the bedroom, but at work, I must be sexy and comfortable.”
Hillary inquired, “In that order?”
“But of course!”
Lifting her glass to Tiziana, Marian saluted her, “She did land Ted Blackwell with those jiggly parts of hers. Thanks to Charlotte, in small part.” Tapping her glass gently against Tiziana’s, she continued, “To the only woman I know who celebrates that her body fat is at 30%! I’d say her priorities are straight.”
Kathleen smiled at Marian, then looked around the room. Just before her gaze dove back to the menu, she saw their reflection in one of the large mirrors mounted on a wall. Blue eyes held her the briefest second, then looked away. She swiveled around in her chair, looking for those eyes. But they were gone.
She leaned back into her chair, trying to regain her composure. Chattering at the table continued while Kathleen sought to ground herself in the present. Gradually, the writing on the menu took form and descriptions began to sound tasty. “Okay ladies, do you need help with the menu? What are we doing? Small snack here, dinner out or stay here and nibble our way through the menu?”
“Are pieds de porc what I think?” Hillary asked.
“Well, if you think they are pig trotters or pig feet, then yes.” Kathleen answered.
Hillary wrinkled her nose, saying, “I’ll pass.”
Marian’s expression was filled with incredulity, “Haven’t you ever tried pickled pig’s feet?”
“Why would I have tried those?” Hillary retorted.
Just then the waiter returned, Kathleen took a quick survey, and set about ordering their food. The waiter stared at Tiziana’s cleavage the entire time he madly scribbled on a piece of paper. What arrived at the table twenty minutes later more or less resembled what was ordered: foie gras, soupe a l’oignon for each, two grilled pig trotters and duck confit. Once that disappeared, more Riesling, fresh oysters and Salade Niçoise were delivered. Without realizing it, three hours, hundreds of customers and most of the menu had come and gone.
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Celia Kennedy was born in Wurzburg, Germany on a military base. Her parent’s penchant for traveling has stuck with her, she’s lived in and traveled through several countries. The imagined world has always fascinated Celia. She has studied Art History, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Architecture. Her thirteen year career at UW in Seattle ended in 1996. Not wanting to be homeless, she left the academic world and worked as a Landscape Architect, married the love of her life, became a mom, has been PTA President, Girl Scout leader and Boy Scout leader. The unimaginable wealth in her life is the most fascinating thing to her. Her love of travel, the designed and natural world, friendship, self-discovery, wine, chocolate, AND love are the foundation of her books. Celia published her first book, Charlotte’s Restrained, The Accidental Stalker in December 2012, Venus Rising in August of 2013, Sugar It’s Cold Outside, Cupid on the Loose Anthology, April’s Fool, Fool’s Rush In Anthology, 2015 AND Kathleen’s Undressed, The Accidental Enigma on February 23, 2015. Three other works are in progress.
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