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Background Information

Employment History

Owner
Gingerbread House

Officer
Westhampton Writers Festival

Affiliations

Founder
Gingerbread House

Member
The Authors Guild Inc

Long-Standing Member
The Authors Guild Inc

Long-Standing Member
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Education



William Floyd High School

Web References (17 Total References)


SCBWI France

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Josephine Nobisso, author and founder of Gingerbread House publishing company: www.gingerbreadbooks.com/


An Interview with Josephine (Joi )Nobisso: Self-Publisher or Small Press?

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This is the text of an interview I conducted with Josephine (Joi ) Nobisso, the owner of Gingerbread House, while gathering material for a chapter about self-publishing in my Complete Idiot's Guide to Children's Book Publishing . She started the company several years ago, when three books she had written were declared out of print by their publisher. What she has done makes for a fascinating study of one woman's success in self-publishing.


Josephine Nobisso at Embracing the Child

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Josephine Nobisso

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Over the past thirty years as a professional writer Josephine Nobisso developed a visionary method for teaching writing with specific and accessible strategies, The Nobisso Recommendations: Guiding Students to Write in Their Authentic Voices.
Miss Nobisso is the author of many children's books released by several major publishers.
In 1999 she founded Gingerbread House, a press for fine children's trade books. The press' launch list, which has received rave reviews, was comprised of three of her beloved, modern classic picture books that had gone out of print with their two former publishers: Grandpa Loved (named "One of the Best Children's Books of the Year" by Parents Magazine, Grandma's Scrapbook (selected as an outstanding book by the Parent Council), and Shh! The Whale Is Smiling , an undersea fantasy.
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Each year, as an Artist in Education, Miss Nobisso visits over 100 schools and libraries, bringing in her celebrated programs.
Miss Nobisso co-founded the eastern Long Island's group of the Society of Children's Book Writers, and was an officer of the Westhampton Writers Festival. She is also a member of The Authors Guild and League, and of The Writers Union. A mentor to many aspiring writers, Miss Nobisso has been acknowledged in the books of several other authors. She holds a key to the John Steinbeck Room at Southampton College, and was selected for a writing award by Miss Phyllis A. Whitney. Miss Nobisso has appeared on numerous local and national TV programs, and is frequently interviewed for radio and the press.
A home-schooling mother, Miss Nobisso and her family live in Quiogue, Long Island, New York. For a comprehensive look at the author and links to many sites that feature her work, visit her lovely web site.


Josephine Nobisso

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JOSEPHINE NOBISSO

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Josephine Nobisso's first story appeared in a national magazine when she was 18. Since then, she has published over forty books, mostly for children, but also for adults, including three pseudonymous novels. She regularly publishes articles about writing, and her greatest authorial pride lies in having been acknowledged in six books by fellow authors. Each year, to rave evaluations. Miss Nobisso conducts about 100 workshops in "The Nobisso Recommendations: Guiding Students to Write in Their Authentic Voices," part of which comes to life in Show; Don't Tell! Secrets of Writing.
The author received teaching certification from SUNY New Paltz, and studied languages in Urbino, Italy, and in France and Austria. She is fluent in Italian, and often translates others' work from that language. The National Catholic Educational Association named her "Distinguished Graduate," and Delta Kappa Gamma-the international society of honored teachers- named her "Friend of Education," for "someone outside the profession who has worked significantly toward improving the educational opportunities of others, and who has given outstanding service to promoting quality education."
Miss Nobisso has been a long-standing member of The Author's Guild and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and was the co-founder of the Long Island Children's Writers and Illustrators group. In 2004, Miss Nobisso was appointed to the American Library Association-Children's Book Council joint committee. She regularly conducts staff development workshops and is a speaker at commencements, college courses, and conferences in the USA and abroad. Among the very many honors that Miss Nobisso books have received are 6 awards for Show; Don't Tell! Secrets of Writing: the Global Learning Initiative Award for "The Best Trade Book with Educational Application"- a singular citation jointly administered by the Association of Education Publishers and the Bologna Children's Book Fair-the International Reading Association/Children's Book Council "Children's Choice Award," an American Booksellers Association BookSense "Pick of the Lists" citation, a Parents' Choice Award, a National Parenting Publications Award, and was a ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Finalist.
Born February 9, 1953, in the Bronx, Miss Nobisso is a wife and a mother who homeschooled her daughter, Maria Nicotra, the Art Director of Gingerbread House, the press they founded together.
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Miss Nobisso and her family live in Westhampton Beach, on the East End of Long Island.
Published Books
Grandpa Loved by Josephine Nobisso
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by Josephine Nobisso (Author), Joan Holub (Illustrator) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover: 32 pages Publisher: Winslow Press, 1998; Gingerbread House; 2 edition (September 1, 2009)
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by Josephine Nobisso, Rizzoli, Anton C. Illustrator
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by Josephine Nobisso(Author), Katalin Szegedi (Illustrator) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover: 32 pages Publisher: Gingerbread House, 2008
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Most of Miss Nobisso's titles are included in Scholastic's "Reading Counts! Program, and in Renaissance Learning's tests. Middle Grade and Young Adult Non-Fiction
Forest Fires... Run for Your Life! by Josephine Nobisso(Author), Reading level: Ages 9-12 Paperback: 42 pages Publisher: Mondo Publishing (June 2000)
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by Josephine Nobisso (Author), Virginia Esquinaldo (Illustrator)
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Josephine explains her program below!


Book Nook

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by Josephine Nobisso, Gingerbread House

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In exchange she would offer a Mass for the baker. He mocked her, wrote the words, "One Mass" on a delicate piece of tissue paper and dropped it on his scale. On the other side he placed a piece of bread.

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