Jeanie Franz Ransom sold her first story when she was seventeen to -- where else? -- Seventeen magazine? Since then, she’s been an advertising copywriter, an editor and writer at a bed-and-breakfast travel magazine, and a freelance writer for numerous regional and national magazines. Along the way, she earned a master’s degree in counseling and worked as an elementary school counselor.
Jeanie started writing for children when she had children. She now has five picture books and three boys. She plans to have more books, but not more kids – college is expensive, you know! Jeanie’s books include: What Really Happened to Humpty, What Do Parents Do? (When You’re Not Home), Don’t Squeal Unless It’s a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales, Grandma U, and I Don’t Want to Talk About It: A Story About Divorce for Young Children. Jeanie’s books have won several awards, and three have been translated into foreign languages.
When Jeanie isn’t writing, visiting schools, or speaking at conferences, she’s working with kids at her part-time counseling job, or making lattes at the local Starbucks. Jeanie lives with her family near St. Louis, Missouri.
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