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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Stacey Glorioso  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;


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Illinois Connection

Glorioso graduated from the University of Illinois, Chicago and currently resides in a Chicago suburb.

Biographical and Professional Information

Stacey Glorioso is a practicing pediatric occupational therapist. Having worked with children who have disabilities and their families to achieve the highest level of independence, she has now taken on a role of disability advocate to educate others about disabilities. Her enthusiasm for writing, love of picture books, and creative spirit were the motivational forces behind the creation of her book characters, Joshua and his Dragon. She is now taking ''Joshua's Dragon'' on the road hoping to empower and motivate children to reflect on their own personal stumbling blocks and come up with realistic strategies to overcome them.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Joshua's Dragon
ISBN: 1616336897

Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. 2015

Joshua is looking forward to his class field trip to the zoo. He will see a lion for the first time! But the trip will also require him to confront his biggest fear - loud noises. As the sounds escalate throughout the day, none of Joshua's usual coping strategies seem to pan out. But when he confronts the dragons of his imagination... he proves himself to be as brave as the lion he so admires. Suggested age range for readers: 4-6

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Glorioso will collaborate with groups to develop the most memorable and valuable program for their audience, keeping with the theme ''Everyone Has a Dragon''. Click for information about a visit.