Meet Ceillie!

Hello, blogosphere!

You might be looking at my name and saying “Is that even a name? How do you pronounce that?”

Fear not! I have the answer! My name is actually pronounced very simply – like Kaylee. My name speaks to my not-so-distant Scottish heritage, as it is based off of the word Ceilaudgh, the Scottish Gaelic word for “party.” My mother tried to “americanize it,” and thus history was made. Or, at least I was.

I’m a book blogger at CandidCeillie, where I have been blogging on and off for four years! It blows my mind that it’s been that long, but CandidCeillie’s undergone a lot of changes in that time. It started as a place to share my journalist work, and has since transformed into a dedicated book blog where I sometimes write about my personal life.

I live with my fiancé, who I lovingly refer to as “Boy” on the internet because he wants some privacy online, my dog Moose, and my cat Luke. I also have a 55 gallon freshwater aquarium!

I’m a fledgling fiction writer, but I’m a longtime nonfiction writer. When I’m not online, I’m working as a journalist in southern Virginia at a small daily newspaper, and I’ve been writing on my own for as long as I’ve been reading (which is a long time.)

I can’t think of anything else to include here, but if you have any questions about me, you can ask them in the comments or on twitter @CandidCeillie! I’d love to make new friends!