Danette Vigilante grew up in the Red Hook Houses in Brooklyn, New York. She continues to live in NYC with her family and pup, Juniper. One day she hopes to move to a place where the sun is always shining, and the air is warm.
She is the author of Tia Lugo Speaks No Evil, a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award gold winner, a bronze winner of The Independent Publisher Book Awards for multicultural fiction (JUV/YA), and an International Latino Book Awards Honorable Mention.
Other books include The Trouble with Half a Moon, a Sunshine State Young Readers award nominee, and Saving Baby Doe, a pick for the New York Public Library 100 titles for Reading and Sharing list.
Ms. Vigilante encourages literacy in her community via a Little Free Library installed on her front lawn.