New Orleans born Sara Celi has lived all over the United States. She calls the Greater Cincinnati area and the Queen City home.
She has spent more than a decade working in journalism and broadcasting, with jobs both on-air and off-air at TV stations in Louisiana, Ohio, and Oklahoma. Her work has appeared in numerous online publications, magazines and newspapers, and she is a contributing author to Chicken Soup For The Soul: The Power of Positive.
Sara graduated cum laude from Western Kentucky University in 2004.
In her spare time, she likes to read, shop, write, travel, run long distances, volunteer with the Junior League, and fund raise for Cooperative for Education, a non-profit providing educational opportunities for Guatemalan kids.
Interview with Sara
What is your favorite writing snack?
Are you a plotter or a pantser?
A little of both.
What are your must have writing accessories?
Comfy shoes, some chocolate, and coffee (may I say that again?).
What is the hardest part of writing for you?
It’s so personal, and I often feel like I’m standing naked in front of the world.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Never give up– no matter what.
If you could work with any author who would it be?
F. Scott Fitzgerald
If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?
The Best is the Unwritten
What inspired you to write Prince Charming?
The story came from a few personal experiences, and my long love of fairy tales. Geoff’s character took hold in my head one night, and soon he was screaming to get out!
What are you working on now?
2015 is a heavy “production” year for me. I have three completed manuscripts so far, and am working on another YA novel right now centered around a promposal. I hope to have 5 manuscripts at the ready by the beginning of 2016.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you for taking a chance and reading my work!
Prince Charming by Sara Celi
School. Tests. Scholarships. Goals.
Senior class overachiever Geoff Miller thought he had it all figured out. All he needed to do was make it through the next six months, graduate, and get on with his life.
College at the University of Virginia beckoned him– and he just wanted to put the last horrible four years at Heritage High School in the “done” folder.
Geoff just didn’t count on one thing: Laine Phillips.
For years, Geoff crushed on Laine from afar. He didn’t think she even knew he was alive. In fact, the obsession seemed to him like a distraction from an unhappy life in a snobby Greater Cincinnati suburb.
Until the day that all changed. And when it did, this unlikely Prince Charming got a chance to make his move.
This is a Mature Young Adult Romance. Not suitable for younger readers. Contains sexual references and profane language.
Geoff has always strived to be the best in school and looked forward to the day that he would leave his suburban town. Due to his focus on his goals, he was judgmental towards other and a bit self-centered. That is until Laine, the girl he admired from afar all his life, entered into his space.
I haven’t read many books in which the entire book is in a guys perspective and I have to say, I like being inside a guys mind. I found Geoff to be adorable. Not only is he quite smart but he is sexy. I could understand why he wanted to graduate and move out of town.
Laine was easy to like. Her character strived to be viewed for what she is instead of what she looks like. Although there was a part in the book that made her appear as a weak character I understood the reasoning behind her decision to not say anything.
Both of these characters were easy to relate to and they each had a great deal of depth.
The book was paced well and kept my attention.
Natural Love by Sara Celi
My whole life, I wanted one thing: to be the perfect son.
Growing up, I did everything my father required. Straight A’s in school. Perfect manners. I forced myself to live up to his standards–standards that pushed the Chadwick family name to the highest rungs of society.
Over the years, we climbed so high that my father hoped we’d never fall.
If only he’d been right. With each successful year, the Chadwick family skeletons grew bolder and darker. Every lie threatened to undo us.
The secret Avery Jackson and I shared was the worst one of all.
She was the one person I shouldn’t love–the one person I couldn’t love. But I did. I loved Avery Jackson. I wanted her, even though a romance with her threatened everything.
It all felt so natural.
And that was exactly the problem.
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