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- Coming up next -

Saturday, December 5, 2015
1:00 to 3:00
A Holiday Book Signing

with 12 other Rochester area authors and illustrators:
 MJ Auch, Susan Williams Beckhorn, Wendy Dunham, Marsha Hayles, Will Hubbell, David Kalvitis, Kevin Kurtz, Rose O'Keefe, Linda Sue Park, Robin Pulver, Sally Valentine, Ellen Stohl Walsh.

This event is in conjunction with an Educator Event (special discounts for educators)
and with the Pittsford School District PTSA's Book Fair, so help support them.

Barnes & Noble
Pittsford Plaza
3349 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618


- What's better than a children's book festival?
TWO children's book festivals! -

  • Western New York Children's Book Expo in Buffalo, NY - November 14

For more pictures from the Western New York Children's Book Expo, click here


  • Rochester Children's Book Festival in Rochester, NY - November 7
For pictures from the Rochester Children’s Book Festival, click here.
(Please be patient:  there are over 200 pictures, so it may take a while to load.)

- Announcing! -

First look at my next book, 23 Minutes, coming next Spring (2016) from Boyds Mills Press

- 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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    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