Authors & Illustrators

Cecil Castellucci

Cecil Castellucci grew up in New York and studied theatre and film in Paris, Los Angeles and Montreal. She performs and composes music (under the name Cecil Seaskull), writes plays and even works for MTV! Her first novel, "Boy Proof" came out in 2005, which was quickly followed by "The Queen of Cool" in 2006. Her latest novel is "Beige" and she has also written a graphic novel, "The Plain Janes". Recently she wrote and directed her first feature film "Happy Is Not Hard To Be". It debuted in Los Angeles at the Alternative Screen series at the Egyptian Theatre. Among other creative pursuits, she is an indie rock musician, performing under the name Nerdy Girl and Cecil Seaskull. With two CD's under her belt, and many tours across the US and Canada, she participated in musical festivals from CMJ to SXSW and Canadian Music Week. Her songs have charted on college radio and been used on television shows and independent films. Some of the grants she has been awarded include an Explorations Film Grant from the Canada Council and the PAFPS Grant from the National Film Board of Canada. Cecil was also awarded a Hero in Education 2001 from the California State Lottery.

Books written by Cecil Castellucci

  • Beige

    By Cecil Castellucci

    Paperback, AUS $16.99, NZ $21.99
    "Castellucci mixes details of the L.A. punk scene with memorable characters and witty dialogue. . . . Consider this pure Nirvana." — Booklist

  • The Queen of Cool

    By Cecil Castellucci

    Paperback, AUS $16.99, NZ $21.99
    "Albert Camus meets Mariah Fredericks in this smart, edgy take on one adolescent’s search for identity and meaning in life." — Kirkus Reviews

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