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- latest author visits - 

As part of the Rochester Area Children's Writers and Illustrators' Festival to Go, volunteers visited Dr. Walter Cooper Academy School #10 in Rochester, NY on October 19

For more pictures from the School #10 visit, click here.

Barnes and Noble in Greece, NY on October 15

For more pictures of Barnes and Noble visit, click here.


As part of the Rochester Area Children's Writers & Illustrtors Festival to Go, 23 volunteers visited Mary Mcleod Bethune School #45 in Rochester, NY on October 12 - 14.

For more pictures from Oct. 12's visit to #45 School, click here.


- upcoming events -

  • Writing Day

I will be one of the instructors at a writing workshop for student authors, parents, and teachers offered by the Rochester Area Literacy Council on 
Saturday, October 22
8:30 - 12:00
at French Road School
488 French Road
Rochester, NY 14618

Registration required.
For details, click 


  • Western New York Children's Book Expo

SUNDAY, November 6, 2016
10 - 4
Kleinhans Music Hall
Buffalo, NY
For more information, click here

  • Rochester Children's Book Festival

Saturday, November 12, 2016
10 - 4
Monroe Community College
Rochester, NY
For more information, click here.


- author interview -

Visit Susan Olson's blog of middle grade and young adult time travel books for an interview focusing on 23 Minutes.


 - now available -

Squirrel in the House
To learn more about Squirrel in the House, click here.


- Facebook -

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- 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