Cecil Castellucci is the author of several young adult novels, including Boy Proof, The Queen of Cool (Candlewick 2005, 2006) and First Day on Earth (Scholastic, 2011). Her first graphic novel, The Plain Janes, launched the DC Comics Minx imprint and won Cecil the 2007 Joe Shuster Award for best Canadian comic book writer. The sequel, Janes in Love, was nominated for the 2008 Shuster Award.
Castellucci’s books have been on the American
Library Association’s Best Books for Young Adults,
Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, and Great Graphic
Novels for Teens lists. They have also been listed on
New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age
and on the Amelia Bloomer list.
In addition, Cecil writes plays, makes movies, does
performance pieces, and still occasionally rocks out.
Born in New York City to French-Canadian parents, she
has dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship.