Mike Giglio is the author and creator of the Adventures of Jack Smacker - Little Leaguer children's books series. He lives at his home in Glendale, AZ with his wife and their 2 dogs. He's been blessed with 2 children and 3 grand children. In January 2014, Mike won the Best Children's Book category in the State of Arizona's OnebookAZ Organization. This was awarded to the first Jack Smacker book in the series.
Jack Smacker was written with the goal of helping his oldest grand daughter improve her reading comprehension skills. Each of the characters in the story draws characteristics and personalities from various people Mike has in his life. The book was also written with the idea to take the readers on an adventure while learning facts and educating readers along the way.