There are few things more important in my writing career than telling a great story, a fun story, and sometimes one that inspires us to be a little better than we are. I hope in reading my books you gained comfort, laughs, or an escape from your every day life. Thank you for spending time with me and my characters as we try to fill pages with laughter, love, and a little adventure – even if it’s a bit over the top!
After Nancy Drew was encased in a plaster statue to starve, suffocate and die, Tricia Cerrone decided pursuing writing would be safer than sleuthing. Regardless, she still manages to find trouble when sticking her nose curiously into other people’s lives, problems, and conversations – with the innocent intent of being helpful.
Today she writes adventure novels that celebrate friendship, family, and the importance of following your dreams, in the hope that her stories will inspire others to live their true values and create a better world – but have fun doing it!
Tricia Cerrone is a former Walt Disney Imagineering executive and a strong advocate and mentor for young people who seek to find their place in the world. She is currently working on The Black Swan Files—a young adult series about a teenage girl with superpowers who struggles to find her family and the home where she belongs. The series has been applauded for its emotion, humor, diverse characters in STEM fields, and making you want to turn the page.
Ms. Cerrone also writes Historical Romance (for anyone who loves epic love!) under the pen name, Trish Albright. Siren’s Song and Siren’s Secret in the Keepers of the Legacy series have collected a number of awards. The Time Keeper, is a Christmas novella that captures all the action, romance, and snappy dialogue she is known for in her other historicals.
Regardless of what the time or location might be, Tricia’s stories are known for their love of family, loyal friendships, dauntless heroes, and of course…heroines who know how to fight for their dreams.
An escapee from the Los Angeles desert, Tricia now lives among the trees with her family and two dogs.
Awards Received as Tricia Cerrone
The Skeleton Watch screenplay: The Writers Lab, 2019 Winner; Academy Nicholl Fellowship, 2020 Semi-Finalist; Outstanding Screenplays 2022 Finalist; Big Apple Feature Screenplay, 2020 Semi-Finalist; Big Break Screenwriting Contest, 2019 Quarter-Finalist; PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, 2019 Quarter-Finalist; Shore Scripts Screenwriting Contest, 2018 Semi-Finalist;
The Black Swan Files book series: Glisten, The Black Swan Files 002 won the 2017 Wisconsin RWA Write Touch Readers’ Award for Best Young Adult Book, the 2017 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Young Adult Fiction, and won a SILVER MEDAL in the 2017 eLit Awards for Best Young Adult Book. Glisten was also a finalist in the 2017 YARWA Athena Awards, the 2017 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, the 2017 Maggie Award for Excellence, and the 2017 Book Buyer’s Best Award for Young Adult. Glimmer, The Black Swan Files 001 won a 2016 GOLD MEDAL in the Independent Publishers Awards (an IPPY), for Best Young Adult E-Book and an Honorable Mention from the 2015 North Street Book Prize in Genre Fiction.
The Black Swan Files TV Pilot screenplay: 2024 Quarterfinalist WeScreenplay TV Pilot Lab; 2023 Quarterfinalist Filmmatic Sci-Fi/Fantasy Awards; Vail Film Festival Screenplay Awards.
Other Projects: Ms. Cerrone’s first manuscript, A Virgin in L.A., won the Colorado Romance Writers Molly Award and was a finalist in Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® Award for Unpublished Authors.
Awards Received as Trish Albright
RWA Golden Heart Finalist for The Captain’s Ring (Later became Siren’s Song); Winner of the 2009 Wisconsin Write Touch Readers’ Award; Winner of 2009 THE BEACON AWARD presented by First Coast Romance Writers; 2nd Place in 2010 THE BEACON AWARD; 2010 GOLDEN QUILL Finalist; Finalist for the 2010 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE presented by Colorado Romance Writers.
Tricia is a member of Novelists, Inc., International Thriller Writers, International Screenwriters’ Association, Published Authors Network, The Alliance of Independent Authors, The Golden Network, Romance Writers of America, Young Adult RWA chapter, Los Angeles Romance Authors, and First Coast Romance Authors.