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- upcoming author visits  -

I will be visiting 3 Barnes & Noble stores in early April:

on Friday, April 5, from 6 – 8 pm

at the Mall at Greece Ridge Center in Rochester, NY 14626

I will be one of 14 authors: Terrell Brady, Susannah Buhrman-Deever, Tracy Carter and Val Tisda, Gary Craig, Gregory Lomb, Ruth Ann Marincic, Melissa Ostrom, Johnny Scott, Paul Sutliff, Shandi Temparato, Vivian Vande Velde, Dawn Ventola, Jackie Yeager


-  on Saturday, April 6, from 1 - 3 pm    

at Pittsford Plaza in Rochester, NY 14618

I will be one of 20 authors: George Rollie Adams, Kelly Artieri, Susannah Buhrman-Deever, Dorothy Callahan, Deanna Simonetti Cava, Darlene Chissom, Sally Coffin, Wendy Cooper, Gary Craig, Amy Crockford, RR French, Leah Fricano, Trent Hergenrader, Steven Jakobi, Paul Mitura, Richard Reisem, Alex Sanchez, Tom Stone, Patti Unvericht, Vivian Vande Velde


-  on Sunday, April 7, from 1 - 3 pm

Webster Towne Center in Webster, NY 14580  

I will be one of 12 authors: Susannah Buhrman-Deever, Dorothy Callahan, Gary Craig, RR French, Leah Fricano, Larissa Juliano, Margaret Marie, Amanda Steele, Sally Valentine, Vivian Vande Velde, Dawn Ventola, Jackie Yeager

- latest author visit  -
I was one of many people who participated in Read Across America at Clara Barton School #2 in Rochester, NY on March 1 (to celebrate the birthday of Dr Seuss).


To see more pictures of my visit to Clara Barton School, click here.
For pictures from older events, click on the "Photo Albums" flag.

- coming in 3 more weeks! - 

Squirrel in the Museum (pictures by the talented Steve Bjorkman), to be published by Holiday House.

For more details, click here.

It's a companion piece to

8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel ÷1 Dog = Chaos and Squirrel in the House


 - 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 -

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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