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- September author appearances - 

Sunday, September 23 
1 - 3 pm

Author event and fundraiser for Pet Adoption Network

Susan Williams Beckhorn, Wendy Dunham, Joy Keller, and Vivian Vande Velde

will be at
Pet Supplies Plus
585 Moseley Rd.
Fairport, NY 14450
Raffle baskets, kids' activities, books supplied by Lift Bridge Books
 My raffle basket has copies of
8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel /(divided by) 1 Dog = Chaos 
and Smart Dog,
as well as a plush squirrel and dog.
Saturday, September 29
10 am - 3 pm
authors, presentations, and crafts 
at the 2nd Canandaigua Children's Book Fest
at Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua, NY
Featuring: Julie Cummins, Elizabeth Falk, Kevin Kurtz,
Ron Mazzarella, Josh Mull & David Smith,
Rich Unkel & Colin C. Coots, Sally Valentine,
and Vivian Vande Velde
For more details, 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 / (divided by) 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.


- latest author visits - 


St. Agnes School in Avon, NY on June 11

For more pictures from St. Agnes visit, click here.


Nazareth Elementary Book Fair at the Greece Barnes & Noble in Rochester, NY on June 1

Vivian Vande Velde, Marsha Hayles, and Sally Valentine--for more pictures, click here.


- new -

Scholastic, the publisher of The Princess Imposter, has produced a paperback edition for their school book clubs--complete with a necklace!


To learn more about The Princess Imposter, click here.


 - 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