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- upcoming author visit -
Rochester Children's Book Festival
- more than 40 authors! -
- all events free - 
Saturday, November 3
1000 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY
For more information about the 21st annual RCBF, click here.
- latest author visits - 

With 10 other authors at Educator Appreciation Days at the Greece Barnes & Noble, on October 10

To see more pictures of the Barnes & Noble event, click here.


Canandaigua Children's Book Festival in Canandaigua, NY, on September 29

For more pictures from the Canandaigua Festival, click here.


Author event and fundraiser for Pet Adoption Network at Pet Supplies Plus in Fairport, NY, with Susan Williams Beckhorn, Wendy Dunham, Joy Keller, and Vivian Vande Velde on September 23 

For more pictures of the Pets and Pawthors event, click here.


- coming soon - 

First look at the cover of Squirrel in the Museum (pictures by the talented Steve Bjorkman), to be published by Holiday House in spring 2019.

It's a companion piece to

8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel ÷1 Dog = Chaos and Squirrel in the House



- coming sooner -

The Prince Problem to be published by Scholastic this fall. Click here for a sneak peek.


 - lists and award nominations -


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

Also, 23 Minutes is currently nominated for

  •  the 2018/2019 Missouri Association of School Librarians Truman Readers Award (for early teens, Grades 6 - 8),
  • and the 2018/2019 South Carolina Junior Book Award.  

To learn more about 23 Minutes, click here. 


- Facebook -

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