Category Archives: writing

1984 vrs The Poison Throne

Last week, year twelve student, Millicent Duncan, emailed to say she had written an essay comparing the human experiences in The Poison Throne and George Orwell’s classic dystopia, Nineteen Eighty-Four. I am, of course, thrilled to have Moorehawke examined in … Continue reading

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Scarlett and a World of Magic by Phoebe Walsh

I feel so bad at how long it’s taken me to post this wonderful short story. It was sent to me by a marvelous young writer in Australia. I was lucky enough to meet Phoebe at the Scribblers Festival in … Continue reading

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Free Audiobook: The Last Visible Cat

A little ghost story for your Halloween commute

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Raggedy Witch Animation

So while I’ve been working away on my agent’s notes for Book Two, I’ve also been fiddling with some animation for next year’s Raggedy Witches music video (I need to hand a timed reel over to the musician soon, so he … Continue reading

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Octocon 2016 : schedule and sales room

I’ll be at a guest at Octocon  again this weekend! In case you don’t know, Octocon is a SFF convention held in Dublin – and one of the very few I feel comfortable attending. It’s small, friendly, and very creative-oriented which means it features a … Continue reading

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Sorry for the Silence

I’m writing Begone the Raggedy Witches 2…

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Bye bye, Raggedy Witches

So, Raggedy Witches is finally finished (and only a scant year and ten months in the writing! Remember when I thought it’d take me six months? LOLOLOL) It’s with my agent now* and I’m awaiting editorial notes. I think I’m going … Continue reading

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The Writing Life (an Interview with Sarah Webb)

The wonderful Sarah Webb recently interviewed me about Resonance, and my writing in general: Celine, can you tell us about your latest book and where the idea came from? Resonance is a gothic mix of sci/fi and supernatural, set in … Continue reading

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Book Recommendations Please: Strong POC

Today I suggested to a friend that, rather than reread To Kill a Mockingbird, he’d read something where a POC saves the day. I then broadened it to books with strong, nuanced MCs with agency that are also POC, and put the word … Continue reading

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Down the editing well…

I’m down the rabbit hole again, folks. This time for edits, as the deadline for Resonance is looming fast. It’s the last leg of what’s been a long process, but Resonance is a big book. There’s a lot of work remaining even … Continue reading

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