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The second book of the Celeste Saves the City

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About the Book

Celeste Tunnels Underground  brings Celeste, a civil engineer, to the city of Dallas, Texas.  Seeking to find a solution that will minimize traffic congestion, Celeste settles on going underground by using tunnels. Join her in this adventure as she discovers how tunnels are being used across the world and learn about how they can help solve problems both in Dallas and abroad. 


Dates below are subject to change:

June 2023 | Phase 1: Manuscript finalization and sketches

October 2023 | Phase 2: Black and white illustrations 

December 2023 | Phase 3: Color illustrations 

March 2024 | Phase 4: Final touch ups

May 2024 | Book release!

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About the Author

Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana,  Courtney has been an advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in the construction and engineering industries for over 11 years. Currently based in Dallas, Texas, she is a commercial and heavy civil construction project management professional and a licensed professional engineer. Courtney holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, B.S. degree in Math, and M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Southern Methodist University and holds an MBA from Lamar University.

About the Illustrator

Erin Nielson is a freelance illustrator based in McKinney, Texas. She loves to create imaginative and whimsical artwork, especially if that artwork can include a few animals. She has worked with clients such as BYU Independent Study, The Friend Magazine, and Cincinnati Children's Hospital. She attended college at Brigham Young University and graduated with a BFA in Illustration. She now enjoys working out of her home studio with her daughter, Emma, and rescue dog Zoey.

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