Celeste De Blasis was born in Santa Monica, California and grew up at the Kemper Campbell Ranch in Victorville, located in the high Mojave Desert. She attended Wellesley College, transferred to Oregon State University, and eventually graduated from Pomona College. She contributed poems to a number of poetry magazines and in 1969 received the Southern Division National League of PEN Women Award for Letters for her poetry. She published her first novel, The Night Child, in 1975. It was followed by Suffer a Sea Change (1976), The Proud Breed (1978), The Tiger's Woman (1981), and her "Wild Swan" trilogy of novels published from 1984 to 1989. She also wrote an autobiography, Graveyard Peaches (1991). She died from complications of lupus erythematosus in 2001.
Celeste De Blasis is overleden aan de complicaties van Lupus erythematodes. LE is een auto-immuunbindweefselziekte