Céline Keating is the author of novels Play for Me and Layla and the coeditor of On Montauk: A Literary Celebration. Keating’s themes include an
interest in the arts, activism, and the environment. Her short fiction has been published in many literary journals, such as Prairie Schooner, Santa Clara Review, North Stone Review, and Mount Hope, and she was the winner of the 2014 Hackney Literary Award in Short Fiction. She is on the board of environmental organization The Concerned Citizens of Montauk and of the National Women’s Book Association. Visit her online at