Bio: Celia grew up in England in a tiny village on the edge of
Dartmoor. It is from this part of her life that she draws
for her Dartmoor Series novels, Mary's Child, and Past
Present 1: Web of Lies.
After immigrating to Canada, Celia had short stories
published in magazines in the UK, Canada, the United States
and South Africa. She currently has three short story
collections, Island Stories, Journeys, and Who is Margaret?
What is She? published with Twilight Times Books.
Celia's other novels include Unraveled, a lighthearted
mainstream novel with a touch of fantasy and New Age humor,
and the Winnowed Woman, a collection of essays, poems and
journal entries that received a WordWeaving Award for
More information about Celia can be found at her website
After being incarcerated in a workhouse for thirteen years following the death of her mother, Mary Jay is apprenticed out to a farm on Dartmoor. She has no idea that the same man who darkened her mother's life will now threaten her own newfound freedom.
When aspiring author Anne Graham meets Graham Kingsley, she succumbs to his worldly charm and, despite misgivings, agrees to marry him. After they move into an ancient manor house in the heart of Dartmoor startling facts from Graham's past begin to emerge. Anne does her best to cope, but fears for her sanity when she begins seeing the characters she's written about in her book.
A repressed Millicent becomes acquainted with her quirky neighbors, discovers her husband's infidelities and contemplates an affair with a younger man while the planets Uranus and Pluto seemingly have their own agenda.