Welcome to My Website

Whether you landed here by choice or by chance, I’m glad you stopped by! I’m  a children’s author, presenter, and former elementary counselor who loves to visit schools and write books. When I’m not on the road, I can be found working in my “writing lair,” on the front porch, or at Starbucks. I live in St. Louis, Missouri with my art-director husband and a biscuit-loving office “assistant.”

Jeanie_NYC_HighLine_03-15-0649I’ve worn many writing hats over the years, and I bring that range of experience to classrooms and conferences. Although I primarily pen picture books, the writing process is universal. I’ve worked with students from kindergarten through high school, as well as teachers and fellow writers. My presentations are engaging and informative, relatable and relevant. I’ve started booking author visits for the 2015-2016 school year, and would love to hear from you. I’m also available for conferences and professional development workshops. Just click on the “Contact” button above.

I’m represented by Lori Kilkelly at Rodeen Literary Management, and I’m pleased to announce that I have three new books coming out! Both Cowboy Car and Big Red and the Little Bitty Wolf are scheduled for 2016. There’s a Cat in Our Class! is scheduled for 2017. To get updates on these books and more, follow me on my Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/JeanieRansomAuthor.

Now Available: Free Downloadable CCSS-Aligned Discussion and Activity Guides for What Really Happened to Humpty? and The Crown Affair. Click here to be directed to my Author Visits page where you’ll find links at the bottom of the page for the guides.

CROWN-AFFAIR-COVER_100x132 What REALLY Happened to Humpty? What Parents Do When You're Not Home Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal I Don't Want to Talk About It GrandmaU_front-cover_LOREZ_120x98