Author Signs Books, Sets Writing Contest


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Jane Lovascio, the author of the  Casey and Bella children’s book series, was at the Verona Pool on Wednesday reading and signing books for her fans, courtesy of Verona’s learning non-profit, C.H.I.L.D. If your child is among them, you might also want to know about Lovascio’s writing contest, “Where Should Casey and Bella Go Next?”
The contest, which has a $500 grand prize,  is open to third, fourth and fifth graders. To enter, your child should write a story of 1,000 words or less about Casey and Bella, adding three new characters to the story line. All of the contest details are here.
Jane Lovascio (center) with Casey, Bella, and their book fans.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


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