Meet Vin Dacquino - Purple Mountain Press


V. T. Dacquino is the author of several books for young children, including the popular young adult novel Kiss the Candy Days Good-Bye, a Dell/Yearling paperback. He is the founder of the Peanut-Butter-and-Jelly Writing Academy and has made numerous appearances at schools and historical sites based on his adult biography, Sybil Ludington: The Call to Arms. A "classroom-ready version" of this book for fourth and fifth grade students has been released. The book includs exercises in data-based questions.

He most recently addressed teachers at the December 8, 2006, Westchester Council of Social Studies Annual Conference at White Plains, NY. He has addressed English teachers at annual conferences at the county, state, and national levels. He has presented at BOCES Young Adult conferences for over twenty-five years. He has been a teacher in Westchester County for over 30 years and is recently retired as the director of the BEPT Teacher Center serving the Pelham, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe School Districts. He is retiring from teaching this year to dedicate more time to his writing and lecturing. He resides with his wife, June, in Mahopac, New York.

Is your school or community organization looking for a speaker or visiting author? Are you looking for a writing workshop or program on Sybil Ludington and/or the American Revolution for your students? Need a professional development workshop for your teachers? If so, Join the Revolution! V. T. Dacquino is booking now for 2008/09. Email for more information at For immediate attention, call (845) 206-7703.

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