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Selene Castrovilla

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Selene Castrovilla is an award-winning teen and children’s author who believes that through all trends, humanity remains at the core of literature.

Selene is excited to be the co-author of "a self-help book you'll actually read," as one mental health professional proclaims. TEN STEPS TO FINDING HAPPY releases on March 20, in conjunction with the United Nations' International Day of Happiness.

Selene wrote four award-winning books about the human side of the American Revolution. Her next book for young people is about the end of slavery, and it is being illustrated by E.B. Lewis.

Her young adult novel MELT was meant to be a stand-alone, but so many readers wrote to her begging to know what happens next that she realized MELT is actually the fi
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Selene Castrovilla Since Luna Rising, my first women's fiction, is releasing on June 25, I decided I would read some other women's fiction authors this summer. After all…moreSince Luna Rising, my first women's fiction, is releasing on June 25, I decided I would read some other women's fiction authors this summer. After all, summer is the perfect time to take a break from life and delve into a character's life--and I enjoy reading about how women cope with problems. So I randomly chose three books to read with the theme of "keeping" in common: The Secrets She Keeps, The Secrets You Keep and The Things We keep. They all look good! I relate to the struggle that comes with "keeping" in all different ways. Do you?

I might also seek out a Janet Evanovich book for comic relief. My character Sunny is a lot like Lula in humor, and maybe Luna is a bit like Stephanie Plum (in spunk and romantic confusion), Let me know if you agree. Happy summer reading!(less)
Selene Castrovilla Hi Traceylee,
Years ago, when my first book was published, I met Lurlene at a book festival in Kentucky. We were signing books next to each other, and…more
Hi Traceylee,
Years ago, when my first book was published, I met Lurlene at a book festival in Kentucky. We were signing books next to each other, and struck up a conversation. When I sold The Girl Next Door, my publisher asked me if I knew any authors who would read my book and "blurb" it. Blurbing a book means giving a recommendation for it, which can be used on the cover and/or to promote the book in general. Since Lurlene is the queen of these kinds of books, I thought of her and asked. She said yes!(less)
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Ready for my Closeup in Newsday!

I was thrilled to be featured in a Newsday article about the Long Island Authors Group–at least, in the photos!



Alas, I was not eligible to be written about in the article, because they were interested in people who published their first book at age 50 or older, I was in my 30’s. This was one case when the early bird was denied the worm! But I will say that I look good. I put on makeup for the

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“Everyone leaves, Sam, in one way or another.But death can never rob us of the love we give away.Love stays with us-- it never dies.You carry my love with you.Let go and feel it,Sam.Death is only an end if you see it as one”
Selene Castrovilla, The Girl Next Door

“Just in case i forgot to mention it. Jesse said "I love you Sam" "Somethings can never be overstated".”
Selene Castrovilla, The Girl Next Door

“I'm the girl next door.I meet Jesse the day we moved in,fifteen years ago.People say you don't remember stuff from when you were two,but i do. Not whole days ,but moments.And feelings.Even then,it felt like he belonged with me.”
Selene Castrovilla, The Girl Next Door

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