Today at The Rumpus, author Cecil Castellucci and I talk about her astonishingly diverse body of work, YA authors, letters from fans, odd ducks, high school, the 10-year waiting list for artists, the book that influenced her most, and much more. If you're not familiar with Cecil yet -- you should be -- she's one of the most wildly intelligent, supportive, kind, and articulate writers working today in Los Angeles. Get to know her.