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About me

After a decade working in natural resource science and management, I pursued a lifelong literary enthusiasm into a M.A. in English Literature from Mercy College. My thesis on George Eliot and Elizabeth Gaskell received the program’s Thesis of the Year award in 2020.

My writing has been published or is forthcoming in the journal Persuasions, The Copperfield Review, The North Columbia Monthly, and various anthologies. I independently published my first historical novel, Yewspring, in February 2023.

I’m a lifelong resident of the beautiful Northwest and live in rural Washington State with my family.

Pronouns: she/her

My name is pronounced “Cess-a-lee Van Cleev”.

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