Carrie Gerlach Cecil inspires women [and men] to transform their hearts and live their lives on purpose. She does this by creating literary, television, film and online content that move her audiences to laugh, reflect, respond and feel accepted. Through her different roles as writer, producer, on-screen talent and NFL wife, Cecil translates her knowledge from the boardroom to the end zone and everywhere in between with humor and inspirational insight.
Cecil’s newest novel titled "One Sunday" debuts Feb. 18, 2013 with Simon & Schuster/Howard Books. Her non-fiction work, "Goodness, Gridiron & Grace: A Modern Day Girl’s Game Plan For A Godly Life," is slated for 2014. Her first novel, "Emily’s Reasons Why Not" (Harper Collins) was named one of US Magazine’s “Summer Hot Book Picks.” The novel was adapted into a single camera comedy for ABC starring Heather Graham. Cecil served as a producer on the show. She also contributed as an author to the New York Times’ Editor Richard Sandomir’s book, "The Enlightened Bracketologist: The Final Four of Everything."
Cecil has written a number of projects for the screen including her latest television drama “In The Huddle,” loosely based on her blog Gridiron Woman that was optioned by Lifetime Television (2012). She is attached to create and write the pilot. Her reality show “Soul+Sisters” (Divas for Jesus/2012) is in development with WE tv for which she serves as an executive producer and on-screen talent. Cecil has also written the feature films "Sweet Revenge" (2010/Broken Road Productions) and "5th Avenue Bum" (2005/Laurence Bender Productions). Cecil has penned articles for Y’ALL: The Art of Southern Living magazine and composed her weekly column Notes from Lot S: A Football Wife for the sports section of the Tennessean newspaper. She served as a blogger for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans website, Titansonline.com and NFLwives.com. She also creates weekly blogs for carriegerlachcecil.com.
Additionally, Cecil is the founder and president of Anachel Communications, Inc., a sports, entertainment and Fortune 500 media strategy firm. Previously, Cecil was the president of CGPR Media Strategy, handling public relations as well as government and community affairs for networks and feature films. Cecil was director of entertainment publicity, West Coast for Turner Network Television (TNT), based in Los Angeles. She began her tenure with Turner Entertainment Group in New York and launched her career in public relations in the television department of Rogers & Cowan Public Relations, Inc., and as an intern with The Honorable Senator John McCain in Phoenix, Arizona.
Cecil and her husband, NCAA College Football Hall of Fame player, former Pro Bowl Safety, former Tennessee Titans Defensive Coordinator and current St. Louis Rams Defensive Backs’ coach, Chuck Cecil, split their time between California, St. Louis and Tennessee, and have a seven-year-old daughter, Charli Alleene.