Retiring…but not from writing

Fortune, croppedI have worked in medical research and pharmaceutical development for nearly twenty years–my entire professional life. I started my career as a nurse at the National Institutes of Health. After nine years, I became a Consumer Safety Officer/Regulatory Project Manager at the Food and Drug Administration. From there I moved into the pharmaceutical industry and have held leadership positions in both medical writing and regulatory affairs.

I am proud of the body of work I leave behind me. I am particularly proud of the people I have had the privilege to mentor.

All that said, the time is right for me to set this aside and take up the mantle of author and publisher on a full-time basis. There are characters in my head clamoring for their tales to be told; I want to be able to give them the novels they deserve. There are also authors who have stories to share with the world, who can’t do it on their own. I want my company, Duncurra LLC, to be able to provide publishing and promotional services to these authors, while ensuring that they are fairly compensated.

My daughter, Meghan Cusack, will be joining me in this endeavor. She holds a BA in English, with a minor in writing. Her specialty is multi-media communications, which is an invaluable set of skills for marketing and promotion in today’s environment. She, along with Lily Baldwin, James McCreadie, Debbie May, and Kathryn Lynn Davis will be teaming up to make Duncurra LLC a publishing and promotional team like no other.

This next chapter of my life begins July 1, 2016. Stick with me as the universe unfolds. I promise you wonderful things to come.

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8 Responses to Retiring…but not from writing

  1. Ann Leeson says:

    Congratulations on your retirement and good luck with your future projects.💜 casscas

  2. miizzxo says:

    congrats on your retirement , for a minute there i thought you were giving up writing , your books are amazing and can’t wait for more , good luck , sharon frizell

  3. cecigiltenan says:

    Thanks for the kind words. I can’t wait for more either. It is time to put my full energy here.
    ❤ Ceci

  4. Lovely to hear there are more books in your future. My seminary texts might as well be written in another language (because cannot remember previous paragraphs to give context) and most of the novels I read now (with dementia) are geared for youth, but somehow I enjoy your books even if i do not remember context or characters well. Many of your first line of chapter or paragraph renew enough context to enjoy, and not over-filled with sub-plots (where I am always completely lost). Your books are always a joy. THANK YOU.

  5. isolovebooks says:

    I am a current nursing student and when I get a small window of time I love to read your books and get lost. I am currently on Once Found and I just love it! Congrats on your impending retirement and I am so excited that you will be writing full time! I’ll be the first in line to read your next book. I hope there will be more for the the Pocket Watch Chronicles!

    • cecigiltenan says:

      I’m glad you are enjoying my books. There definitely will be more! Nursing school is challenging but well worth it. I started my career as a nurse so I wish you all the best.
      ❤ Ceci

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