Fran Orenstein, Ed.D., is the award-winning author of novels, short stories, and poetry for kids, ‘tweens, teens, and adults. She wrote her first poem at age eight and submitted a short story to a magazine at age twelve. 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 twenty-two years.
She has published academically, and written professional papers on gender equity and violence prevention, which she presented at national and international conferences. Fran managed programs for women in gender equity, childcare, and disabilities, as well as serving as Special Projects and Disabilities Officer for the AmeriCorps Commission in New Jersey.
Fran has a BA in Early Childhood Education, a MEd in Counseling Psychology, and an Ed.D. in Child and Youth Studies.
She especially loves writing for kids and teens, and considers her children and grandchildren her best inspiration.
All Fran’s books are available at on-line bookstores in EBook and paperback format.
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by Fran Orenstein
Everyone wanders through a world of light and darkness, seeking a place in the sun to spend the final decades of life. Winding Ways is every person’s journey through the middle years into the elder years, with a few tweaks here and there. It is a trip from funny and ridiculous to woeful and introspective with stops along the way to admire a sunrise or a flower and hear a bird singing.
by Fran Orenstein
The human journey from childhood to the early middle years begins in the cradle and molds the person you become. You evolve from memories of places, family and friends, the angst of adolescence, first love and a glimpse of the future. You emerge in the adult years of work and play, love and loss, creating your own family and your place in the world.
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