Celia Hayes has always been passionately interested in the history of the American frontier. She was brought up in an eccentric, baby-boom family which formed the basis of a memoir, Our Grandpa Was an Alien. She earned a degree in English, served for 20 years in the US Air Force, and another ten years as a secretary and office administrator in various large and small business enterprises. Currently, she is the owner of Watercress Press, a small local subsidy press specializing in local history.
Her first novel, To Truckee’s Trail, grew out of a fascination with the California emigrant trail. The Adelsverein Trilogy, and its companion novels – Daughter of Texas, Deep in the Heart, The Quivera Trail, Sunset & Steel Rails, and The Golden Road drew on an interest in the German settlement of the Texas Hill Country, and the dramatic sweep of history in the Lone Star State. She has also authored a collection of adventures intended for younger readers, Lone Star Sons, set in the time of the Republic of Texas. With her daughter, Jeanne Hayden, she has also co-authored the Luna City series: Chronicles of Luna City, The Second Chronicle of Luna City and subsequent volumes of comic short stories set in present-day small town South Texas.
More about her writing is at the websites www.celiahayes.com and www.lunacitytexas.com.