Pen Name: None
Genre: Fiction & Non-Fiction
Born: September 5, 1937 in Los Angeles, California
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.
Altman currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland.
- 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
Reggie the Goat
Release Date: 1967
George Gershwin, Master Composer (Men of Achievement Series)
Release Date: 1968
The Something Egg.
Release Date: 1969-01
General Douglas MacArthur, military genius (Men of achievement series)
Release Date: 1973
Release Date: 2014-08-02
Mister Umbrella Man
Release Date: 2015-03-17
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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