Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lisa Maggiore  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

Maggiore was born and raised on the Northwest side of Chicago. She still resides in Chicago today.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lisa Maggiore graduated from Southern Illinois University and the University of Chicago. She was a social worker for 20 years, ten of those years were in the Chicago Public School System. Along with her other books listed, Maggiore has also written the ebook, ''Pinterest Saved My Marriage''.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Ava the Monster Slayer
ISBN: 1634501519

Sky Pony Press. 2015

Don’t underestimate Ava just because she’s “cute” and wears “adorable glasses”—she’s really a fierce monster slayer. And when her beloved Piggy is left in the dryer in the basement, Ava knows she’ll have to face the ferocious monsters lurking in the dark if she wants to rescue her favorite stuffed animal. So she puts on her brother’s superhero cape, grips his sword tight, puts on her pink rain boots and sparkly princess crown, and creeps downstairs.

Not even the roar of the greenest and hairiest monster is going to stop this spunky girl. Even though she’s scared and the monsters smell terrible, Ava is determined to rescue Piggy. Ross Felten’s brisk, sketch-like illustrations help bring energy and humor to this story of bravery and loyalty. Young readers will relate to Ava’s mission and delight in her victory over the monsters. Ava the Monster Slayer is sure to appeal to children worried about monsters in their own homes and kids devoted to their own stuffed animals.

Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft

stories told with LEGO bricks

books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Home from Within
ISBN: 0986271802

Vagabond Publishing. 2015

It’s the fall of ’82, and Jessica Turner has finally been set free, entering a public high school after being homeschooled. But her mother wears a frown and her father wears his Colt .45s, with a warning: no dating allowed. Seeking warmth, Jessica finds herself in a secret relationship with bad boy Paul Peterson. When the relationship–and Jessica’s pregnancy–are discovered, Paul will be dead by nightfall.

Seventeen years later Jessica and her daughter live a quiet life with horse farmer, Matt Johnson. Marriage is on the table but Jessica’s remorseful heart will not comply. When an unexpected death brings Jessica back home, she uncovers her father’s secrets and discovers that her true path in life, and love, are just a choice away.


Awards

'''''Ava the Monster Slayer'''''

ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017

Availability for Public Speaking

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)


Maggiore is available for Literacy/Reading Nights and Author Visits.


  • Literacy/Reading Nights visits are free when she is able to advertise and sell her book on site.

  • Author Visit fees generally run about $800 for a full day and $400 for a half-day. She will differentiate the curriculum to work with your needs and will address the core curriculum state standards for English/Writing.

    You can contact her through the Contact Me page of her [http://www.lisamaggiore.com/contact/ website].