Celia’s first career was with horses.  She trained horses and taught students on Southeast Michigan’s hunter jumper circuit for more than 30 years.  Her second career sent her back to school to study gardening fine arts and landscape design.  They were not just careers, they were passions and when life left room for a new passion she began to distance hike.  Her husband said, “She got to H in the alphabet and stopped.  She went from horses, to horticulture, to hiking.”

Celia has kept journals and written short stories and poems all of her life.  She has written articles for newsletters, local newspapers, and The Vermont League of Writers. Walking Home is Celia’s first book but she has been working on her craft for decades.


Celia, her husband Don and their border collie Flurry divide their time between Michigan and Vermont.