Katie Cicatelli-Kuc

young adult author

Quarantine: a love story

Love can be contagious.

Available from Scholastic now!

Oliver wants a girlfriend, and there's a girl back home who might be interested in him. The problem is, he has to spend his spring break on a volunteer trip in the Dominican Republic. Flora, on the other hand, isn't really looking for a boyfriend. She just wants to end a miserable spring break visiting her dad and her new stepmom in the D.R.

The solution to both their problems? Get back home to New York ASAP. Sadly, they won't be getting there anytime soon.

Their hopes are dashed when Flora's impulsiveness lands them in quarantine -- just the two of them. Now, the two teens must come together in order to survive life in a bubble for 30 days. In that time, love will bloom. But is it the real thing, or just a placebo effect?

In her debut novel, Katie Cicatelli-Kuc delivers an introspective and witty story about finding love in the most unexpected place.


About Me

Katie Cicatelli-Kuc (Chickatelli-Koots) spent over a decade as an in-house copy editor and production editor for major publishing houses before becoming a full-time writer, freelancer, and mom. She has never been in quarantine nor has she had tropical mono, though she does spend entirely too much time looking up symptoms on WebMD. Katie lives in a yellow house next to a mountain in the lower Hudson Valley in New York with her husband, daughter, and two cats. Quarantine is her first novel.



July 14, 2020, 6-7 pm: Sayville Library via Zoom. More info here.

August 17, 2019, 2:00 pm: Barnes & Noble Newburgh--(solo!) meet and greet and book signing 

April 27, 2019, 2:00 pm: Barnes & Noble Newburgh--meet and greet and book signing

Three NYC Teen Author Festival events:

March 29, 7-8:30 pm: Barnes & Noble Reader’s Theater/Signing (Upper West Side B&N)

March 29, 4:00-4:40 pm: "It’s Complicated" (42nd Street NYPL, South Court, 2-6)

March 31, 2019, 1:30-2:00 pm: The Big Ol’ Mega-Signing at Books of Wonder 

March 26, 2019: Quarantine is released!