My first possible topic is a graphic novel, California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot Before The Mamas & the Papas, by Pénélope Bagieu. I would love to write about this topic since the author is rather known, the subject is notable, and I personally enjoyed reading it. Another topic in mind is the book,The Mamas & The Papas: california dreamin’, written by Doug Hall. Although the subject is still famous and I loved this book too, I feel like the author is not as noteworthy. However, I would love to refer to Hall’s book as a possible source if applicable. A third topic I am interested in is the podcast called And That’s Why We Drink hosted by Em Schulz and Christine Schiefer with over 130 episodes available on many platforms such as YouTube and Spotify. In each episode, Em will tell accounts of supernatural happenings typically involving ghosts or aliens and Christine explains a true crime story. I am rather interested in this topic as a current listener and fan of the show.

My chosen topic will be the novel, California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot Before The Mamas & the Papas, by Pénélope Bagieu. As a child, Bagieu looked up to Cass Elliot as a role model which inspired the novel to be made.[1]

Sources to use:

1) Fiegel, Eddi. Dream a Little Dream of Me: the Life of 'Mama' Cass Elliot. Macmillan, 2013.

2) Rose, Nicola. “Pénélope Bagieu Tells the Stories of Brazen Women - and Wants Others to Do the Same.” Frenchly, 1 Mar. 2018,

3) Leblanc, Philippe, and Deanna Destito. “Interview – Pénélope Bagieu on Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World.” The Beat, Syndicated Comics, LLC, 8 Feb. 2018,

4) Lemke, Meg. “Dream a Little Dream of Me: An Interview with Pénélope Bagieu.” The Paris Review, The Paris Review, 28 Mar. 2017,

5) Taback, Peter S.. ""Mama" Cass Elliot." Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia. 27 February 2009. Jewish Women's Archive.

6) “Cass Elliot.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 9 Oct. 2019,

7) “Pénélope Bagieu.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 8 Aug. 2019,

My model article is the page on the book, Scar Tissue, and the link should be here: Scar Tissue (book) . However, I would probably replace the “TV Series” section with a plot section! [I think you can find a more helpful model article. ProfHanley (talk) 23:29, 14 October 2019 (UTC)]

I am thinking about adding two other headings on characters and illustration as well, but I am not sure.

  1. ^ Powell, Nancy (2019-05-22). "Interview: Penelope Bagieu on Female Representation In Comics And Cass Elliot". Retrieved 2019-10-03.