Celia O'Neill began writing at an early age and her talent was recognised whilst at school where she won a nationwide competition. She excelled at English Literature during A-levels and went on to study History and French at the University of East Anglia. She had various professional roles during her working life - ranging from Librarian and Archivist, to Executive Recruiter - but it was through writing that she really found her passion.
It was her passion and level of commitment that saw her win prizes in international competitions for her poems, some of which were included in published anthologies, but there was no collection published that consisted solely of her own poems. The Poet's Eye is a collection of her poems that were bought together posthumously.