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- Win a free advance copy -

Boyds Mills Press is sponsoring a giveaway of 10 copies of 23 Minutes at Goodreads, running through the end of February.  Enter here.

To read more about 23 Minutes, click here.

To read the Kirkus review of 23 Minutes, click here.


- Upcoming author visit -

I will be one of over 30 authors and illustrators
at the Children's Lit Festival in Warrensburg, MO
March 20 - 22, 2016

For more information about the Children's Lit Festival--celebrating its 48th year!--click here.


- Latest author visit -

Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Signing,  Pittsford, NY
on December 5, 2015,

with Herm and MJ Auch, Susan Williams Beckhorn,
Wendy Dunham, Marsha Hayles, Will Hubbell,

David Kalvitis, Kevin Kurtz, Rose O'Keefe,
Linda Sue Park, Robin Pulver, and Ellen Stohl Walsh

For more pictures from the B&N Holiday Book Signing, click here.

- currently nominated for the following awards -
8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel (divided by) 1 Dog = Chaos

  • 2015/2016 Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award for the Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5)
  •  2016 Monarch Award (Illinois) 
  • 2015/2016 Maud Hart Lovelace (Minnesota) Book Award, Division 1 (grades 3-5)
    To learn more about 8 Class Pets, click here .


    •  2015-2016 Young Hoosier Book Award (Indiana), Intermediate Division 

    To read more about Frogged, click here.


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    No, I haven't joined the 21st century.
    I don't have a Facebook page, but there is a
    - Website News -
    Notice the Study Guides flag.
    That's the place to go if you're interested in activities, discussion questions, or study guides for my books.  For the moment, there are only three (for 8 Class Pets, Curses, Inc., and Heir Apparent).  So, if you've written a study guide or quizz for one of my other books and you're willing to share, please contact:
    Lucy Giglio, Author Booking Agent