Author of the Month

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Tuesday, January 31st

1:00pm


1. What is the name of your book(s)? 

BLUE DESERT

2. What genre do you write? What type of reader would be interested in your story? 

BLUE DESERT is a historical novel about a British woman who lives with the Tuareg Tribe in the Sahara for five years during the first world war. The story spans the time period from 1910 to 1970.

3. Is there anything you'd like to share about yourself or your background? For example. Have you won any awards? Empty heading

BLUE DESERT was a finalist for the May Sarton Historical Fiction Award and a finalist for the IPNE Literary Fiction Award.

 4. Will you be bringing books to sell? 

 Yes, 

 5. How long have you been writing?  

BLUE DESERT was a finalist for the May Sarton Historical Fiction Award and a finalist for the IPNE Literary Fiction Award.

6. Are you self-published? 

My book was published by a Hybrid Publisher. I’d be happy to discuss that if it’s of interest to people.

7. Do you have any pre-presentations materials you would like me to use? 

I have artifacts from the Sahara and the Tuareg tribe that relate to the novel and can be part of a display.

 Author bio:

CELIA JEFFRIES is the author of the award-winning novel Blue Desert. Her work has appeared in numerous newspapers and literary magazines including Westview, Writer’s Chronicle, Solstice Literary Magazine, and Puerto del Sol, as well as the anthology Beyond the Yellow Wallpaper. Jeffries holds an MA from Brandeis and worked in news and educational publishing before earning an MFA from Lesley University. 

For more biographical information or reviews, please see my website: celiajeffries.com

8. Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?

I have always been a voracious reader. Too many favorite authors to list, but some include:

I am a voracious reader, and currently take part in two different book groups—one of contemporary writers (fiction and nonfiction) and one of classic literature. I particularly like Margaret Atwood, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, as well as Tolstoy, Dickens, George Eliot, among others.

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