Celine Keating
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  • New York, NY
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Celine Keating commented on the blog post 'The Best Writing Advice Changes Everything'
"Terrific piece, so many valuable insights. And your first one - to ask yourself if you would keep writing even if you're never noticed, is perhaps the most important. "
Sep 27, 2016
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[SWP: Behind the Book] Since I Signed with She Writes Press

Tomorrow is the pub date for my latest novel Play for Me, a good time to look back over the ten months since I signed with She Writes Press.As I reflect on lessons learned, I’m struck by the fact that my volunteer literary activities, which I thought of as ancillary, have turned out to have been as important as my marketing plan. At the time, I simply got caught up in these projects; they weren’t part of any strategy. But in hindsight, I suspect that by focusing on…See More
Jun 9, 2016
A blog post by Celine Keating was featured

[SWP: Behind the Book] Since I Signed with She Writes Press

Tomorrow is the pub date for my latest novel Play for Me, a good time to look back over the ten months since I signed with She Writes Press.As I reflect on lessons learned, I’m struck by the fact that my volunteer literary activities, which I thought of as ancillary, have turned out to have been as important as my marketing plan. At the time, I simply got caught up in these projects; they weren’t part of any strategy. But in hindsight, I suspect that by focusing on…See More
May 3, 2016
Celine Keating left a comment for Mary Lou Gomes
"Ah, thank you! I enjoyed the book and it felt great to be on the giving rather than receiving end of a blurb! We escaped any problems from the snow and just enjoyed it !  Hope all's going great with you and your work."
Jan 30, 2016
Mary Lou Gomes left a comment for Celine Keating
"Hi Celine. That was a great blurb you wrote for Garine Isassi. Hope the snow didn't slow you down this week."
Jan 29, 2016
Celine Keating commented on the blog post '. . . that time a famous writer answered my email!: Getting Endorsements for Your Debut Novel'
"Fantastic article!  I really wish you'd written before I'd had to reach out for blurbs -- this is a Must-Read piece every writer at this stage of their career."
Jan 29, 2016
Celine Keating commented on the group 'Book Club Central'
"Hi everyone,  I loved the experience of going to book clubs when my first novel was published, but am not part of any "real" group of my own. Now I have a new novel out that is part of a giveaway through bookmovement.com. If any of…"
Jul 29, 2015
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Who I am:
I'm a New York City writer and editor. My novel Play for Me was published in 2015 with She Writes Press author.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
www.celinekeating.com
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Besides Play for Me (SWP, 2015), my published work includes a novel, Layla (Plain View Press, 2011) and short fiction in numerous literary magazines.
My writing is:
Fiction
My professional associations:
Board member, Women's National Book Association
I found out about She Writes from:
the internet

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At 1:22pm on January 29, 2016, Mary Lou Gomes said…

Hi Celine.

That was a great blurb you wrote for Garine Isassi. Hope the snow didn't slow you down this week.

At 12:17pm on May 6, 2015, Suzanne Shaw said…

It was such a treat to meet you at Third Place Books. I'm eager to read Play for Me and follow its progress!

At 11:32am on February 16, 2015, Sheila Kaufman Lewis said…

You are putting out great writing, which is why so many of us are commenting.

Thanks, Sheila

http//:www.sheilaklewis.wordpress.com

At 12:33pm on February 15, 2015, Sheila Kaufman Lewis said…

Thank you for sharing your fresh, honest, thougtful writing. Your publishing journey is inspiring and the writing, of course, up to the measure of your efforts and generosity.

Keep on, Sheila

At 8:00am on February 15, 2015, Mary Lou Gomes said…

Thank you for your response. I will keep you posted.

I noticed that you have a Canadian heritage. Did you grow up there?

I grew up in Nova Scotia and have been in the US since 1967.But I return at least once a year. ML

At 9:38am on March 5, 2012, Deborah Batterman said…

Hi, Celine -- I'm a stone's throw from you -- in Katonah. ;-)  So please send details, etc. Just added you as a friend here.

At 1:18pm on March 4, 2012, Marina Budhos said…

Thank you!  I think this one really struck a nerve and I'm glad to put to words what so many were sensing.

At 12:35pm on June 1, 2011, Jennifer Lauck said…

Hi!  Do not miss a free teleseminiar tomorrow...it will be loaded with stunning advice for writers and it's...yes....FREE!   And yes, you might miss the time but don't miss the opportunity to listen because I'm taping it and you can go back to listen at your leisure.

 

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At 5:04pm on March 7, 2011, Tess Kincaid said…
Thanks for connecting, Celine!
At 5:30pm on March 5, 2011, Justine Alia said…

Thanks Celine.  Your's is great as well, with guitar on hand:-) Will get a hold of the next issue (Acoustic Guitar magazine)

*Justine*

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[SWP: Behind the Book] Since I Signed with She Writes Press

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 7:30am 10 Comments

Tomorrow is the pub date for my latest novel Play for Me, a good time to look back over the ten months since I signed with She Writes Press.

As I reflect on lessons learned, I’m struck by the fact that my volunteer literary activities, which I thought of as ancillary, have turned out to have been as important as my marketing plan. At the time, I simply got caught up in these projects; they weren’t part of any strategy.…

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[SWP: Behind the Book] Learning to Be Bold

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 7:30am 29 Comments

The story of how I came to publish my second novel, Play for Me, with She Writes Press relates in a surprising way to the feminist theme in the novel. But I didn’t see that until I sat down to write this essay.

Like most people who write serious fiction, I wanted to be a published author…

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[SWP: Behind the Book] My Search for Three Pines

Posted on January 24, 2015 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

Most literary pilgrimages are to where an author has lived or worked; mine involved an imaginary place.

Canada's Eastern Townships, L'Estrie, the region of Québec less than two hour' south of Montreal and just over the border from Vermont, is an area rich…

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