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Award-Winning Author/Speaker for Children and Adults Deborah K. Frontiera

    

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A wide variety of experiences makes Deborah K. Frontiera a well-rounded writer and speaker on many topics. Her publishing credits include books for children, themes on the environment, historical fiction, poetry in several anthologies, and an upcoming adult nonfiction book exposing serious problems within the Child Protective Services system.



Birth Place: Lake Linden, MI USA

Accomplishments: Eric and the Enchanted Leaf: A Visit with Canis Lupis won the North Texas Book Festival's Award for a Children's Book in 2007.

Eric and the Enchanted Leaf: The First Adventure was named an Honor book for the Golden Spur Award by the Texas State Reading Association in May of 2005.

Her book Living on Sisu: The 1913 Union Copper Strike Tragedy won First Place for historical fiction in the Purple Dragonfly Awards given by the Arizona Authors Association and Five Star Publications on Nov. 6, 2010.
     



Books

The Nature of Life by Deborah K. Frontiera
NOW AVAILABLE! This book is a limited edition, and copies are hand numbered. It will NOT be available through Amazon or other distributors. You must purchase it directly from the author or from this site. It is hard-back (not the spiral bind seen in the proof copy image). If you've enjoyed Deborah K. Frontiera's nature poems with photos on this site, then you will love The Nature of Life a...
  

 

Copper Country Chronicler: The Best of J.W. Nara by Deborah K. Frontiera
Experience the early 20th century in Michigan's Upper Peninsula through the artistic camera lens of J.W. Nara, one of the Copper Country's earliest professional photographers. This collection of historic photos brings the "Copper Boom" era back to life. Retail price: $27.95...
  

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Living on Sisu: The 1913 Union Copper Strike Tragedy by Deborah K. Frontiera
First Place Winner in historical fiction in the Purple Dragonfly Awards for excellence in children's literature. Feel like you are in the moment nearly 100 years ago with a young girl, daughter of Finnish immigrants. Look in the "Articles" section of this site for teacher materials and student activity pages, aligned to state curriculum. Retain Price: $16.95. Schools and school distri...
  

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Eric and the Enchanted Leaf: When Earth Grows Warmer by Deborah K. Frontiera
Eric can't understand why the polar bears and the penguins at the zoo are unhappy. He asks them, but they don't know either. So he wishes to see Sophia, the sky fairy who gave him his enchanted leaf. Those who purchase the APP for electronic devices may obtain an autographed coloring page to go with the story by sending a Self-Addressed-Stamped-Envelope to Jade Enterprises, 11807 S. Fairhollow...
  

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Eric and the Enchanted Leaf: A Night with Echo by Deborah K. Frontiera
The third book of the Eric and the Enchanted Leaf series takes Eric to Austin, TX to watch the bats fly out from under the Congress Avenue Bridge. The printed version of this book is no longer available. For the electronic version, go to PicPocketbooks.com Look in the "Articles" section of this site to download a free teaching unit alighed to state curriculums. Those who buy the APP fo...
  

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The Chronicles of Henry Roach-Dairier: The Re-creation of Roacheria by Deborah K. Frontiera
The third book of the trilogy, The Chronicles of Henry Roach-Dairier, this volume, as with the others, will appeal to both adults and young adults. Readers will experience several levels of meaning from literal to social satire. Retail Price: $15.95 This book is now available as an ebook for Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook. I honor of the 10th anniversary of publication of this...
  

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Eric and the Enchanted Leaf: A Visit with Canis Lupis by Deborah K. Frontiera
Winner of the North Texas Book Festival's award for a children's book in 2007. The second in the "Eric" series, this book has Spanish and English text on each page. Released in 2005. This story is now officially "out of print", like the other Eric stories, but is still available in the app version. Look in the "Articles" section of this site for a free teaching unit aligned to most state curri...
  

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The Chronicles of Henry Roach-Dairier: New South Dairy Colony 50 by Deborah K. Frontiera
The second book of the trilogy, The Chronicles of Henry Roach-Dairier, this volume will be enjoyed by astute 10 or 11 year olds as well as adults. A reader does not have to read To Build a Tunnel First to understand this volume. Retail Price; $15.95 This book is now available as an ebook for Kindle on Amazon and also for Nook on Barnes and Noble. In honor of the 10th anniversary of pub...
  

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The Chronicles of Henry Roach-Dairier: To Build a Tunnel by Deborah K. Frontiera
Now in its second edition, To Build a Tunnel is the first book of the trilogy, The Chronicles of Henry Roach-Dairier. This fantasy will be enjoyed by youth ages 10 or 11 and up, as well as adults. Younger readers enjoy the adventure. Adults see the allegory and social satire woven through the plot. Retail Price: $15.95 This book is now available in electronic form for Amazon Kindle and wit...
  

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Eric and the Enchanted Leaf: The First Adventure by Deborah K. Frontiera
Honor book in 2005 for the Texas State Reading Association's Golden Spur Award. If you already own a print copy of this book, you now have a collector's item. Print copies have completely sold out. The electronic version is available through Pic Pocket Books. Free download: integrated teaching unit for this book, scroll down to the "Articles" section. Meets many state-mandated curriculum ...
  

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Fighting CPS: Guilty Until Proven Innocent of Child Protective Services Cha by Deborah K. Frontiera
An adult, non-fiction book, Fighting CPS describes the ordeal of the Frontiera and Bonilla families when young James Bonilla was wrongfully removed from his parents by Child Protective Services in Harris Co., Houston, TX. Formal release date: Jan. 1, 2012 To listen to an interview with the author, go to: http://insidescooplive.com/author-pages/Frontiera-Deborah_Fighting_CPS.html <...
  

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Short Stories

To Build A Tunnel
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
The story here is a sample of the first few chapters of Deborah K. Frontiera's fantasy trilogy: The Chronicles of Henry Roach-Dairier: To Build a Tunnel....


Lessons from an Old Dog
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
--In this touching short story of a precious pet, Deborah lets you in on a dog's point of view in a tender and funny way....


New South Dairy Colony 50
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
This is a sample from the opening chapters of Deborah Frontiera's fantasy trilogy, The Chronicles of Henry Roach- Dairier: New South Dairy Colony 50...


The Re-creation of Roacheria
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
This is a sample from Deborah Frontiera's fantasy trilogy, The Chronicles of Henry Roach-Dairier: The Re-creation of Roacheria....


Critter Twitter
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
In this digital age, be careful who you "friend" and "twitter" with. This little animal fantasy stars a rabbit, a gopher, a chipmunk, a frog, a mouse and a bird unknown to the others. It's humorous t...



Poetry

Home Town
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
Home Town Two lane main street--twenty-five m.p.h. No traffic lights--except one blinking yellow Where the highway makes a sharp turn To climb out of the valley. Deep red...


Fantasy's Front Door
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
A photo helps one see, think, and find a poem within. This scene inspires one's mind to the possibilities of fantasy. This poem appears on page 53 of Deborah's new book, The Nature of Life....


Ancient Wisdom
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
It has been said that Haiku is the "kodak moment" of poetry. See what happens when the photo moment and the word moment are combined. This poem appears on page 51 of Deborah's new book, The Natur...


Mosquito
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
This poem was published in Voices Of Michigan, Vol. 11. The editor chose it because she said it made her laugh. This poem appears on page 11 of Deborah's new book, The Nature of Life, with a grea...


Geology of Life
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
What do you give as a gift to elderly parents who "have everything?" A poem that tells how much you appreciate them. I gave this poem to my parents for Christmas in 2000. Since then, its title has bee...


Ice Sculptor
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
This poem expresses thoughts after hiking with a camera through the Paavola Wet Lands just north of Hancock, MI, and seeing some of the many natural landscapes in that Keweenaw Land Trust Preserve.

Modern Pterydactyl
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
The great blue heron is an odd combination of beauty and awkwardness that makes one think back to its possible ancestors. Deborah K. Frontiera captures this contradiction in this poem. This poem a...



Articles

List of Publishing Credits, Speaking Engagements and School Visits
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
This article lists all Deborah Frontiera's publishing credits. It will be helpful to those wanting to check her credentials....


Speaking, Workshop, And Author Visit Information
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
This article contains information for groups looking for a speaker or workshop presenter. It also gives information to schools wishing to have Deborah Frontiera come for an author visit....


Teaching Unit: A Night with Echo
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
Teachers, home school parents and others interested may download a teaching unit for use with Eric and the Enchanted Leaf: A Night with Echo. For a free coloring page that may be reproduced for cl...


Integrated Teaching Unit for Eric and the Enchanted Leaf: First Adventure
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
This article contains integrated learning activities for pre-school and primary age children to accompany the author's picture book, Eric and the Enchanted Leaf: The First Adventure. for a free color...


Integrated Unit for Eric and the Enchanted Leaf: A Visit with Canis Lupis
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
Teachers may download this integrated unit to use with Deborah K. Frontiera's book, Eric and the Enchanted Leaf: A Visit with Canis Lupis/Eric Y La Hoja Encantada: Una Visita con Canis Lupis. For a f...


Affording an Author Visit on a Tight School Budget
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
Tough economic times are here and most schools and their districts have cut back on such "luxuries" as having an author visit a school for a day. But there are many things an individual school can do ...


Living on Sisu Student Activity Pages Part 1
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
This PDF file is the first of three files containing Student Activity Pages to go with Frontiera's book: Living on Sisu: The 1913 Union Copper Strike Tragedy....



News

Girl Scouts Earn Badge in Frontiera's Workshop
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
Author Deborah K. Frontiera recently conducted a workshop for Girl Scouts in Houston's San Jacinto Council....


Frontiera Has Full Week of School Visits
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
Author Deborah K. Frontiera had a busy week in Upper Michigan's Copper Country Sep. 15-19, 2014. Her tour included Hancock's Barkell Elementary on Monday; South Range Elementary on Tuesday; Arvon Twp....


Eric and the Enchanted Leaf Is World Wide
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
Deborah Frontiera's royalty statement for Eric and the Enchanted Leaf books show the apps have been downloaded in over 20 countries!...


New Book Coming this Fall
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
If you've enjoyed Deborah K. Frontiera's nature poems on this site, you can look forward to a whole book of them. A gift/coffee table book will be released this fall. Watch for more details....


New Book for Finlandia University Has Been Released
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
Finlandia University entered into a contract with Deborah K. Frontiera to write a history for the university in the spring of 2012. Planned release at Finn Fest in Hancock and Houghton, Michigan went ...


Houston Area Authors Learn about the Kroger Author Program
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
On April 16, 2013, Deborah K. Frontiera presented a workshop to Houston area authors about how to participate in the Authors in Kroger Stores program....


Michigan Students Learn Writing Process
 by Deborah K. Frontiera
Students in Michigan's Upper Peninsula are benefiting from author Deborah K. Frontiera's continued presence in their area. While she completes research for a regional book project, she is able to visi...



Events

Word Wranglers Festival 9/10/2015
The Word Wranglers Festival in Giddings Texas will be at the Giddings Public Library and Cultural Center, 276 N. Orange St, Giddings TX 78942. See Deborah K. Frontiera at this festival....


Summer 2015 Events in Michigan's UP 6/1/2015
This is a summary of events at which author Deborah K. Frontiera will be selling her books during the summer of 2015 in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. See details for each in the Body of this announcement....


Drop Everything And Read Texas 4/12/2015
A Day to Enjoy a Great Book By a Texas Author The Texas Association of Authors has put together this state-wide event with book stores all across the state. Join Author Deborah K. Frontiera in Humble TX....


Dogwood Book Festival 3/28/2015
The Palestine Public Library in Palestine TX is hosting a book festival on Mar. 28, 2015. Author Deborah K. Frontiera will be there among other Texas authors....


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The Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators, Houston Chapter
Information on the Houston Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

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Additional information

Deborah K. Frontiera has a great deal of experience speaking to adult groups and children in schools. A list of some of these engagements may bee seen in the "Articles" section of this site. Her many years as a classroom teacher led to being a fewquent workshop presenter at various teaching conferences. Her rates are negotiable for schools and non-profit organizations. Scroll down on this site for more information. Deborah now offers a critique and editing service to fellow writers and small presses needing line-editing. Look in the news section for more on this.

 
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11807 S. Fairhollow Ln. 
Houston   TX   77043   USA

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