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.

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New for March from Fran Orenstein

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.

Coming Soon

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?

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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.

Gaia’s Gift

Gaia's Gift

Rachel Wells loses everything she cherishes in a brief summer storm off the coast of Florida. Haunted by the ghosts of her past, driven to the point of insanity by survivor’s guilt, Rachel turns her back on the world and retreats to a deserted island with her cat. Here she plans to live out her life in isolation, frozen behind an impenetrable veil of pain. That is, until she receives a gift from the sea that opens a slit in the veil and allows the world to intrude. Ignoring her conscience, Rachel learns too late that some gifts are not meant to be kept forever, and that forgiveness and redemption sometimes require sacrifice. The gods and spirits watch as the many layers of love unfold to reveal a complex finale.

The Mystery Under Third Base

The Mystery Under Third Base

Eleven-year-old Willie, always the smartest kid in town, skips two grades, doesn’t have any friends, and spends his days reading in an abandoned old cellar. Suddenly, Huby appears out of nowhere. Who is this weird new boy who knows things he shouldn’t and might not be what he seems to be? Together they explore Willie’s favorite hideout where mysterious noises and dots of light could mean a ghost. When Willie wins a school contest with a proposal to build a baseball field, the project may fall apart because third base will be over Willie’s cellar hideout and whatever may be down there. With the help of new friends and the town witch, Willie’s resolution of the ghostly problem is The Mystery Under Third Base.