Cecil Castellucci is the author of books, short stories and graphic novels for young adults including Boy Proof, Odd Duck and The Plain Janes for which she was awarded best Canadian Comic Book Writer. Her short stories have been published in various anthologies. Beyond writing, Castellucci is a playwright, filmmaker, performer and musician. She is the Children’s Correspondence Coordinator for The Rumpus and the founding YA Editor at The LA Review of Books. Her newest graphic novel Soupy Leaves Home, illustrated by Jose Pimienta, is set in the 1930s and follows two misfits who are searching for a better life.