Unlovely by Celeste ConwayUnlovely

the newest book from Celeste Conway

for adults and teens

“A perfect combination of romance and horror.”
- Lois Duncan. author of “Stranger with My Face and I Know What You Did Last Summer”.

“…wherever they were, these willow--‐tree girls, so lovely in their dresses with the wispy rosebuds in their hair, unlovely things happened and boys were hurt.”

Accidents happen. But they happen more often when the beautiful ballet dancers return each year to Ocean Watch. Yet Harley, home from college for summer break, can’t resist the delicate Cassandra. A magical interlude begins, as bewitching as any romantic ballet. As the weeks go on, however, Harley watches Cassandra change. Obsessed with her role in the tragically haunting ballet Giselle, intensely attached to the other ballerinas, and deeply devoted to the darkly glamorous Madame Ravenska, Cassandra begins to decompose. When Harley at last uncovers the truth about what is really going on, it may be too late to save her. Will he even be able to save himself?

“There are sentences and paragraphs so hauntingly evocative, you will want to read them two or three times . . . The story moves as gracefully and tragically as the ballet itself.”!

Hardcover: 252 pages
Publisher: Merit Press (January 2, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1440582793
ISBN-13: 978-1440582790

When You Open Your Eyes by Celeste ConwayWhen You Open Your Eyes

by Celeste Conway

for ages 14 and up

A consuming passion turns dangerous in this lush and lyrical novel set in Buenos Aires. 

The more you love, the more you stand to lose…. 

Tessa’s head over heels for Lucien, the son of a French diplomat. Sexy, artistic, and daring, he brings out a completely new side of her. With him, Tessa feels beautiful and exotic. So when Tessa’s strict father forbids her to see Lucien, she’s determined to keep their relationship a secret. 

But as Tessa gets caught up in Lucien, he becomes increasingly volatile. What she once found alluring about him now feels alarming. Tessa must figure out how far she’ll go for Lucien before she risks losing not just him, but everything she loves.

(Simon Pulse, An Imprint of
Simon & Schuster
Children's Publishing  Division)
ISBN 978-1-4424-4229-0 (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-4424-3031 (paperback)
ISBN 978-1-4424-3032-7 (eBook)
(0-385-90540-8). Ages 8-12.

The Melting Season by Celeste ConwayThe Melting Season

by Celeste Conway

for ages 12 and up

Giselle is a cultured ballet student, the daughter of the famous ballerina Marina Parke-Vanova and the late dance historian Grigori Vanov. On her first-ever trip to "Westchest-ah", as her mother's deranged boyfriend Blitz calls it, she meets the most beautiful boy she's ever seen. Will introduces Giselle to the world beyond Manhattan, and for the first time, makes her feel comfortable outside her perfectly protected apartment on Central Park West. But Giselle has some issues to overcome--and some memories about her father that keep rising to the surface. With Will's help, Giselle must come to terms with her family's glorious--and not so glorious--past and focus on the future.

Selected for the New York Public Library
Best Books for the Teen Age 2007 List

(Delacorte Press,
A Division of Random House)
ISBN 978-0-73339-9  (0-385-7339-9).
Ages 12 and up.
The Melting Season

The Goodbye Time by Celeste ConwayThe Goodbye Time

by Celeste Conway

for ages 8 to 12 years

AS LONG AS she can remember, Anna has lived in the same Upper West Side apartment with her parents and brother, Tom; she’s attended the same private school and had the same best friend, Katie. Katie has always loved hanging out with Anna’s family and escaping the tension in her own small apartment, where her single mom struggles to raise her severely mentally challenged brother.

But then something changes. Katie’s brother gets violent with her mother and now he’s going to live in a home. Suddenly Katie is angry with Anna, and just as quickly they’re not friends anymore. Anna’s mom tells her that Katie just needs someone to be mad at right now, and that everything will be okay, but Anna knows that she has entered the Goodbye Time—and things are changing faster than she can understand.

Delacorte Press  
A Division of Random House
ISBN978-0-385-90540-4  /
Ages 8-12.  Also available in ebook.
(0-385-90540-8). Ages 8-12

Where Is Papa Now? by Celeste ConwayWhere is Papa Now?

by Celeste Conway

for ages 2 6

As the seasons pass, Eliza and Mama await the return of Papa from his travels to China, Bombay and hot Java . . . Lovingly written, the poetic text is paired with the author’s own cut-paper illustrations. The exquisitely detailed collages use a rich variety of nautical and old-fashioned memorabilia to capture the feeling of a mid-nineteenth sea captain’s world.


(Caroline House, Boyd’s Mills Press, Inc.)
Ages 2-6.
Where Is Papa Now?

Body Image and the Media

by Celeste Conway

for Grades 3-6

Body Image and the Media provides a balanced look at a hot-button topic. Explore the pros and cons of the idealized portrayal of people in different types of media, what effects this has on a boy or girl’s body image, the dangers of a negative body image, and what people do to change their bodies (including eating disorders and cosmetic surgery), as well as the influence of parents and peers on a person’s body image. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills required by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards.

ABDO Publishing Company.
ISBN-13: 9781617837821
Pages: 48
Publication date: 1/1/2013