Meet Author Mike Giglio at the Florence Community Library

The Florence Community Library is excited to host Author Mike Giglio, on Saturday, April 5 at 1:00 pm.  Mr. Giglio is one of three 2014 ONEBOOKAZ eBook Contest winners.  He was chosen as the winner in the Kids category for: The Space Adventures of Jack Smacker Little Leaguer.   

The Space Adventures of Jack Smacker is the first in a series of adventure books that take kids through space, around the earth and much more. Jack was like every other boy until he learned about a magical secret: when he played baseball with all his heart, anything could happen during a baseball game! When Jack encounters a space friend in the middle of a game, his world is turned upside down. Follow Jack as he discovers the secrets of space, which include galaxy ice cream and the rings on Saturn.  He and also builds a lifelong friendship with an unexpected being along the way. 

Mike Giglio is a waterpark contractor and a grandfather of three wonderful granddaughters.  When he isn’t busy running his construction projects, he can be found at his home in Glendale, Arizona enjoying his family and his miniature schnauzer Sophie.  Inspired by his granddaughters, he wrote The Space Adventures of Jack Smacker, Little Leaguer to help them with their reading comprehension skills, to use their imagination, and to never stop following their dreams. 

The Arizona State Library’s other 2014 ONEBOOKAZ selections are: Lauren Greasewater’s War, by Stephen Hirst in the Adults category; and Corr Syl the Warrior by Garry Rogers, in the Teens category.           


These authors were selected through the ONEBOOKAZ Goes Digital eBook writing competition. All entries were submitted electronically in November 2013.  After judging by the Arizona librarians, one eBook for each category was selected.  The three winning titles are now available for free download from 

This free Meet the Author program is made possible by federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  Additional funding is provided by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Records, a division of the Secretary of State. 

For more information, please contact the Florence Community Library (520) 868-8311. 


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