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Celina Summers

One Hell of a Cat, fiction, March 1, 2008

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Celina Summers lives in the lovely hills of Southern Ohio with her husband, two teenaged daughters, and way too many cats. She began writing at an early age and kept it up as a solitary hobby. After years in professional theatre and a nasty car accident, Ms. Summers began a story.  At first, the story was intended to entertain her, but before long  she was obsessed. That novel, The Reckoning of Asphodel was released in the summer of 2007.  Its sequel, The Gift of Redemption, is due for release in 2008. You find out more about Celina at her website ( or on her blog(

Get to know Celina...
Birthdate? 10/16/66
When did you start writing? I first started writing at the age of seven. The first thing I remember writing was a poem, but I also wrote short plays that were produced my the music teacher. My first major piece was a one-act play performed at a new play festival in 1989.
When and what and where did you first get published? My first fiction publication is my novel The Reckoning of Asphodel. Before that, I had several poems, short stories, and freelance articles published.  I also had a one-act play, Puppets, that was produced in a new playwright festival in 1989.
Why do you write? I write so I can find out what happens next.
Why do you write Science Fiction and/or Fantasy? I was brought up on all of the strange, wild beauty of Greco-Roman mythology. Writing fantasy was a short step from that.
Who is your favorite author? At the risk of being stoned for heresy, I must confess that my favorite author is David Eddings. 
Your favorite story? My favorite story? *grumble grumble*  That's not fair.  I have too many of them!  All right, Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel's Dart.
What are you trying to say with your fiction? I'm not really trying to say anything. Although there are allegories in my work, I tend not to use my stories as a personal platform. So I guess the correct answer for me would be: read my story and enjoy it.
Do you blog? Where? My blog, Elf-Killing And Other Hobbies, can be found at
If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say? Never piss off a witch.

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