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Joanne Rocklin

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About this author

I was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the land of four distinct seasons. The winters are so long!

Wintry days and nights inspired me to read many, many books, the most important thing a writer can do. Of course other seasons inspired me, too! And as soon as I learned to hold a pencil I began writing poems, stories, and diaries.

I have always owned cats (or they have owned me, a cliché, but true!) Coincidentally, all our cats have been authors, and I’ve compiled their writing secrets in the essay “Why Cats Write.”

And I have always lived within walking distance of a library. (O.K. in California, within almost-walking, but driving distance!) I love to read and write, but I also love to talk--especially about writing.


A BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Dennis Palumbo's wonderful book WRITING FROM THE INSIDE OUT is excellent for conquering writer's block because he understands and describes all the inside psyche stuff that is causing it!
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Fleabrain Loves Franny by Joanne Rocklin
"Franny Katzenback is a young girl recovering from polio in 1952. Franny knows that her neighbor is one of the scientists working with Jonas Salk at the University of Pittsburgh to prevent polio but what do you do if you already have the disease an..." Read more of this review »
Fleabrain Loves Franny by Joanne Rocklin
"Lexile: NA
Age 8-12 years
Length: 6.5 hrs (288 pages)
Summary: 11 year old Franny get polio and during her recovery befriends a flea. Both perspectives are told throughout the story. They both enjoy reading and his super powers help free Franny from..." Read more of this review »
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“You get a happy feeling helping someone read. You feel sort of like a wizard.”
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“Why not"! That is SO wise. So many things would be possible in this world if you thought "Why not?" all day long.”
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