About

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Photo Credit: Brad Nguyen Photography

Frank, the creator of Ceci’s sixth grade class prophecy, decided that she was going to be an author. “But I want to be a nurse!” she said, in her typically bossy style.

“You can’t be a nurse because Jennifer is going to be a nurse and she asked first. Be a writer, you’re good at that.”

As it turns out, she became both. She started her career as an oncology nurse at a world-renowned research hospital, and eventually utilized her writing skills to become a successful medical writer.

At a friend’s wedding in 1989 she met her soul mate, a young Irish carpenter who just happened to be the brother of the groom. He returned to the United States a year later and they were married in 1991.

Although not raised in  New Jersey, when she heard that “Jersey girls don’t pump gas,” Ceci decided that she wanted to be a “Jersey Girl” so they relocated there. The move might have also had something to do with the pharmaceutical industry but those details have grown a bit fuzzy. Now she and her husband live in Southwest Florida.

With their youngest graduating from college, Ceci is looking forward to writing many more “happily ever after’s.”

Her first novel Highland Solution was released in September 2013, followed by her second novel, Highland Courage in March 2014. Both books were released again in June 2014 by Duncurra LLC.

17 Responses to About

  1. susancusack1 says:

    Happy Birthday Ceci!

  2. Georgie Cusack says:

    Love the website. I am going to try some of the recipes!!

  3. Olga Godim says:

    Nice website, Ceci. I’m still struggling to make mine behave in the way I want. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

  4. cecigiltenan says:

    Thanks Olga. I can’t take the credit. My daughter’s boyfriend, the talented young man who is responsible for my head shots (Brad Nguyen) made it pretty for me.

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  6. Terry says:

    Thanks for the contest. It was fun and it gave me a chance to find out somethings about other authors and yourself. Good Luck on your new release

  7. cecigiltenan says:

    Thanks Terry. I am glad you are enjoying it.
    🙂 Ceci

  8. Gail Denny says:

    I’m trying to sign up for your mailing list and it won’t let me, can you help me. I really love your books.

    • cecigiltenan says:

      Thank you so much. It always makes my day when someone takes the time to tell me they enjoyed my books.

      I am sorry about the newsletter link. It has something to do with the WordPress template I use. 😦 And now I can’t get the useless widget off the page. I am in the process of having someone create the page for me so I don’t have to use the template. You can sign up here: https://tinyletter.com/Ceci_Giltenan . You can also follow me on Amazon (they are very good at sending out new release announcements), Facebook and Twitter (though I don’t tweet much).

      ❤ Ceci

  9. Raymond Brocato says:

    I know this must be pretty parochial of me , but being a cradle catholic,I love that you talk of Mass, Staints and holidays in your novels.The secular media never mentions religion or church in any of their movies or written offerings.

  10. cecigiltenan says:

    I don’t think it is parochial at all. The fact is, the Church played a major role in all aspects of European medieval life. Period. According to everything I’ve read, Highlanders happened to be particularly devout.

    I write “historical romance” but the history on which I focus is not world events, it is social history. Failing to include the role of faith in the lives of my characters would be like leaving electricity out of a 20th century novel–it impacts everything. If anything, I underplay it.

    My faith is a huge part of my life and who I am. I think it naturally spills into my writing. There is an Amazon review on one of my books in which the reviewer says something like, “what’s this BS about forgiveness?”.

    Fair enough. If a reader doesn’t value forgiveness, if they can’t understand why a character keeps loving someone who is hard to love, they will not relate to my characters or enjoy my books.

    Thanks for contacting me. I always enjoy hearing from readers.

    ❤ Ceci

  11. Airin says:

    Hi I was trying to subscribe to your mailing list and I couldn’t. I was wondering how to do it. I want to keep track of when new duncurra books are realeased. Thank you.

  12. cecigiltenan says:

    I am sorry about the newsletter link. It has something to do with the WordPress template I use. 😦 And now I can’t get the useless widget off the page. I am in the process of having someone create the page for me so I don’t have to use the template. You can sign up here: https://tinyletter.com/Ceci_Giltenan . You can also follow me on Amazon (they are very good at sending out new release announcements), Facebook and Twitter (though I don’t tweet much).

    My next release is The Midwife. It is available now for pre-sale and will go live on March 1. http://www.amazon.com/Midwife-Pocket-Watch-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B0195PIHIW .
    ❤ Ceci

  13. eBookDaily says:

    Ceci,

    “The Pocket Watch” is highlighted today on eBookDaily.com:

    http://ebookdaily.com/free-kindle-ebooks/2016-09-14/B01803FD1E

  14. Debra Allen says:

    I love and have all of your books and would love to get you to sign my book labels for them. Maybe a P>O> box so I can send them to you.

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