New Cover Art

New Cover Art

This is the cover I am considering for a book I am working on for a client. What does everyone think?

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Indie authors Facebook Page

Yesterday a dear friend and author came up with a great idea.  It is a page for independent authors on Facebook.  Check out the page at this address: 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Indie-Authors/376923009089301?fref=ts

Not only is it a place for you to get free publicity but to get your readers to check out all of your books as well as other independent author books.

Fran and her works memorialized in painting

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.

New From Fran Orenstein

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.

Unfinished Lives

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

Fran Orenstein

Fran Orenstein

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 and conferences.
Her ‘tween mystery series, The Mystery Under Third Base and The Mystery of the Green Goblin, and Fat Girls From Outer Space a ‘tween novel on bullying and childhood obesity, published by SP (www.sleepytownpress.com)are available on Amazon.com.
Check out her two YA historical romance novels, The Spice Merchant’s Daughter (Whiskey Creek Press) and The Calling of the Flute (SP), which are available on Kindle and in paperback.
Her short stories are featured in anthologies such as Gallery Of Voices from (SP).
Gaia’s Gift (World Castle Publishing) is a novel for adults about a woman’s love, loss, guilt, deception and redemption.
The Book of Mysteries (World Castle Publishing) is a YA fantasy trilogy of novels in one volume.
Relections (SP), a book of poetry, follows many decades of a woman’s life from childhood to early elder years.
For more information, visit Fran’s World at http://www.franorenstein.weebly.com.

Reflections

Reflections

Everywoman wanders, seeking a place in the sun, where she can raise her face to the warmth and rejuvenation. Reflections is everywoman’s journey through the many decades of her life that might be the saga of us all, with a few tweaks here and there. Follow her from childhood to early elder years on a trip that ranges from funny and ridiculous, to woeful and introspective. All are welcome to take her hand and tread upon the path she has chosen in this lifetime and enjoy the experience. Dr. Fran Orenstein’s writing is nothing short of brilliant and now, with the debut of her poetry collection, she delivers another thought-provoking reading journey. Orenstein is a masterful, skilled writer. Her ability to harness and weave language into breathtaking poetry not only holds your attention through every word, but challenges your own emotion and imagination. Few authors are able to depict such vivid images with their words, however Orenstein has proven her abilities once again. Her work is for readers of all ages and for those who truly value artful poetry such as written by literature’s esteemed greats. – Rev. Dr. Deborah Simpson, owner of Spirit Cove, LLC., Poet and Author of Beauty Forever Reigns, The Oracles 333: Selected Verse, and Love and Romance.