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- upcoming open-to-the-public visits -
I will be participating in 3 separate events at
Barnes & Noble in the coming weeks--
1 at the Webster store, and 2 at the Greece location:
  • Webster
As part of the St. Ambrose Academy Book Fair
(formerly St. John Neumann School)
Saturday, November 24.
The book fair starts at 10 am.
Some of the activities:
author Kevin Kurtz appearing from 10 - 11,
I will be reading and autographing from 12 - 1 
and the St. Ambrose Academy Chorus comes on at 1.
All happening at the Webster Barnes & Noble
1070 Ridge Road
Webster, NY 14580
  • Greece
As part of the St. Pius X Book Fair
Sunday, December 2.
The book fair runs from 1 - 4; I will be there from 1 - 3.
At the Greece Barnes & Noble
in the Mall at Greece Ridge Center
Rochester, NY 14626
  • Greece
As a Book Fair fundraiser for Greece Arcadia Library
AND as Barnes & Noble's Educator Holiday Shopping Day
Saturday, December 8
11 am - 1 pm. 
I'll be with Susan Beckhorn, Marsha Hayles, 
David Kalvitis, Melissa Ostrom, Andrea Page, 
and Leslie C. Youngblood.
At the Greece Barnes & Noble
in the Mall at Greece Ridge Center
Rochester, NY 14626
- latest author visit  -
along with more than 40 other authors, at the Rochester Children's Book Festival on November 3
For more pictures from the 21st annual RCBF, click here.
(There are more than 100 pictures, so it may take a while to load.)
- available the week after Thanksgiving - 

The Prince Problem to be published by Scholastic this fall. Click here for a sneak peek.


- coming in the spring - 

Squirrel in the Museum (pictures by the talented Steve Bjorkman), to be published by Holiday House in spring 2019.

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 -

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