NYC – Odd Duck Signing

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Cecil Castellucci appears at Books of Wonder on Tuesday November 19, 2013 on 3:30 PM!

About The Program: STORYTIME WITH THE AUTHOR is a weekly storytime designed to connect young readers and listeners directly to the authors and artists who create the books they love. Each week we will invite an author or artist to read aloud from their books and other picture books that they love. They may also lead activities such as crafts or drawing.

Creating a bond between authors and readers is one of the most effective ways we know to build a lifelong love of reading. With that in mind, we are so excited to present this program, which we hope will provide a unique, inspiring, and stimulating experience for our youngest readers!

ABOUT OUR GUEST: Cecil Castellucci is an author of young adult novels, comic books, and the picture book, ODD DUCK.

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

CA – Year of the Beasts Signing

Writer Cecil Castellucci signs at Secret Headquarters on Friday June 8, 2012.

Press Release:

We are very excited to host the book release for The Year of the Beasts, the new graphic novel written by Cecil Castellucci and illustrated by Nate Powell.

There will be original art from the book on display, and Cecil herself will be here to say hi and sign books.

Description of The Year of the Beasts from :01 First Second:
“Every summer the trucks roll in, bringing the carnival and its infinite possibilities to town. This year Tessa and her younger sister Lulu are un-chaperoned and want to be first in line to experience the rides, the food… and the boys. Except this summer, jealousy will invade their relationship for the first time, setting in motion a course of events that can only end in tragedy, putting everyone’s love and friendship to the test.”

 

Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

CA – The Year of the Beasts Signing

Writer Cecil Castellucci signs at Mysterious Galaxy in Redondo on Wednesday May 23, 2012 from 7:30 – 8:30pm.

Press Release:

Former indie rock girl Cecil Seaskull – AKA Cecil Castellucci – has many accomplishments under her studded belt. The pigtailed pixie studied theatre in Paris, received her B.F.A. in Film Production from Concordia University, started a music career with the band Bite, formed her second band Nerdy Girl, and co-founded Alpha 60 Film Collective — all the while working on her writing career. Cecil is the author of nine successful young adult books and comics, including her latest, Year of The Beasts. Written in the unique style of alternating prose and comics, Year of the Beasts isn’t just for teens! Adults and comic book lovers alike will also enjoy it.

Mysterious Galaxy
2810 Artesia Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 310.542.6000

NYC – The Year of the Beasts Signing

Writer Cecil Castellucci signs at Book Court on Thursday May 31, 2012 at 7:00PM!

Every summer the trucks roll in, bringing the carnival and its infinite possibilities to town. This year Tessa and her younger sister Lulu are un-chaperoned and want to be first in line to experience the rides, the food . . . and the boys. Except this summer, jealousy will invade their relationship for the first time, setting in motion a course of events that can only end in tragedy, putting everyone’s love and friendship to the test. Alternating chapters of prose and comics are interwoven in this extraordinary novel that will break your heart and crack it wide open at the same time.

Author Bio:
Cecil Castellucci is the two-time MacDowell Colony fellow and award winning author of five books for young adults including Boy Proof (Candlewick, 2005), The Plain Janes (Minx/DC Comics, 2007), and Beige (Candlewick, 2007). This year she also accepted a position as YA and children’s books editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books, a newly launched online magazine. Cecil Castellucci’s books have been on the American Library Association’s (ALA’s) BBYA, Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Great Graphic Novels for Teens lists, as well as the NYPL Books for the Teen Age and the Amelia Bloomer list. Born in New York City, Cecil lives in Los Angeles and plays in an indie rock band under the aliases Nerdy Girl and Cecil Seaskull.

Book Court
163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

CA – First Day on Earth Signing

Cecil Castellucci returns to Skylight Books on Tuesday, October 25th 2011 at 7:30pm to launch her new young adult novel First Day on Earth.  This isn’t just a launch party — it’s also Cecil’s birthday, so expect a party!

Mal lives on the fringes of high school. Angry. Misunderstood. Quiet, but with a lot of words underneath. Seven years ago, Mal disappeared for three days. Everyone tells him it was a breakdown, a seizure, something medical. He thinks it was something different. An alien abduction. But there’s no way for him to know for sure. Then, at an abductee support group, he meets Hooper, who has some otherworldly secrets of his own. And suddenly the truth is closer than Mal ever imagined it could be.

Cecil Castellucci grew up in New York City and is the author of the young adult novels Rose Sees Red, Boy Proof, The Queen of Cool, and Beige, the children’s picture book Grandma’s Gloves, and the comic books The Plain Janes and Janes in Love. Currently, Cecil Castellucci lives in Los Angeles. You can learn more about her at www.misscecil.com and via her blog, castellucci.livejournal.com.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel: 323.660.1175

CA – Rose Sees Red Signing

Cecil Castellucci discusses and signs Rose Sees Red on October 9, 2010 at 2:00pm.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069

CA – Grandma’s Gloves Signing

Cecil Castellucci presents and signs Grandma’s Gloves on Saturday August 7, 2010 at 10:30am.

Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

AZ – YAllapalooza

James A. Owen, Cecil Castellucci & more sing on Jan. 9th

James A. Owen, Cecil Castellucci & more sign on Jan. 9th

January 9, 2010 ~ 4-7pm

YAllapalooza 2010, a literary musical extravaganza featuring live bands, pizza, games, prizes, and a chance to mix and mingle with your favorite YA authors and get books signed! We’ll have a live game show that tests contestants’ knowledge of young adult and middle grade literature with games GUARANTEED to amaze and amuse. Los Angeles authors include Cecil Castellucci, Carol Snow, Blake Nelson, Andrew Smith, Mark London Williams, and Amy Goldman Koss. Arizona authors include Janette Rallison, James A. Owen, Angela Morrison, Janni Lee Simner, Tom Leveen, Tony Carrillo, Aprilynne Pike, and Jon Lewis. Bands to be announced.

Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283

(480) 730-0205

www.changinghands.com