Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Scholastic Canada Brunch with Author Cecil Castellucci and Montreal Book Bloggers!

As I’ve mentioned a couple of times already, last Sunday, five other Montreal book bloggers and I had the honour of having brunch with Cecil Castellucci and two publicists from Scholastic Canada, Nikole and Catherine, who were in town for the Salon du Livre de Montréal (an annual book trade show). Cecil is in Canada to promote her latest book, First Day on Earth. Here we all are (click on photo to enlarge):

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:

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.


  1. Food, books, and bookish people are the best combination ever! This looks like so much fun!

  2. Looks like you had great fun! An author event and a goody bag, too.

  3. I am so jealous...but in a good way!!!

  4. That does look like a fun event. The Montreal Book Bloggers sure know how to have a good time!

  5. Sounds and looks like a great meet up.

  6. It really was sooo much fun!!! *SQUEE!* I didn't want it to end! Love the drawing Cecil did in your Plain Janes books!

  7. Hey, I like the look of Cecil's forthcoming book! That's awesome, I'll have to request it from the library in the hopes they buy it!