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GuerrillaReads No. 48: Cecil Castellucci at Occupy LA

Author Cecil Castellucci (aka @MissCecil) stopped by Occupy LA with GuerrillaReads yesterday and read from her young adult novel, Rose Sees Red. It’s set in 1982, and in this scene, Rose and her friends stumble upon the largest demonstration against nuclear arms in American history.

Castellucci has written YA novels, graphic novels, short stories, an opera libretto and more. She once told Bookslut in an interview

I think that everybody can live creatively and I don’t see any difference between say, math and ballet. I think someone can even make something traditionally not “arty,” like being a business person, a kind of art form.

More about Castellucci on her website. You can also find her on Twitter and Facebook.


GuerrillaReads No. 13

Lucky number 13 on GuerrillaReads is Kathy Charles, reading from her book John Belushi Is Dead at the West Hollywood Book Fair. Here’s Kathy talking about her book in a recent interview:

I’ve always been fascinated by stories about young people who form unlikely bonds with their elders….  I love the idea that two people can come from such dramatically different backgrounds and forge such a strong bond. People connect in their hearts. Sometimes age is just irrelevant.

This book was originally published in Australia under a different title, but it’s made its way across the equator and halfway around the globe, where it’s now available from MTV Books.

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