(Castelluci, Cecil) Cecil Castellucci is the author of books and graphic novels for young adults including Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, First Day on Earth, The Year of the Beasts, Tin Star, Stone in the Sky and the Eisner nominated Odd Duck. Her picture book, Grandma’s Gloves, won the California Book Award Gold Medal. Her short stories have been published in Strange Horizons, YARN, Tor.com, and various anthologies. 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. In her illustrated children’s book Soupy Leaves Home (Dark Horse Books), set in 1932, two misfits with no place to call home build a relationship during a train hopping journey from the cold heartbreak of their eastern homes toward the sunny promise of California.