Celina Summers was born and raised in Clarksville, Tennessee. While there, she became fascinated with languages and history while a high school student in the top Latin program in the nation. She continued her education in Tennessee, pursuing degrees in political science and communications. While there, she was a top collegiate debater and public speaker, and also began her lifelong love of theater—beginning with her studies under top dramaturge Howard Stein. After college, she went into professional theater, racking up credits as an actor, scenic designer, and director along the eastern seaboard. Her first fantasy series, The Asphodel Cycle, was originally published in 2007. The books in the series won numerous awards and nominations, including top ten placements in all four P&E Readers Polls for top fantasy and a prestigious Golden Rose nomination. Other publications include her sensual romance series Mythos, a short story collection Metamorphosis, and the Covenants Trilogy, co-authored with Rob Graham. Celina has also been an editor for over a decade, the managing editor at two publishing houses, and the founder/editor of the speculative fiction magazine Penumbra. She is now focused primarily on her writing career, and has branched out from traditional speculative fiction into contemporary literary fantasy under the pseudonym CA Chevault. Celina is a sportswriter, with a weekly NCAA column at Blogcritics Magazine and a feature writer at the Orange & White Report. She also occasionally adds clients to her NYT/USA Today bestselling editing clientele. Her only hobby is college athletics. She is a regular caller on the Paul Finebaum sports television show, and every Saturday in the fall is spent cheering on her beloved Tennessee Volunteers. Celina is represented by the Cherry Weiner Literary Agency.
"There are many fantasy quests with magical elements and battle-weary friends. A few have strong female leaders. The ASPHODEL CYCLE is my favourite. My favourite female lead. My favourite romantic couple. My favourite use of gods and goddesses and their use of mortals in power games. Ms. Summers is a favourite author because I know each time I read her name I will not be disappointed."-- Chris Chat Reviews