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Cecil Castellucci is an author of young adult novels and comic books, most notably Boy Proof and The PLAIN Janes. Upcoming in 2014 is book one of her new sci duology TIN STAR.

She is also the author of The Year of the Beasts, First Day on Earth, Rose Sees Red, Beige, The Queen of Cool and Janes in Love. Her short stories can be found in various anthologies such as After, Teeth, Truth & Dare, The Eternal Kiss, Sideshow and Interfictions 2 and the anthology, which she co-edited, Geektastic.

She is the recipient of the California Book Award Gold Medal for her picture book Grandma's Gloves, illustrated by Julia Denos and the Shuster Award for Best Canadian Comic Book Writer for The Plain Janes. The Year of the Beasts was a finalist for the PE...more


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Cecil Castellucci Hey there! Since the Minx line is defunct, currently there are no plans for a Janes Book 3, although Jim Rugg and I would love love love to do one. We…moreHey there! Since the Minx line is defunct, currently there are no plans for a Janes Book 3, although Jim Rugg and I would love love love to do one. We are hoping that DC Comics will collect book 1 & 2 into one omni bus and hope that then we'd be able to add a mini story. Feel free to write a post about it or write to DC Comics or to tweet them and tell them that you'd like a book 3! Every little voice helps to convince them!

And I'm so glad that you loved The Janes! Art Saves!

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Cecil Castellucci Hello, Edan!

Thanks for the great question. As many people know, I mostly write YA, but I have loved writing picture books. I can tell you that I am…more
Hello, Edan!

Thanks for the great question. As many people know, I mostly write YA, but I have loved writing picture books. I can tell you that I am currently at work on a new picture book that I hope is as full of quirky fun as ODD DUCK is. More on that later in the year, but meanwhile, I do have another picture book called GRANDMA'S GLOVES. It's a delicate book about gardening and the passing of a loved one, so it's fragile and sad. But those kinds of books are sometimes needed too for our little ones.

I am so glad that your son loves ODD DUCK! I hope he's found a best friend like Theodora or Chad!

All best,

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The Plain Janes (Janes, #1)
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Boy Proof
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 2,125 ratings — published 2005 — 8 editions
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Janes in Love (Janes, #2)
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Odd Duck
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Beige
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The Year of the Beasts
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The Queen of Cool
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First Day on Earth
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Tin Star (Tin Star, #1)
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Rose Sees Red
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More books by Cecil Castellucci…

So excited that the USA Today Happy Ever After section featured the cover of STONE IN THE SKY. I wrote a little essay about loving the beast / alien to go along with it. Those of you who’ve read TIN STAR will get why.


Years ago, Tula Bane was beaten and left for dead on a remote space station far from Earth, her home planet. She started with nothing and had no one, but over time, she found a h...

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“Silent is the ruined land.
Man is brutal
and the rain does not wash away
the pain
or rid the distant memory.
It makes it glisten.”
Cecil Castellucci, Boy Proof

“I took that smile and I put it right where the hole in my chest was. It was better than coffee, or chocolate, or a perfect pirouette. I clutched it and held it tight.”
Cecil Castellucci, Rose Sees Red

“Non est ad astra mollis e terris via.
That's my philosophy. Its a quote from the past. "There is no easy way from the earth to the stars.”
Cecil Castellucci, Boy Proof

“Gentle reader, may you never feel what I then felt! May your eyes never shed such stormy, scalding, heart-wrung tears as poured from mine. May you never appeal to Heaven in prayers so hopeless and so agised as in that hour left my lips: for never may you, like me, dread to be the instrument of evil to what you wholly love.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

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Roxanne Hi Cecil! Thanks for your friendship.


Michelle-Lee White Hi Cecil, I know your performance work. I look forward to knowing your writing.


Sandra Thanks for friending me! :)


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