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Katie Cicatelli-Kuc

young adult author

Going Viral: A Socially Distant Love Story

Available from Scholastic November 2, 2021!

Claire is a junior in high school when a worldwide pandemic strikes, and she's in the epicenter of it all in New York City. Suddenly, Claire is forced to isolate with her family indefinitely, which means she won't be able to see her friends or even her girlfriend, Vanessa, in person for a long time.


At first it's not so bad, but the longer the pandemic lasts, the more Claire feels her priorities changing. That's when she looks outside her bedroom window and notices something new: A girl who lives in the building across the street sitting on her fire escape.


So Claire starts writing a story online about a girl who falls for the girl across the street. To Claire's surprise, the story goes viral-and it seems people think it's true. But how true is true? And what if Vanessa finds out? Will Claire be able to manage her newfound internet fame before everything spirals out of control?

"A timely exploration of pandemic-related life stresses." --Kirkus Reviews 

 

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.

KMC-K
 

Events

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!