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- coming in March! - 

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

- latest author visits  -
Book Fair to benefit Arcadia High School Library, plus Educator Appreciation Day at the Greece Barnes & Noble: Rochester, NY - December 8

To see more pictures of the Arcadia event, click here.
Book Fair to benefit St. Pius X School at the Greece Barnes & Noble: Rochester, NY - December 2

For more pictures from the St. Pius Barnes & Noble event, click here.
West Ridge Elementary School in Rochester, NY - November 29, 2018
For more pictures from the West Ridge visit, click here.
For pictures from older events, click on the "Photo Albums" flag.

 - 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. 


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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