Local writer launches sci-fi novel

Cecilia Carelse.

Cecilia Carelse.

Local writer Cecilia Carelse admits to photographing animal poo (and tracks) when out walking in the countryside but has since dropped that snippet of information from her author biography. Originally from England, she’s been living in the South-East of Ireland since 1991, worked at Bausch & Lomb, then CCImages photography and currently, in digital marketing and completing the Two Roads creative writing program at Kilkenny Campus, Maynooth University.

Her first novel ‘The Alien Eve’ is sci-fi and set in a fictional present day south-east of Ireland. It follows a woman, who finds herself in a strange world and has unusual abilities. It’s also about Ben, who works at the local Biotech Company, and his relationship with her. But when the messages come from an unknown source, more is at stake than just finding out where she, and the others, have come from.

She’s received Mentoring and a Bursary in 2013 from Artlinks and Waterford County Council. She was awarded a Regional Bursary for the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in 2014 from the Arts Office, Waterford County Council.

Poetry and short stories have been published in ‘Word Weavers – A First Anthology’, Word Weavers Tramore (2014) and ‘Hammered Glass’ by Kilkenny Campus Press, Maynooth University (2015).

The Novel Launch is on Friday 10th April at 7pm, in Murph’s Bar, Tramore, followed by Performance pieces and music by Word Weavers members and other local talents, and the main act, music by the wonderful singer/songwriter Karen Hegarty. Thanks to Murph’s Bar for sponsoring the event.

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