Tuesday, May 8, 2012

WOI Spotlight on Author Fran Orenstein

Author Fran Orentsein joins the May ‘12 World of Ink Virtual Tour 

The World of Ink Network will be touring author Fran Orenstein contemporary woman’s novel with paranormal overtones, Gaia’s Gift published by Word Castle.

 Gaia's Gift is about Rachel Wells, who loses everything she cherishes in a brief summer storm off the coast of Florida.Haunted by the ghosts of her past and survivor’s guilt, Rachel turns her back on the world behind an impenetrable veil of pain.When she receives a gift from the sea and allows the world to intrude, Rachel learns too late that some gifts are not meant to be kept forever. 

About the author: 
Fran Orenstein, Ed.D., award-winning author and poet, wrote her first poem at age eight and submitted a short story to a magazine at age twelve. Her published credits include a ‘tween mystery series, The Mystery Under Third Base and The Mystery of the Green Goblin, a fantasy series for ‘tweens, The Wizard of Balalac and The Gargoyles of Blackthorne, a ‘tween fiction novel dealing with childhood obesity, self-image, puberty, and bullying, Fat Girls From Outer Space, (Sleepytown Press), and two young adult historical romances, The Spice Merchant’s Daughter (Whiskey Creek Press), set in France and Prussia between 1685 and 1703 and The Calling of the Flute (Sleepytown Press) set in Lithuania in 1897.

Moving into literature for adults, prize-winning short stories and poetry have appeared in various anthologies. A book of poetry for adults is currently in the works for publication in spring 2012. Her poetry book for young children, Five, Six, Pick-up-sticks is out-of-print, but she plans to reissue it with additional poems.

Fran’s first contemporary novel for women, Gaia’s Gift from World Castle Publishing, is  set in Southwest Florida, Gaia’s Gift deals with love, loss, and survivors guilt, until an unexpected gift from the sea tosses Rachel Wells into the stormy waters of lies and deceit that could very well bring her redemption, or destroy her in the end. 

All Fran’s books are available in Ebook and paper back format.

Fran has been a teacher, written professionally as a magazine editor/writer, counseled people with disabilities, and also wrote political speeches, newsletters, legislation, and promotional material while working for New Jersey State Government for 22 years. She has written academically and wrote professional papers on gender equity and violence prevention, which she presented at national and international conferences. Fran managed programs for women in gender equity, early education, and disabilities, as well as serving as Special Projects and Disabilities Officer for the AmeriCorps Commission in New Jersey.

She has a BA in Early Childhood Education, a MEd in Counseling Psychology, and an Ed.D. in Child and Youth Studies.

Visit Fran’s World at www.franorenstein.weebly.com

You can find out more about Fran Orenstein’s World of Ink Author/Book Tour at http://tinyurl.com/6wspudw

There will be giveaways, reviews, interviews, guest posts and more. Make sure to stop by and interact with Fran Orenstein and the hosts at the different stops by leaving comments and/or questions.

In addition, come listen to Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network show: The Writing Mama at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork. The hosts VS Grenier and Irene Roth will be chatting with Fran Orenstein about her recently released book Gaia's Gift, writing, the publishing industry and her other works.

The Writing Mama show will air live, May 14, 2012 at 2pm EST. Tune in at the BTR World of Ink Network site at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork.  

You can listen/call in at (714) 242-5259. (Note: if you can’t make the show, you can listen on demand at the same link.)

Learn more about the World of Ink Tours visit at: http://worldofinknetwork.com

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