Celeste

Celeste

Heart Element Coloring Book
Heart Element Coloring Book

Dador

Dador

young adult author

swoony, fun, belly-laugh inducing rom-com’s

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Hey there, romance readers & writer friends! The past few months has been a whirlwind! ​From a new literary agent to a re-designed website to shhh some top-secret news brewing. ​Stay tuned for all the juicy details! In the meantime, I hope we can connect on social media ​for the lowdown on my writerly adventures, bookish camaraderie, literary works, and, of ​course, my Hallmark channel and vampire fangirling. (A combo that makes sense to me!)

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Books

On the hunt for tales that make your heart race with fear, love, or both? Dive into my stories showcased in the books and ​anthologies below. (Short stories under pen name D.C. Dador :)

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To Root Somewhere

beautiful

This collection of stories from ​twenty-two diverse authors ​shows the anger of an abused ​planet where the choice to ​either fight back or embrace a ​changed future.

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when other people saw us

they saw the dead

Blending Gothic, horror, ​folklore, fantasy and fairy-​tale, these eerie short stories ​will disturb, move and humor ​you.

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STAY TUNED!​

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about celeste

Celeste Dador (“da-door”) (she/her) is a Filipino American author of feel-good ​escapes, thrilling adventures, and belly laugh-inducing romantic comedies. As a ​former wedding planner’s assistant, Celeste’s all about swoon-worthy details and ​making sure her readers are having their best day.


Celeste’s words have been published by Outland Entertainment and Haunt ​Publishing. She was a reality show finalist on America’s Next Great Author. By day, she ​navigates the halls of power in Washington D.C. to advance issues like STEM ​education. By night, she weaves stories where her characters keep falling in love. ​When she’s not writing, she can be found attending fan conventions, watching ​Hallmark movies (especially Fall-themed ones) or exploring historic (often haunted) ​sites in Virginia where she resides.


She is a volunteer for SCBWI and has been selected for multiple competitive writing ​mentorships, including Author Mentor Match and WriteMentor. Her favorite words of ​advice: “find something only you can say” and “if you have to choose between a ​werewolf or a vampire – always choose the vampire.”


Photos: (top to bottom) “official-ish” author headshot; dancing on Bourbon Street in New ​Orleans; on set on America’s Next Great Author; hero pose on the shores of Boracay, ​Philippines (to be clear the horse is the hero, Celeste was just glad she didn’t fall off!)

q&A

What lit the spark for your writing ​journey?

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3 firestarters: I was practically raised in a library, penning ​fan fiction, and beating breast cancer. A true writer at heart ​adores books! Crafting fan fiction means you're bursting ​with tales to share (and secretly hope the world reads them). ​Overcoming a serious illness? That's rocket fuel for pursuing ​your wildest dreams & for me it was becoming an author.

Writing can be like trying to juggle ​flaming torches. What's your top tip ​for writers?

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Find your squad! When crafting your masterpiece, teaming ​up with fellow writers for feedback is key to polishing your ​story & honing your skills. Writing can feel like a solo ​journey, so having a crew to cheer you on through the ups ​& downs of publishing is a must.

Why do you write for teens?

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The easy answer is that I enjoy reading and writing YA ​novels, of course! The teenage years are all about ​transformation, e.g. new experiences, exploring identity, ​and it’s a fun & challenging perspective to write. I hope the ​teens (and not-quite teen readers) who pick up my books ​are entertained & see themselves represented.

In & Out Burger or Five Guys?

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Duh, this California girl has to go with In & Out Burger, and ​she’s willing to debate anyone on this matter!

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contact celeste

For publishing-related inquiries, please contact Celeste’s literary agent Ann Rose: ​ann@thetobiasagency.com


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