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June 21, 2019

Hello! So I'm currently working on a personal project (editing a book I wrote a few years ago) to do with teaching, and I found this video I made when I was teaching in China. I think that classroom management was one of my strongest points when I was a TEFL teacher ab...

June 17, 2019

Hi everyone! Once again its been a while since I posted, but I've been quite busy! Not only with work, but also with moving house, changing my working schedule and, you know, life.

Over the past few months I've been working on some new projects. First, I've been writing...

March 28, 2019

As I'm sure you know, Japan is one of my favourite places to write about.

It's one of my favourite places, full-stop.

So I was really pleased to get this commission from The Flying Kids to write an article about Japan. The article details why Japan is a great place to vi...

November 29, 2018

Just a quick post to say that my travel memoir 'Jackrabbit' was published today on Vamp Cat Magazine, an online literary journal. You can read my story here.


November 23, 2018

Another exciting thing for me this week. At the start of the year I discovered a magazine that prints stories and articles that have an Irish link, and an idea instantly came to mind. While living in Japan, I learnt about a gentleman who was half Irish, half Greek, wor...

October 4, 2018

Hi everyone, more good news from the writing world of Celia.

I've been subscribing to the Writing Magazine for a few months now and have entered a number of their competitions. As it takes a few months for everything to be processed as the competition is judged, these l...

September 25, 2018

I recently heard about a call for (paid) submissions to a website for teachers and I sent them an article. A few weeks ago, I received an enthusiastic reply that read something like this: Hey! Haven't you heard? We don't pay for articles any more! But if you resubmit,...

September 5, 2018

So after not having blogged for months, I now have two posts in two days because I've received some more good news.

These came through the post today - the first three books I've written for the Egyptian publishing house Prime Press. They hire me to retell classic stori...

September 4, 2018

Hello! Sorry it's been a while since I blogged - it's been a very busy summer :D 

But it's worth the wait, because I have some good news! After being shortlisted for the Retreat West competition back in May, I've entered lots (and lots) of other competitions and submitt...

May 29, 2018

Another competition I entered recently, the Retreat West Photo Flash Challenge, where I reached the top 5 to be put to a public vote. I didn't win (all 5 entries were strong) but my story is available to read on the website.