Front row (L-R): Lisa from starmetal oak book blog and Nikole from Scholastic Canada
Back row (L-R): Cat from Beyond Books, me, Lucy from Moonlight Gleam’s Bookshelf, Cecil Castellucci, Tina from Bookshipper, Melissa from YA Book Shelf and Catherine from Scholastic Canada
It was so much fun to share a meal with such a bookish crowd! Cecil talked about writing her first boy book and how much she puts of herself into each of her books. She answered our questions and signed our books. (I own seven of her nine books and every single one is now signed.) She even drew in my copy of The Plain Janes (read my review)!
She also mentioned that her next book will be a hybrid fiction and graphic novel called The Year of the Beasts (illustrated by Nate Powell—check out the cover!). I can’t wait to read it!
Nikole and Catherine prepared personalized bags of Scholastic goodness for each of us. These are the books I got:
- Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood (Jan 2012)
- Irises by Francisco X. Stork (Jan 2012)
- If Only by Carole Geithner (Mar 2012)
- The Letter Q: Queer Writers’ Noes to their Younger Selves edited by Sarah Moon with James Lecesne (May 2012)
Many thanks again to Nikole and Catherine from Scholastic Canada for hosting this event and to Cecil for hanging out with us and answering our questions!
If you live in Montreal (or nearby) and want to meet Cecil, she will be at Babar en Ville this Saturday doing a Writing Workshop for Teens. You can also watch her being interviewed on The Morning Show.