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The International Literacy Association has named 23 Minutes on their Young Adults' Choices 2017 Reading List.

To read more about 23 Minutes, click here.


- latest author visits -
At Nazareth Elementary in Rochester, NY on May 19
For more pictures from the visit to Nazareth, click here.

At Saint Kateri School in Rochester, NY on May 16

To see more  pictures of Saint Kateri School visit, click here.
At Seton Catholic School in Rochester, NY on May 15
For more pictures of Seton visit, click here.
Andrea Page and I were at the Greece Barnes and Noble's Book Fair benefiting Cosgrove Middle School on May 11.

Andrea signed copies of her book
Sioux Code Talkers of World War II--until the book sold out!
Visit Andrea's web page to learn more about her and her book.

To see more pictures of the Barnes and Noble visit, click here.

Cosgrove Middle School in Spencerport, NY on May 10

 For more pictures from the Cosgrove MS visit, click here.


- sneak peek -

I just got a look at the cover of The Princess Imposter, coming out from Scholastic this fall.

The illustrator is the fabulous Erwin Madrid. More details about the book itself in a bit...


 - Award Nominations! -

  • 23 Minutes

23 Minutes is currently nominated for the 2017/2018 Black-Eyed Susan Award (Maryland), Grades 6 - 9 Category

and for the 2017/2018 Green Mountain Book Award (Vermont).

To learn more about 23 Minutes, click here.


  • Squirrel in the House

Squirrel in the House is currently nominated for a 2016 Cybil (Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards) -- Early Chapter Book division

To learn more about Squirrel in the House, click here.


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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