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Cecil Castellucci

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Faculty 2018

Cecil Castellucci is the award winning author of books and graphic novels for young adults including Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, The Year of the Beasts, Tin Star, and the Eisner nominated Odd Duck. In 2015 she co-authored Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure. Her latest Graphic Novel is Soupy Leaves Home. She is currently writing Shade, The Changing Girl, an ongoing comic on Gerard Way’s Young Animal imprint at DC Comics. Upcoming in 2018 is Don't Cosplay With My Heart. Her short stories and short comics have been published in Strange Horizons,, Apex Mag, Black Clock, The Rattling Wall, Womanthology: Space, Star Trek: Waypoint and Vertigo SFX: Slam! She is the Children’s Correspondence Coordinator for The Rumpus, a two time Macdowell Fellow and the founding YA Editor at the LA Review of Books. She lives in Los Angeles.