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- upcoming author visit - 

Nazareth Elementary of Rochester, NY 
will be having a book fair at 
Greece Barnes & Noble (the Mall at Greece Ridge Center) 
Friday, June 1 
5 pm - 7:30
- Events include children's choir, 2nd graders dressed as famous people, storytellers, 
Lego competition, scavenger hunt, and bookmark making -
Also 3 authors: I will be there from 6 - 7:30 
with Marsha Hayles and Sally Valentine

- latest author visit - 

Nativity Preparatory Academy in Rochester, NY on  May 4

I couldn't take pictures of the students, but for a few pictures from the visit, click here.

- attended -

Altrusa International of Rochester's April Shower to benefit Crisis Nursery of Greater Rochester, In Rochester, NY on April 26

To see more pictures of the event, 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 2017/2018 Black-Eyed Susan Award (Maryland), Grades 6 - 9 Category,
  • the 2017/2018 Green Mountain Book Award (Vermont),
  •  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