Frances Altman

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General Information

Name: Frances Altman

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction & Non-Fiction

Born: September 5, 1937 in Los Angeles, California

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Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

Altman lived in the Chicago area for 25 years. During her time in Chicago, she earned a Master’s degree from Roosevelt University Chicago and worked as a Special Features Editor at Day Publications in Chicago; Promotions Director at Paddock Publications in Arlington Heights, Illinois; Managing Editor at Suburban Week in Chicago; Editor for Countryside Living in Barrington, Illinois; and Public Relations at National Hot Dog and Sausage Council in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Frances Altman has created a forty year career in communications by blending public relations, marketing and freelance writing. Now retired she worked for The Chicago Sun Times, National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, McDonald’s, Honeywell and Virginia Commonwealth University where she also taught. She has written several hundred newspaper and magazine articles on food, community business and children’s stories for Child Life, Friends, Highlights, Weekly Reader and six books for young readers including Something Egg and Reggie the Goat. Her writing has received numerous merit awards from National Federation of Press Women, IABC, Chicago Publicity Club, PRSA, Virginia and Illinois Press Associations and a TWIN Leadership Award from National YWCA.

Her books, Reggie the Goat and Spirit Dog have both been released as Nook eBooks.

Altman currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland.

Published Works

  • Reggie the Goat, Denison, 1966
  • George Gershwin, Master Composer, Denison, 1968
  • Herbert V. Prochnow, banker, Denison, 1969
  • The Something Egg, Denison, 1969
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower: Crusader for Peace, Denison, 1970
  • General Douglas A. MacArthur, military genius, Denison, 1974
  • Spirit Dog, CreateSpace, 2014
  • Mister Umbrella Man, Frances Altman, 2015

Titles at Your Library

Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Frances Altman on WorldCat


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