Celeste Harmer


Celeste Harmer is a native of Southwest Philadelphia and grew up in the nearby suburban town of Sharon Hill. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in art history, Summa Cum Laude, from Rosemont College. She is the recipient of numerous academic awards and distinctions, chief among them selection for the All-Pennsylvania Academic Team, election to the post of president of the Alpha Tau Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Delaware County Community College, and membership in both the Alpha Omicron chapter of Delta Epsilon Sigma and the Gertrude Kistler Honor Society of Rosemont College.

Celeste's hobbies are art, physical fitness, and travel. She has both lived and traveled abroad, with her wanderings taking her to the Caribbean, Canada, Spain, and France, as well to much of the United States. She lives in suburban Philadelphia with her husband Edward and their three cats.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
It was a children's book that my father gave me in kindergarten. I was so young that I could only read a few words of it. But it fascinated me and showed me that I could create worlds with words.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes! When I was sixteen years old, as a way of filling and long and lonely summer, I wrote -- by hand! -- a romance novel that was strongly based on the dime-store romance novels I had a penchant forreading at the time. I still have this manuscript, and I enjoy visiting it from time to time to see how my writing has changed/stayed the same since I wrote it decades ago. Considering I was only sixteen years old at the time, I think it's very strong and well-written
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