A heart that loves is always young - Proverb
Cecilia Velástegui was born high up in the Andes mountains in Quito, Ecuador, where she spent her childhood. Although she now lives at sea level in Monarch Beach, California, she still has two friendly alpacas, Tupac and Khipus. Cecilia was raised in California and France, and has traveled extensively in over 50 countries. Her favorite country is always the most recent country she visited.
She received her graduate degree from the University of Southern California, and speaks four languages. She was a marriage and family therapist, but now she is a devoted writer. Cecilia is on the board of directors of several cultural and educational institutions.
In addition to her debut novel, Gathering the Indigo Maidens, her new psychological thriller, Traces of Bliss, will be released in April 2012. Both novels are available in Spanish. Cecilia is writing her third novel, which is set in Paris, with complete joie de vivre.
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