Teen Author, Linda Maria Frank, Will Participate in a Book Fair Known as Author/Illustrator Night, at Eugene Auer Memorial Elementary School

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Linda Maria Frank will present her books to the parents and students of The Eugene Auer Memorial Elementary School on February 25. The event is called Author/Illustrator night and is sponsored by the PTA and Long Island Children's Writers and Illustrators.

teen detective, Linda Maria Frank

Annie Tiller, a modern Nancy Drew, meet CSI.

Unlike other book fairs, not only do Author/Illustrator Nights feature the books, but the authors as well.

Annie Tillery Mysteries will be a featured series at the Eugene Auer Memorial Elementary School in Middle Country School District on Long Island. The event is co-hosted by the Eugene Auer PTA and Long Island Children's Writers and Illustrators. Linda Maria Frank, author of "The Madonna Ghost" and "Girl with Pencil Drawing" will be one of the featured authors.

The events are called Author/Illustrator nights and entail an evening program opened to the students and teachers of the school, and their parents. Unlike book fairs where only the books are represented, the Author/Illustrator nights sponsored by LICWI and the PTA include the opportunity for students to not only investigate the authors and their books before hand, but to meet and speak with the authors. These programs are true supporters of a life-long reading habit.

The event will take place on February 25, from 7p.m. to 9p.m. in the schools gymnasium. The students well take part in a preparatory exercise, "Adopt-An-Author-Program" where an individual author will be investigated by a specific class.

View the accompanying video to get a flavor for the program. Continue to watch Part II on YouTube, The Writer's Dream.

For information to start this program on Long Island, or in your own school district, contact Sandy Lanton, sandyredhead15(at)gmail(dot)com.

About Linda Maria Frank
Frank’s life-long career has been in teaching. She taught science, ending her career in the high school as Department Chairperson, teaching biology, chemistry and forensic science. She went on to teach at Hofstra University, forensic science and biotechnology, also supervising science student teachers at Adelphi University. Presently. Frank has written and now markets her Annie Tillery Mysteries, a series for girls of all ages. Find lesson plans for the books on http://www.annietillery.com. She now produces a TV show, The Writer’s Dream, on LTV-EH, a local access station in East Hampton, as well as Long Island Cablevision. She interviews guests who are involved with writing, publishing and marketing in all genres. Her goal is to find venues to help market her books to schools and libraries, eventually gaining entrée into film and television, hoping for the big or little screen, not just Kindle and Nook. Also find Annie Tillery Mysteries on digital audio at audible.com.

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