Author Talk at Pelham Public Library

I am happy to announce that the Pelham Public Library in Pelham, New York has invited me to present Skinny House-A Memoir of Family, an Author Talk on Thursday evening at 7 pm on November 14, 2019.

 The library is located at 530 Colonial Ave. Pelham, New York. For more information, check out or call (914) 738-1234.

Fourth Annual Eat Local Read Local event at Cascades Library

Please join me at the Fourth Annual Eat Local Read Local event at Cascades Library in Loudoun County on Saturday, October 12th from 11:00am-2:00pm.  This festival showcases the many talented authors, illustrators, artisan food producers, farms, and restaurants in the region. I will be signing books! The event is free for both authors and the public.

The Cascades Library is located at 21030 Whitfield Pl, Potomac Falls Virginia.  For more information, check out Loudoun County Public Library Facebook page as well as the Cascades Library Facebook page and the Facebook event page.

Please join me on Friday evening, August 16th for a Skinny House-A Memoir of Family presentation and book signing sponsored by the Chappaqua Public Library in Chappaqua , NY.

Here are the details:

When: Friday, August 16th at 7 PM

Place: Town of New Castle's Assembly Room at 200 S Greeley Ave. Chappaqua, NY 10514

The Assembly Room is located just across the street from the Chappaqua Public Library.

For more info:,

Hope to see you there.


Skinny House Mural painted in Mamaroneck

Thrilled to see this beautiful mural featuring Nathan Seely and Mr. Santangelo recently erected in Mamaroneck. More information on the artist and his work coming soon!


Update: 2019 JOURNEY Book Awards for Narrative Non-Fiction Long List

We’ve been placed on the most recent JOURNEY Book Awards for Narrative Non-Fiction Long List: See the full list here.


Please find updated event details below:

WHERE: Book Expo America in NYC at the Javits Center at booth ‘CBE’

WHEN: Friday, May 31st from 11:30-12:30

New York Public Library Catalog

Skinny House - A Memoir of Family is now listed in the New York Public Library catalog! Check out the link here:

Eric Hoffer Award for Skinny House

Eric Hoffer Book Award: Honorable Mention

Great news! The Skinny House: A Memoir of Family, received an honorable mention in the Memoir Category of the Eric Hoffer Book Award!


Honored Distinction!

Skinny House-A Memoir of Family  earned two honored distinctions! The book is a 2019 da Vinci Eye and First Horizon Book Award Finalist, two book categories of the Hoffer Awards, named after the "longshoreman", great American philosopher and author, Eric Hoffer (1898-1983).

The awards are for small press, academic press & independent press, including self-published books. Less than 10% of the book nominees become category finalists.

For more information visit:

Thank you everyone for your support and prayers.


Meet The Author: Julie Seely

When: Saturday, February 2nd @2PM

Location: The Brambleton Library

This is your chance to meet the author behind the Skinny House book. Julie Seely will be presenting her family’s story to the Northern Virginia community and will be available for a Q&A discussion.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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2018 Thurgood Marshall Scholarship & Awards Gala

Dr. Seely graciously thanks the attendees of this year’s 6th annual awards gala for the chance to share her story with the distinguished members of the Baltimore-Metro Chapter. We enjoyed a fantastic night of dinner and dance at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Ballroom and look forward to returning next year.

Check back soon for more photos!

[November 12th, 2018]


Baltimore Metro Chapter, Alumni Association of Lincoln University


Presentation at Lincoln University

Dr. Seely shared her story to students and faculty members at the prestigious historically black university.
[March 15th, 2018]


New York State Registry of Historic Places

The Skinny House of Mamaroneck has been placed on the New York State Registry of Historic Places!
[March, 30th 2015]

Mamaroneck's 'Skinny House' Is Big On Family History
"Sure, it's interesting architecturally --  it measures only 10 feet wide and sits on a 12 ½ foot wide parcel of land --  but for the two women who are descendants of the men behind its history, one in Mamaroneck, and one in Northern Virginia, it's a family story rich in history."
[Source: The Mamaroneck Daily Voice, Jeanne Muchnick | April 8th, 2015]

'Skinny House' could soon be a national historic landmark
"The Seely House, also known as the Skinny House, in Mamaroneck could soon be recognized by the state as a historic landmark. Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recommended the property for the National Register of Historic Places."
[Source: News 12 Westchester, April 1st 2015]

In Westchester, a Skinny House With Big Aims Vies for a Spot in History
"The red-shingled house on Grand Street shares several attributes with its neighbors. It has three stories, a full basement, hardwood floors and a neat yard. But one thing has always set this house apart..."
[Source: NY Times, Lisa W. Foderaro | March 29, 2015]

2 Westchester sites win historic recognition
"Two local properties — the Skinny House in Mamaroneck and the Waccabuc Historic District in Lewisboro — were among 22 recommended to be added to the prestigious State and National Register of Historic Places, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office announced on Wednesday."
[Source:, Bill Cary | March 26th, 2015]

[Past Event] The Mamaroneck Historical Society:
Star Spangled Celebration to honor Village Historian, Gloria Poccia Pritts on the occasion of her  90th Birthday
Club Car Restaurant, One Station Plaza, Mamaroneck, New York 10543
[June 30th, 2014]