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- Cool news! -

I have been named the 2015 Empire Award winner.  This award is given by the New York Library Association's Youth Services Section and, in their own words, "is presented to a New York State author to honor a body of work which represents excellence in children’s and young adult literature for young people."


- Latest author visits - 



On April 17, I had a Skype visit with the children of Edgar H. Parkman School in Enfield, CT. All the students' families had been presented with a copy of Three Good Deeds for their One School One Book program.

How cool is that!

To read more about Three Good Deeds, click here.


Between April 9 - 12, I was one of 24 authors at
in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
I had the chance to visit schools in Palm Beach County:
I was part of the panel discussion at
Click on the Photo Albums flag to see all the pictures or on any of the highlighted events above.
- currently nominated for the following awards -
8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel (divided by) 1 Dog = Chaos

  • 2014 -2015 Sunshine State Young Readers Award (Florida) (elementary division)
  • Nashua, NH school district 2014-2015 Gate City Book Award
  • 2015/2016 Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award for the Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5)
  • NEW 2016 Monarch Award (Illinois) 
    To learn more about 8 Class Pets, click
    here .


    • the 2014-2015 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (Vermont)
    • the 2014/2015 Black-Eyed Susan Award (Maryland) in the Grade 4 - 6 Division 
    • NEW 2015-2016 Young Hoosier Book Award (Indiana), Intermediate Division 

    To read more about Frogged, click here.


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    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