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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cecile's fascination with human behaviour, combined with her passion for travel, take her female protagonists on an internal as well as external journey of discovery and empowerment.
With a background in psychology and Personality Temperament, Cecile develops characters who tackle dilemmas in their own unique way.
She has won first prize for two flash fiction stories: On my Merits and Not So Cocky Now. (posted on Blog) She has also won first prize in the World Writers Collective's 'Saddest Story' competition, with The Drama of Dying.
ABOUT My StorIES
Cecile is the author of Child Magical, Love on a Faultline and Dilemmas of a Middle-aged Madonna.
Child Magical is now available on kindle and as a print book.
Literary Allsorts. The first chapter of Dilemmas of a Middle-aged Madonna has been published in Ties that Bind.
Child Magical: A Memoir follows the adventures of a three-year-old, who travels halfway around the world by the time she is five.
In Dilemmas of a Middle-aged Madonna, we are invited into the thoughts and emotions of Jessica. We feel her suffering at the loss of her lover and are immersed in her story to the extent that we are carried along by the challenges she faces - her triumphs and disappointments.
Love on a Faultline is a hero's journey via a story that feels like an educational memoir generously shared by the female protagonist.
Its aim is to help women understand and break free from a toxic relationship.
Love on a Faultline
Cecile writes lucidly and succinctly, and her making sense of the material in terms of Jung and others is interesting and intriguing.
Because she writes so intelligently and tries so valiantly to make sense rather than condemn, it is easy to sympathise with both protagonists and imagine oneself with the same dilemmas ...
She tells a good story in the sense that the reader is always wondering what is coming next.
Dr Peter Wigg, Psychiatrist
'Love on a Faultline'
Truthfully, I finished this gorgeous book the day it landed in my hands, from the second I began I could not stop. The messages conveyed, paired with simple flow, was genuinely divine.
The best way to summarise what I personally have acquired is that I feel understood (which, as a young woman, is something I not often get to say) rather than feeling silenced by experiences that are seemingly too complex to discuss and be comprehended by those surrounding me - relationships can feel isolating. It’s as though something previously silenced has been gifted… words, a story.
I thank you so deeply for sharing this story, it is one I will treasure for many many years but also one I hope can be shared with more. The wisdom you’ve passed is a true gift, one that I would like to share with those close to me and beyond; to enable them to delve into the same issues as I have.
It would be a great privilege to have you as a guest speaker; I will be back in contact with you regarding this!
'I’ve finished Love on a Faultline and absolutely loved it. So beautifully written, and such an important topic. I can think of several friends who I know would benefit from reading this.
Hope the editing for Dilemmas of a Middle-aged Madonna is coming along well! If it’s anything like Love on Faultline it’s going to be amazing.'