Cecilia Dockins was born in Waynesboro, Tennessee, where she grew up fishing in the creeks and rivers deep in the backwoods of her hometown. She earned her B.A. in English from Middle Tennessee State University in 2010  and is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop.

She has slung instruments in surgical suites and dabbled in bartending. An avid pulp collector,  she spends her free time digging through boxes at the local used bookstores. Her favorite classic movie monster is the Gill-man (AKA The Creature).

Currently, Cecilia lives with her husband, two parrots, and boxer pup in a subdivision which reminds her a lot of Camazotz from Madeleine L’Engle’s  A Wrinkle in Time.  On rainy nights, she can hear the river calling.