Celina Summers

                            Celina Summers (CA Chevault) was born and raised in                                               Clarksville, Tennessee. While there, she became fascinated with                              languages and history while a high school student in the top Latin program in the nation. She continued her education in Tennessee, pursuing degrees in political science and communications. While there, she was a top collegiate debater and public speaker, and also began her lifelong love of theater--beginning with her studies under top dramaturge Howard Stein. After college, she went into professional theater, racking up credits as an actor, scenic designer, and director along the eastern seaboard.

But theater rarely pays the bills, so she split her time as a server/bartender everywhere from Key West to New York City. She finally settled in Ohio, where  a post-automobile accident back injury sidelined her from theater. Then she began to write. 
Her first fantasy series, The Asphodel Cycle, was originally published in 2007. The books in the series won numerous awards and nominations, including top ten placement in all four P&E Readers Polls for top fantasy and a prestigious Golden Rose nomination. Other publications include her sensual romance series Mythos, a short story collection Metamorphosis, and the Covenants Trilogy, co-authored with Rob Graham. She is currently working on two nonfiction projects, and her ten-book series Harlequinade will be released in 2018. 
Celina has also been an editor for two decades, the managing editor at two publishing houses, and the founder/editor of the speculative fiction magazine Penumbra. She is now focused solely on her writing career, and has branched out from traditional speculative fiction into contemporary literary fantasy. Recently, she penned a paranormal nonfiction, Stalked by the Zozo Demon, which remained on the Amazon bestseller list for its genre for five months.

Celina is married, has two grown daughters and several grandchildren. Celina is a devout fan of college football, and a regular caller to the Paul Finebaum show on the SEC Network. She also blogs, writes a bi-weekly college football column called Fact or Fanatic , contributes columns regularly to the Orange & White Report , and edits freelance for a small clientele. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, her historical fiction costume/interiors page on Pinterest, her author pages on Amazon, Blogcritics, and Goodreads, and at the bar every Saturday during college football season.

​Celina is represented by the Cherry Weiner Literary Agency.