Students praise her accessible manner, her clear and constructive criticism, and her down-to-earth approach to creative issues. She prides herself on removing writing from the realm of dreams and providing clear and concrete guidance to aspiring writers and artists.
Celia currently teaches writing part-time in Northern Virginia, an arrangement which allows her the time she needs for her own creative efforts. She appears regularly as Guest of Honor at genre conventions and as a Guest Speaker for various schools, professional conventions, community groups, and historical societies. She is always looking for new opportunities to teach, and welcomes inquiries from schools and organizations that are interested.