Céline enjoys sharing all she’s learned about writing and publishing as a fiction writer and as a book and magazine editor. She’s the author of two novels, Layla (2011) and Play for Me (2015), and is co-editor of On Montauk, A Literary Celebration (2016). Her awards include the 2021 Tucson Book Festival first-place fiction award and the 2014 Hackney Award for Short Fiction; her stories have appeared in such literary magazines as Mount Hope, The North Stone Review, Prairie Schooner, and Santa Clara Review. She has an MS in Creative Writing; and has had fellowships with BookEnds, Bread Loaf, and The MacDowell Colony. A native of Queens, NY, Céline lives with her husband in Manhattan and spends her free time in the Adirondacks and Montauk, where she serves on the board of an environmental organization. Céline feels strongly that creative writers need communities like Project Write Now to combat isolation but even more as a means for inspiration and creative growth.