Ms. Celia Anderson – National Sales Director CVB, Author and Entreprenuer
Young Author, Celia Anderson, gives a new face to literature that resonates with this generation. She wowed readers in 2009 with her debut novel, Love, Ocean and Again with the sequel Daddy’s Home in 2010. In 2011 she was published in Remembrances in Black: Personal Perspectives of the African American Experience at the University of Arkansas, by Dr. Charles F. Robinson and Dr. Lonnie Williams. In this novel, she writes about her personal experience at the University of Arkansas.
Coupling her love for basketball and education, Celia has traveled to over fifty venues throughout the United States to deliver her original school wide presentation G.A.M.E.T.I.M.E (Gaining A Meaningful Education To Insure Maximum Elevation), which motivates students to “get in the game of life”.
The former basketball player for the Lady Razorbacks also played professionally in Greece before going on to work for New York Times bestselling author the late E. Lynn Harris. Her years of dedication and hard work landed her first publishing deal with Random House in a compilation of short stories alongside Mr. Harris to be published in the near future. In 2011, she not only presented at the Congressional Black Caucus, she was also inducted into the Multi Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame, for using her sports platform to empower her community.
Set to release her third novel GAMETIME-Life Lessons For Young Adults and The Aftermath, the third in the Ocean Series in the near future, Celia continues to write and speak across the nation. She teaches at Northwest Arkansas Community College and works for the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau.