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Fran Orenstein
Born on Halloween, and raised in Brooklyn and Bronx, NY, Fran Orenstein, Ed.D. writes 'tween and YA books, as well as novels and poetry for "grown up" folks. She is an award-winning poet and short story writer. Fran is also an experienced editor, and gives presentations and writing workshops at... show more

Born on Halloween, and raised in Brooklyn and Bronx, NY, Fran Orenstein, Ed.D. writes 'tween and YA books, as well as novels and poetry for "grown up" folks. She is an award-winning poet and short story writer. Fran is also an experienced editor, and gives presentations and writing workshops at schools, libraries, groups and conferences. Visit Fran's World at www.franorenstein.com. Now running in the new blog link, the 2013 blog tour on writing. Read what published authors say about writing and publishing.For 'tweens:The Mystery Under Third Base and The Mystery of the Green Goblin are series featuring a strange boy who shows up in town just when our hero needs some help. Meet Huby, a mysterious character who appears and disappears in a sunspot.Fat Girls From Outer Space is a 'tween novel on bullying and childhood obesity. Freddy hates her body, and most everything else about herself. Friends are moving on to boys, and the school bully has it in for her. Can she survive 7th grade? Check out her YA historical romance novel The Calling of the Flute (SP) that takes place in Lithuania, Prussia and America in 1897. Hannah rejects the traditions of her religion and dreams of a life of freedom to be herself. Will she escape from the dangers of Lithuania under the Russian Tzar? Can she save her little brothers from conscription into the Tzar's army? Fran's short stories are featured in anthologies such as Gallery Of Voices. Her poems are in various anthologies by Deborah Simpson. Gaia's Gift is a novel for adults about a woman who loses everything she loves and suffers from survivor's guilt. A gift washes up from the sea and Rachel makes a choice that may cost her life. A book of love, deception and redemption, Gaia's Gift is set in Southwest Florida. The Book of Mysteries is a YA fantasy trilogy of novels in one volume. Two boys find a disappearing bookstore, a magician bookseller, and a book that with a bit of magic transports them directly into the story. There they must fulfill a dangerous quest or they may never return to New York.Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/Gy5MZ10-5E Relections, a book of poetry, follows many decades of a woman's life from childhood to early elder years. One Amber Too Many is a chapter book for ages 7-10 about Gillian, age 9, and her reaction to her parent's divorce and a new possible stepmother. Will she succeed in getting rid of this one Amber too many, or will everything she does backfire?Murder in Duplicate is a mystery/romance novel for adults. Lily Aaron leads two lives, magazine editor and mystery writer. She is suddenly the prime suspect in a murder. Can Lily prove her innocence, and who is this mysterious new man in her life?For more information on these books go to www.franorenstein.com.
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Feather's Passion
Feather's Passion rated it 9 years ago
What an excellent book! The descriptions of the scenes is vibrant. And the characters have a full range of likeable and not so likeable qualities - human. But most of all, the pain of the central character was palpable. I felt for her throughout her ordeal. Sometimes I was angry that she didn't...
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