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Selene Castrovilla
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Award-winning Children's and Young Adult Author
Award-winning Children's and Young Adult Author

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Greetings! I have such a packed schedule that I’m daunted by the prospect of laying it all out. However, not only do I need to share it with you – I have to cement it in my own brain! Right now my journeys are scribble in my appointment book. (No, I…

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In honor of Shakespeare’s birthday I’m sharing chapter seven of my novel SAVED BY THE MUSIC. It is my love song to Shakespeare. The handsome boy (Axel, a cellist who looks like Jim Morrison) lives on a boat called Perchance to Dream, and he is obsessed…

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On the occasion of Shakespeare’s birthday, I must once again express how much he has meant in shaping my life. It was MACBETH which connected my mind to my soul, aligning them – like Dorothy and her cohorts on the Yellow Brick Road – on the rocky, curving…

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  Yesterday I received an unexpected phone call. It was from a Los Angeles number. I answered suspiciously. “Hello?” “May I please speak with Selene Castrovilla?” My mind went to telemarketer. I was terse. “Who’s calling?” “This is Lin Oliver from the…

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Today is my Aunt Olga’s birthday. Olga Bloom meant a lot to the musical and cultural world. She founded Bargemusic, a floating concert hall which countered the standoffishness of more traditional concert halls, and brought music to the masses. She meant…

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Today is a surprising day. I’m revealing a cover for a book I had no idea I’d write! I have you —my readers — to thank. I wrote MELT a long time ago, and I thought I’d said everything there was to say about Joey and Dorothy. Reading it again as it was…

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During rush hour on the Southern State, there isn’t much to do except stare at the back of the car in front of you. Last week we were behind a cherry-red sports car with an engraved license-plate holder. The top of it read: “Viviana & Hugh.” There were…

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I’ve been going through my files saved from the nefarious Cryptovirus (thank you Carbonite!), and deciding which ones to put onto my new Mac (I swore I would never get a Mac, but that virus destroyed by computer and I’ll never go through that again.) I’ve…

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    Dear Howard, You don’t know me, although I’ve written to you over the years, and dedicated a book to you. I know how it goes. Even though you don’t know me, you’ve been my anchor since I was in college – and I’m 48. When I discovered you, I realized…

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I fell for George Washington when I was thirty-six. It was an unexpected love affair, which forever altered my life’s direction and focus. I’d been floundering around trying to get a contract for a picture book about a mischievous moose who moves in with…
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