Howdy, Hello!

Howdy, hey there! Thanks for stopping by! Being as this is my first blog post here, it really is just a hello, this is me (i.e. introduction), nice to meet ya kinda post. So, hello, I'm Celinka aka Cece, and I'm addicted to words. Words of all kind. Sweet ones, dirty ones, uncomfortable ones, absolutely filthy ones, the kind of words that make you feel all kinds of things. I love reading them and I love writing them.

I started writing my first novel in 2012 and FINALLY finished the first draft this year (2016). I'm going through one of the many rounds of edits it will need before publishing, and I seriously cannot wait to get my baby out into the world and into people's hands. Hopefully the words I've written and the story I've told will touch you in the way that so many other books and words have touched me.

Along with writing all those words I love so much, I'll also be sharing some of myself here on my blog. I can't say how often I'll write (because I've been horrible with keeping up with blog writing in the past, and I just don't want to commit myself to that kind of failure straight out of the gate), but I am aiming for at least a few times a month. You'll probably find a pretty random array of topics: things about myself and my life, things I'm loving (or maybe not loving so much), my writing process, and the process to publishing my book. I'll also be posting about one of the things I am most passionate about: reading! I am addicted to reading and absolutely devour books. You'll find me posting about my favorite reads each month here, and maybe posts about individual books that I loved. What you probably won't find is negative posts/reviews about books. If I'm talking about someone's book, their work, the thing they have likely poured themselves into, I want to remain positive and supportive. There are likely several places you can look for negative reviews about books, but this blog won't be one of them. :)

So, now that my blogging intentions have been laid out, here is the introduction to me! You will also find this info in the About Me section of my site, but first, here are a few quick little bits you won't find there:

  • Dessert is my favorite meal (which is also why I love breakfast; what other meal seems to be filled with dessert… Well, other than dessert?!?)
  • Twilight Zone might be my favorite TV show ever (I’m talking about the original black & white one)
  • I think Coldplay’s Parachutes is a practically perfect album, from start to finish

Cece Ferrell wrote her first short story at the age of eight and has had a passion for the written word ever since. She developed a love for romance while pregnant with her first daughter, though admits the love affair likely began when she started sneaking her mom's Danielle Steel novels at the ripe old age of twelve. An intense fascination with stories from the past, art history, and history led her to getting her B.A. degree in Renaissance Studies from the University of California Santa Barbara. She also met her husband there while working at a well known home improvement store, so needless to say, Santa Barbara was good to her.

Cece loves: words, especially of the four letter variety, snark, tea, all things crafty, and flawed characters that love passionately. She is a sucker for a great smile and thinks there is almost nothing better in the world than dessert.

She has lived in many places, and while Paris and Washington top the list for her favorite, nothing feels like home as much as California's beaches. Cece resides in Southern California with her husband and two little girls who constantly keep her on her toes.

When she's not writing, Cece can be found reading voraciously, creating things for her shop, hanging at the park or beach with her family, having get-together's with friends, or binge watching shows on Netflix with her husband. She is currently in the process of publishing her first novel, a love story with a twist.