Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.
South Milwaukee children's book author Janet Halfmann told members of the Rotary Club of Mitchell Field on Wednesday about her career as a newspaper and magazine editor, her years with Golden Books when that company was based in Racine and her breakthrough in the commercial world of children's publishing.
Here she talks about how she developed the idea for her award-winning book, Fur and Feathers:
More information about this book as at Janet's website at:
Janet also announced that her middle-grade biography Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story is now available in soft cover. Information about this book is at:
While South Milwaukee Alderman Erik Brooks is sharing his 12-Days of Christmas buy-local shopping suggestions on his southmilwaukeeblog.com blog, you might consider one or more of Janet Halfmann's more than 30 books for youngsters on your shopping list. Here's the link to a list of all of her books, which includes series on bugs, on buildings, on ecological environments and on nature's predators: