Here’s what they said about it………

“Codename Cupcake” by Jillian Green DiGiacomo is a deftly crafted and absolutely entertaining satire that reveals the author to be an extraordinarily gifted and original storyteller with an impressive gift for wit and humor. Very highly recommended and certain to be an enduringly popular addition to community library collections

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Laugh Riot Review

laugh riot review

“Codename Cupcake has a happy, casually conversational style that keeps you reading and laughing along with Molly, who has an equally honest and winning way about her.  That’s a good thing because the plot requires a stupendous suspension of disbelief, a leap of fictional faith that spans the George Washington Bridge.   Molly makes that leap fun to take.  And the credit goes to DiGiacomo, who makes this light and airy romp through the mean streets of suburban New Jersey a minivan joy ride.”


Here’s a great article about Codename Cupcake from the Montclair Times:

DiGiacomo spoofs spies and moms  

There are times when a frazzled mom can’t find any humor in anything. Montclair author Jillian Green DiGiacomo, though, has done exactly that in her first novel, “Codename Cupcake.” She will be appearing at Watchung Booksellers on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m.

“Cupcake” is a witty spoof of spy thrillers. Suburban mom Molly Peterson goes into New York City to celebrate a moment of freedom on her daughter’s first day of preschool. However, when she becomes a witness to a crime in progress, she thwarts the perpetrator – and becomes a news sensation in the process.

From there, Molly is recruited into a “super secret organization” in the federal government. Seems her daughter’s school is mysteriously getting chillier by the day. To her horror, the situation requires her to infiltrate the PTA – and join every single committee.

DiGiacomo says the book came from her own experience. “It’s absolutely based on the emotion and the frustration, and the best of intentions in and around motherhood and parenting and PTA,” she said. “But when I think about books that I’ve read, they’re always about the ingénue or the single woman whose friends are all married or the old lady looking back on her life. But where was this person in the trenches with the kids?

“When I started writing that story, it was just a lot of complaining and whining, and she was just going to turn into this Oprah type, a phenomenon.”

Instead, Molly is zapped by an “enhancement ray” which gives her superhuman domestic skills – such as making super-awesome cupcakes while uncovering secret spy capers.

“Of course I want to be a supermom,” DiGiacomo admitted. “You want to be absolutely everything, and to be recruited for your talents, and to be able to get that recognition that you don’t get at home from your kids. Wouldn’t it be great to have someone say, ‘Truly you make the best peanut butter and jelly sandwich with the crust cut off’ and to get an award for that – and a bonus?”

DiGiacomo said that the moral of the story is that parents should cut themselves some slack. “I don’t think anybody can do everything,” she said. “You can’t have a day where you have the home-cooked meal and you’re playing Monopoly with your kids and you’ve read them a book for two hours. But over the course of a lifetime you experience a full life.”

To DiGiacomo, the answer has nothing to do with enhancement rays or super secret organizations – just hard work and dedication. “All parents are superheroes,” she said. “Period.”

November 10, 2015    Last updated: Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 5:18 PM


Five Star Review of CODENAME CUPCAKE!

Codename Cupcake  received its first official review and it’s 5 stars!

Here’s an excerpt:


“…the pivotal figure is a regular person, a “frazzled mother of two” as the description says and she is definitely lovable! If you’re looking for thrill, you’ll find quite a lot of that too! I’d say this book is worth checking out! No matter what you prefer reading, Codename Cupcake will entertain you and put a smile on your face!” – The Page Hungry Book Worm


Read the full review here:  http://chrisan081.wix.com/pagehungrybookworm#!Review-Codename-Cupcake-by-Jillian-Green-DiGiacomo/cu6k/5623f3c60cf2c6c6437b79af