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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Vivian Schurfranz  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD C:YA

Born: 1925 in Mason City, Iowa

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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.


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Awards

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