To everyone in the Tampa Bay, Florida area: A poster of all the book covers and a bio of author and poet Fran Orenstein will be part of an art exhibit of the National League of American Pen Women, Tampa Chapter at the Carollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Rd (off Fletcher Ave past Dale Mabry) in Tampa during the month of March. The opening event is Friday, March 8th from 5-7 at the Cultural Center. Featured, are artists in many medias, including award-winning miniature painters. For further information the Center’s phone number is 813-269-1310.
You have all month to check out this great exhibit and see Frans book covers and find out more about her at the same time.
Check out the latest on Fran Orenstein’s Blog page.
It’s March 2013 and author and artist, Chris Coad Taylor’s blog is posted on Fran Orenstein’s website. Did you know that a book cover can make or break the book? Find out all about covers from a cover and book trailer artist. Oh, and she’s offering two prizes in the drawing if you leave a comment and your email addy. You’ll love the prizes. Go to www.franorenstein.com and click on the new blog link at the top. P.S. It’s Fran’s new website addy, too. Please share, like and do whatever it is to promote this blog tour for 2013 on everything to do with writing and publishing.
Fran Orenstein has a new book coming out soon. Here you will find the information on the book that is coming soon and once it is available you will find the information on how to order it on this site as well. The title for the book is “One Amber Too Many” Check it out.
One Amber Too Many by Fran Orenstein – a chapter book for children ages 7 -10, coming in early Spring from World Castle Publishing
Bad things are happening in Gillian Sandler’s life. Just after her ninth birthday her parents announce that they are getting divorced. If that wasn’t enough, her dad is leaving for a younger woman named Amber whom he intends to marry. Even worse, Gilly, the star goalie for the school soccer team, knows three Ambers, all on the team and in her fourth-grade class. Embarrassed and furious, Gilly conspires to get rid of Amber, her future stepmother, and enlists the help of her older brother, Marcus. Whatever she tries seems to backfire, until one terrifying night, when she learns something important about Amber. Then there’s the Amber Club at school. If she can become a member, will they join the conspiracy?
Check out Fran Orenstein’s website: http://franorenstein.weebly.com/new-blog.html. Her quest blogger for February is J. R. Lindermuth. His subject is “How do you get those ideas?'” An interesting read for all writers and a chance to win one of his books just for leaving a comment. Get on over to Fran’s page and check out the latest blog from J. R. Lindermuth.
After having been waylaid by a back injury Fran is back and out there for you to see and hear.
On Saturday, February 2 she will be doing a presentation on The Ins & Outs of Publishing for the Wesley Chapel branch of the Florida Writer’s Association. It’s at 10 am at the New Tampa Library located at 10001 Cross Creek Blvd, Tampa, FL. Come join us and meet a great group of writers, too. Even if you are just thinking about writing come on out and hear Fran give you her very knowledgeable information on this subject.
Fran Orenstein is a guest blogger on Lindsay Ann Kendal’s blog site from Sat. Jan 19th through Wed. Jan. 23rd. Read her humorous and serious blog on writer’s block and what to do about it. It’s at http://lindsayannekendal.blogspot.co.uk/ Win your choice of one of three give-away books, if you visit and enter.
Check out the new Guest Blog on Fran Orenstein’s website. This month it is done by Elizabeth Seckman. There will also be a give away to one of the people who comments on the blog. A randomly chosen person will receive a signed copy of one of hers books. Check it out right away before you forget.
I want to share with you all a poem written by Dr. Fran Orenstein shortly after the tragedy as Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. It is an amazing work that needs to be spread around the globe.
Not an auspicious day
An ordinary winter Friday
A week before the ending
Or the new beginning of the world
Only two days after 12-12-12
A day of ascendance and movement
When meteors raced across the sky
And planets began their prophetic alignment
On this ordinary December day
The world shook in fear and rage
As twenty tiny stars winked out
And darkness fell on unrealized dreams
When hope crashed in a hail of bullets
Unspun dreidls, unopened Chanukah gifts
Hidden Christmas toys waiting in vain
A red bike buried in a box never to be ridden
The unbearable agony of drifting souls
Reaching out for Mommy’s arms
Their unfinished lives
Now only a fantasy
Fran Orenstein 12/14/12
The brand new Dressing Your Book and So Much More Amazon aStore is open and ready for ordering. What this store does is links all of the authors I work with on one page and you can go and look at all of their work in one place. All you do is click on a title and it takes you to the ordering page for their book. Christmas is coming soon but there is still time to order and get them by the big day.
Check it out at: http://astore.amazon.com/dryoboansomum-20