Joe Dumpty Goes for the Gold!

September 16, 2014

Detective Joe Dumpty (Humpty’s brother) is back, and this time, he’s going for the gold. The gold crown that is! Seems that when Jack and Jill took a spill, someone took Jack’s crown. Now it’s up to Joe Dumpty to track down the crown — and the culprit — before the annual Gooseland Games get […]

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An Author Visit for Earth Day? Let’s “Planet”!

July 31, 2014

If you’re a librarian or teacher, you already know that having an author visit your school can make a difference in students’ writing knowledge and practice. But having an author visit who’s a member of Authors for Earth Day can make a difference for our planet, too. As an Authors for Earth Day (A4ED) participant, […]

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Yard Work, Anyone?

April 8, 2014

  Finally! It’s warm enough to write outside! My “office assistant,” Nemo, is happy to help. He knows I like to write in longhand first, then edit as I type into the computer. I have A LOT of writing to do — thus, the rather large pencil. After submitting several of my picture-book manuscripts to my […]

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Writing for Kids

April 3, 2014

Whether you’re an aspiring writer looking for info and insight on getting published — or you’re a published author wanting to increase your presence in schools, check out an interview I did with author and blogger Margo Dill: www.walruspublishing.com/for-readers/jeanie-franz-ransom.

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New Storytellers Unplugged Blog Post

November 14, 2011

“For my husband’s birthday a few months ago, his list included a power washer for the house (shouldn’t the house be asking for that for its birthday? After all, it turned 18 in July!), an iPad (you’re dreaming), an axe and sharpener (should I be nervous?), and, on the tippy-top of the list, a beach […]

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