Friday, October 17, 2014

The Speculative Fiction Cantina with Fran Orenstein and Frances Pauli

Today on the Speculative Fiction Cantina we welcome Fran Orenstein and Frances Pauli.

Fran Orenstein

Fran Orenstein
Fran Orenstein, author of ten fiction books for kids, teens and adults, as well as numerous academic and professional articles and papers. The longer you live, the longer your bio, so please take the time to enjoy my story. Oh, and please visit My World at

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. 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 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.

Fran's book is:

The Book of Mysteries 

Fran's Links:


Frances Pauli

Frances Pauli
Frances Pauli writes speculative fiction, usually with touches of humor or romance, which means, of course, that she has trouble choosing sides.
She's always been a fan of things outside the box, odd, weird or unusual, and that trend follows through to her tales which feature aliens, fairies, and even, on occasion, an assortment of humans.

More information on her work and upcoming releases can be found on her website:

Frances' books include:



Kingdoms Gone

Frances' Links:


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