Celise Downs was born, and currently makes her home, in Phoenix, AZ. Her love of writing began in the 7th grade as a way to dispel recess boredom. Her talent was further encouraged by a high school English teacher. She considers her novels to be Young Adult Fiction with a twist.

“There’s the normal stuff that teenagers go through, like acne, peer pressure, and angst over the opposite sex,” she says. “Then there’s the not-so-normal, unexpected stuff. I happen to like writing about both.”

Celise shares her home with hubby and a talkative Tabby cat named Sweetpea. She is also a member of SCBWI (and serves as a committee member for her local chapter) and NAWW. She also likes to encourage and support creative talent in youth and is currently a mentor in the Little Owl Mentoring Program.


Siblings or only child: 1 older sister (we’re 2 yrs and 2 days apart)

My favorite food: breakfast food, shrimp, Chinese, Italian

My favorite day of the week is: Saturday

My favorite flower is: Gerber daisies

My favorite flavor of ice cream is: Blue Bunny Cookies’n’Cream

My favorite fast food joint is: Mickey D’s

My favorite movies are: The Fifth Element, Grease 2, James Bond (Sean and Pierce ONLY), The Transporter 1 & 2, X-Men Trilogy, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Strictly Ballroom, She’s the Man, Step Up, Hero (with Jet Li), Pride and Prejudice (with Keira Knightley) 

My favorite type of movies are: romantic comedy, teeny-bopper flicks, some Disney, martial arts, action, some sci-fi

My favorite actors and actresses are: Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Garner

My favorite T.V. shows are: Smallville, Bones, Supernatural, The 4400, Heroes

My favorite subjects in school were: English and dance

My least favorite subjects in school were: math, biology, history, Econ, chemistry

I would max out my credit card at:

When I’m bored, I: Read (because I’m totally addicted to adult romance books), surf the net (when I should probably be writing)

My philosophy on life is: It’s never too late to be who you want to be

Visit her on the web:

Author website




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