Tin Star RPG Game!

Hello! As you all know, TIN STAR is out (hope you’ve picked up your copy )

I love Tula Bane’s world and I thought it might be fun to play in it! So my brother and I have created a tabletop RPG True 20 game based on the book Tin Star! Grab yourself a 20 sided die order a pizza and invite a bunch of friends over! You can play a bunch of aliens who land on the Yertina Feray and interact with the characters from the book!

DOWNLOAD THE TIN STAR GAME HERE *note. you should download both files the quick start rules and the adventure.

Get it on Scribd: Tin Star QuickStart Rules
Tin Star: A Simple Favor Adventure Module

I got the idea to create a game when visiting my good friend Chris Prams, publisher of Green Ronin Games! They created the True 20 system, which is an open license system. Check out their True 20 games here!

I hope you will enjoy playing! If you have any questions or any trouble downloading the game you can email me and my brother at tinstargame (at) gmail (dot) com or tweet us @tinstargame

Have fun!


Tin Star: A Simple Favor game

If you were listening to the CBC today and want to know about when the game will be released it will be a free PDF download the week of March 2nd. Feel free to leave your name in the comments below if you want to be emailed as soon as its live. Meanwhile, go buy yourself a 20 sided die!

download it here.

Events /Tour dates for Cecil & Tin Star

I’m very pleased about my new book TIN STAR!!  I am doing some event s for it and other readings.

Please come and say hello!

February 18th

LAPL Teen Author Reading Series
Echo Park Library 4 PM

February 24th
Stories at Stories
Stories in Echo Park
W/ Ben Loory, Zoe Ruiz, Jim Ruland and others.

February 25th
Tin Star Book Launch! My new book is out! I’ll be reading and then talking with JPL engineer Steve Collins!
Skylight Books 7PM
1818 Vermont
Los Angeles

Monday, March 3rd

Joseph-Beth Cincinnati, OH
Time: 7:00pm
Location: 2692 Madison Road / Cincinnati, OH 45208

Tuesday, March 4th
Schuler Books Lansing, MI
Time: 7:00pm
Location: 2820 Towne Center Blvd / Lansing, MI 48912
w/ Jenny Trout

Thursday, March 6th
Red Balloon St Paul, Minnesota
Time: 6:30pm
Location: 891 Grand Avenue / St. Paul, MN 55105

March 8th
North York Public Library
Toronto, Ontario

March 8th
The North York Public Library
Toronto, Ontario

Monday, March 17th
New York Public Library Teen Book Fest
NYPL 42nd St, South Court, 6-8):

Finding the Creative Balance: Technology, History, Imagination
Cecil Castellucci
Andrea Cremer
Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam
Lev Grossman
Andy Marino
Kass Morgan

Thursday, March 20th
WORD Brooklyn
Time: 7:00pm
W/ Andy Marino and Eliot Schrefer
Location: 126 Franklin Street / Brooklyn, NY 11222

April 12/13

LA Times Festival of Books

April 26
Houston Teen Book Con

Saturday, May 17
Rochester Teen Book Festival

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pre order

Tin Star Goodreads Giveaway

Hi everyone!

For the next 8 days there is a giveaway of ARCs of TIN STAR over at GOODREADS

Go sign up!  You have a really good chance of getting one.

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TIN STAR download first five chapters for free!

I’m pleased to say that MacTeen Books has made the first five chapters of TIN STAR available for download. Go get it here! where there are handy buttons for your ebook of choice!

TIN STAR is out 2/25/2014 and available for pre-order now!  buy the book options here!

You can also add it to your goodreads!

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Frost and the Mailman

Hello! It’s that holiday time again! Here is a little story I wrote called FROST AND THE MAILMAN. It’s available for your kindle, kobo and nook!


Banff Roundup

I am recently back from the Banff Centre for the Arts where I worked on Act 1 of my new opera, OPERA NOIR.  It is tentatively scheduled to premiere in Montreal in early 2016 with ECM+.  The libretto is by me, and the music is by Andre Ristic.  We collaborated once before on our previous opera LES AVENTURES DE MADAME MERVEILLE.

Banff was great!  I was the only writer in a music residency and it was pretty awesome.  One night, there was an open mic and so I had two artists Tilman Robinson and Alfonso Fernandez play trombone and viola behind me while I read from my book FIRST DAY ON EARTH.  Also, I attended a lecture on Bach by Christopher Bagan who also gave a harpischord performance.  Swoon.   I met amazing people there, including the fabulous Hollands.  Went to a concert by the amazing saxophone quartet QUASAR and I played the piano with my brain through software developed by composer Andre Mestre.  I’m not kidding. Proof:

Then it was off to Calgary where I did a great library visit with Forest Lawn Library and then did Breakfast Television Calgary with my pal from my Bite / Nerdy Girl days, Tara Slone.

Cecil on Breakfast Television Calgary
Thank you to everyone who helped my kickstarter to get to Banff and do Act 1 of Opera Noir.  It was totally terrific.

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