Celia Miles is a native of Appalachia, born in Western North Carolina, and, except for brief stints in Massachusetts and Virginia, plus college in Kentucky and Pennsylvania, has lived here all her life.

A long-time English instructor at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, she is retired and living in Asheville.

She calls herself “a teacher by trade, a traveler by design, a photographer for fun, and a writer by avocation.”

While teaching she co-authored a textbook for the two-year college market (Writing Technical Reports, adapted for the Canadian market as Some Assembly Required. McGraw-Hill, publisher).

Now in addition to freelance editing and writing in various genres—thus, a “nicheless author”—her interests include traveling, photography, old grist mills, and Neolithic sites, especially stone circles.

Her novels are A Thyme for Love, ThymeTable Mill, Mattie’s Girl: An Appalachian Childhood, Sarranda, Sarranda’s Heart, Sarranda’s Legacy, Journey to Stenness, The Body at Wrapp’s Mill, The Body at StarShine Mill, The Skeleton at the Old Painted Mill and (in 2022)The Secret at the Little Lost Mill.

She has also written two short story collections: On a Slant: A Collection of Stories  and Islands One and All: Stories and Otherwise.