Author of Young Adult Fantasy Novels, Creative Non-Fiction Books, and Murder Mysteries and a true story of her childhood........ JAN FRAZIER

European Roots and Beyond a Illinois State First-Place Winner 2012

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JAN FRAZIER'S CALENDAR OF ENGAGEMENTS Illinois
2012

January 1-15 -- In London teaching English and writing for Bradley University

March 13 -- Good Shepherd Lutheran School -- speaking

March 14 -- Rotary Club, Pekin, IL -- speaking and booksigning

April 14 -- Parents' Weekend at Bradley University -- speaking and booksigning

April 26 -- Good Shepherd Lutheran School -- speaking engagement

May 11 -- Episcopal Church, Pekin, IL -- speaking engagement and booksigning

May 19 -- Peoria Public Library -- speaking and booksigning

June 2 -- Receiving state award (J.C. van Winkler series) at IWPA Banquet, Chicago, IL

June 9 -- Printers Row, Chicago, IL -- booksigning

2013

January -- In London teaching English 300 to Bradley Students during J-Term.

June 1 -- Receiving State award for Pilgrims, Indians, Shakespeare, Oh My! at IWPA Banquet, Chicago, IL

June 9 -- Printers Row, Chicago, IL -- booksigning

Sept 7-8 -- Marigold Festival, Pekin, IL -- sales and booksigning

2014
January -- In London teaching Eng 300 to Bradley Students during J-Term.

March 14 -- United Church of Christ, Pekin, Speaking engagement and booksigning

March 20 -- Timberlake Country Club, Peoria, Speaking engagement and booksigning

Apr 17 -- Pekin Public Library, speaking engagement and booksigning

May 1 -- Sand Prairie St. John's Church, speaking engagement and booksigning

August 21 -- Pekin Public Library, speaking engagement and booksigning

September 6 and 7 -- Marigold Festival, Pekin, Il., booksigning

November 6 -- Good Shepherd Lutheran School, speaking engagement on Anne Frank.

February 5 -- Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Young Authors presentation and booksigning

February 16 -- Retired Teachers in Pekin -- speaking engagement and booksigning

THE CARDINAL IS SYMBOLIC...


As Starlight Laser Express draws to a close, the cardinal becomes a precious symbol to J.C. van Winkler. Smitty had recited a poem to her while they were in Chamonix, France, and J.C. later remembers it:

All birds are heralds from above
Each robin, blue jay, every dove;
But when you see a red bird fly,
You've sen an angel in the sky.


Only at the conclusion of the novel, will you completely understand the meaning of this poem and the reason behind Smitty's telling it to J.C.




WELCOME TO STARLIGHT LASER EXPRESS

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Award-Winning Novel 2003

Starlight Laser Express is the first in a series of three novels for young adults, which not only entertains the readers but also educates them with knowledge of countries from which our American heritage stems. J.C. van Winkler and Smitty -- her ghostly friend -- travel in a time-warp to Europe via Starlight Laser Express.

What is Starlight Laser Express? Smitty tries to briefly explain it to J.C.

"It's a secret. All I can tell you is that we put our palms together and close our eyes and it just happens. We'll both feel a tingling sensation in our bodies, and we'll see a million stars pass by in a second in our minds' eye. To simplify matters, we'll call this whole transaction Starlight Laser Express. In a split second, we'll be in Europe and ready to perform our task."

J.C. experienced traveling on Starlight Laser Express during their first trip to London. "It was as Smitty said -- a tingle, stars, and swoosh -- we were in seventeenth-century England."

AWARD-WINNING NOVEL

Starlight Laser Express was awarded the Tommy Award for excellence in the young adult fantasy genre.

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BOOK REVIEWS


What an amazing adventure -- or rather adventures -- J.C. encounters as she travels at the speed of light through time into the past world of European families with histories that need revising. The author captivates the reader with fascinating scenes straight out of European history while capturing the imagination. The heroine is as real as any character in literature, and her adventures make the reader move at the speed of light through the pages of amazing trials and triumphs....Christy Loy, English teacher.


Starlight Laser Express takes the young adult reader to places and events previously explored in many social studies classes. Now, however, the past, present, and future come alive for the readers. The students have a deeper understanding as to "why study history" as they travel through time and space with J.C. van Winkler and Smitty. J.C. gains insight into history and humanity as will the readers as they share nighttime adventures on the Starlight Laser Express....Barbara O'Brien, Social Studies and English teacher


J.C. van Winkler isn't your ordinary every-day traveler...nor is her traveling companion, Smitty. During the day, J.C. is a young girl who goes to school. When night falls, she becomes a world traveler. Her nocturnal traveling company is a ghost, trying to find peace in his soul. Throughout old-world Europe, Smitty and J.C. help others in need. The delightful tale entertains as well as educates the young reader. Author, Jan Frazier, draws on her extensive European travels and her background as a former high school English teacher to captivate readers, young and old. A must read!...Marilyn Weishaar, free-lance editor

Jan Frazier inspires kids to read and gives them a desire to travel. Jan's books open their minds and broaden their concept of the world. They realize that their own experience can be put into a piece of literature...Dee Shaub, third grade teacher, Neubert School, Algonquin, IL

The story of J.C. is not only adventurous, but also educational. My daughter has learned more about geography and European history in one week (from the book) than she learned in all of grammar school. Jan's writing is wonderful for any age group...Dr. Dawn Cadwallader, Madison, Wisconsin.

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THE SERIES OF J.C. VAN WINKLER

Fantasy for Young Adults
J.C. van Winkler along with Smitty -- a ghost -- enter a time-warp and travel throughout Europe, visiting some of the most fantastic cities abroad. By helping people in the past, present, and future, Smitty -- a Civil War soldier, who was killed unexpectedly -- finally finds peace with his soul.
Use time-warp travel to return to the Holocaust of WWII, and watch J.C. van Winkler help the Jews hide from the devastation of the Nazi Regime.
Enter the fantasy, time-warp world as J.C. van Winkler learns to fight evil in the imaginary Underworld.
YOUNG ADULT MURDER/MYSTERY
Two young adults go abroad and find themselves intertwined in three murders.