Our guest today is Cecil Castellucci, one of America’s most influential young-adult novelists. Her first book, Grandma’s Gloves, won the California Book Award Gold Medal. Her novel Boyproof debuted in 2005 and was named one of the best books for young adults by the American Library Association. She’s also in the world of comics; she won the Joe Shuster Award for her graphic novel Plain Janes, which was published by DC Comics’ Minx imprint. She was nominated for a Will Eisner Award for her book Odd Duck, and Moving Target, her Princess Leia Star Wars novel, was published to great acclaim last year. Right now, she is working on Shade the Changing Girl, part of the new imprint that DC Comics is putting out, Young Animal, which is spearheaded by none other than Gerard Way.