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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.

Our Own Children's Author wins honors galore!

Janet Halfmann, Little Skink's Tail, Mom's Choice Award, Seven Miles to Freedom, Society of School Librarians International, The Bloomsbury Review

My South Milwaukee friend and fellow author Janet Halfmann received exciting news today.

Her book, Little Skink's Tail, has been named by Mom's Choice Awards as one of three best children's
books for 2009. The book also won gold medals in the Educators' Choice and Animal
Kingdom categories.

But Little Skink's Tail isn't the only book Janet has written that has been honored. Her Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story has been chosen an Honor Book by the Society of School Librarians International and was picked as an Editor's Favorite for 2008 by The Bloomsbury Review.

Wow!  Way to go, Janet! All of your South Milwaukee friends congratulate you and are so happy for you!

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