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- latest author visits -

I visited the lovely and friendly Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland on October 20

For more pictures from Bullis, click here.


As part of Festival to Go, 12 volunteers presented to grades K - 8 at Enrico Fermi School #17 in Rochester, NY on October 12 and 13, 2017, in conjunction with Altrusa International of Rochester, who generously donated books.

For pictures of some of the presenters, click here.

- upcoming! - 

Rochester Children's Book Festival--just a month away!

I will be one of 45 authors and/or illustrators appearing at the 21st Rochester Children's Book Festival

Saturday, November 4
10 am - 4 pm
at Monroe Community College
1000 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623

For more information, including the impressive list of attendees,
visit the RCBF website 
or their Facebook page

But the important information is that it's free:
free parking, free admission, free presentations & activities

- coming very, very soon -  

The Princess Imposter is being published by Scholastic, and will be available this week--October 10. To read 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 2017/2018 Black-Eyed Susan Award (Maryland), Grades 6 - 9 Category,
  • the 2017/2018 Missouri Association of School Librarians Truman Readers Award (for early teens, Grades 6 - 8),
  • and for the 2017/2018 Green Mountain Book Award (Vermont).

To learn more about 23 Minutes, 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