Vivian Schurfranz

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General Information

Name: Vivian Schurfranz

Pen Name: None

Born: 1925 in Mason City, Iowa

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Illinois Connection

Schurfranz moved to Wilmette, Illinois in 1967.

Biographical and Professional Information

Schurfranz was a teacher and an author. She left teaching in 1961 to pursue a career in writing. She had a prolific career as a writer of historical fiction and historical romances for juveniles; publishing approximately 19 books and 50 short stories for magazines.

Published Works

Historical Novels:

  • Roman Hostage, Follett, 1975
  • The Castle Murder, 1984
  • The Mansion Murder, 1984
  • Amanda, The Cut Up, 1980
  • A Different Kind of Friend, Scholastic, 1990
  • Another Time, Another Love, 1995
  • A Message for General Washington: Stories of the States, Silver Moon Press, 1998

Historical Romances (Sunfire Series):

  • Danielle, 1984
  • Laura, 1985
  • Cassie, 1985
  • Megan, 1986
  • Julie, 1986
  • Rachel, 1986
  • Heather, 1987
  • Merrie, 1987
  • Jose, 1988
  • Renee, 1989

Historical Romance (Cheerleaders Series):

  • Overboard, 1988

Boxcar Children Series:

  • Mystery of the Motel
  • Mystery of the Mixed-Up Zoo

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Roman hostage

ISBN: 0695805142
Release Date: 1975

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A Different Kind of Friend (An Apple Paperback)

ISBN: 0590428780
Release Date: 1990-03

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A Message for General Washington (Stories of the States)

ISBN: 1893110435
Release Date: 2004-06-30

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Literary Awards

Renee, RITA Award in 1990 for Best Book for Young Adults

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Vivian Schurfranz on WorldCat

Vivian Schurfranz on Amazon


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