Meet Author and Shaker Heights Grad Celeste Ng

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Shaker Library presents Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere. Her second novel is set in Shaker Heights and explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the damage of believing that following the rules can avert disaster and Shaker Heights class of 1998. Celeste is a graduate of Shaker High School and Harvard University and earned her MFA from the University of Michigan. Her fiction and essays have appeared in numerous publications and she is a recipient of various awards. To register or for more information, visit

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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