Mother, Educator, Writer, Manager, and Captain of my ship.
As a teacher with a degree in Elementary Education who has taught in big cities and small towns, Ann Frailey homeschooled all of her children. She manages her rural homestead with her younger kids and their numerous critters, authored sixteen books, and writes a Friday blog alternating between short stories and her My Road Goes Ever On series.
Her nonfiction work focuses on the intersection of motherhood, widowhood, holding a homestead together with whatever tools she finds handy, practicing gratitude, and rediscovering joy.
Her fiction novels expand from the OldEarth world to the Newearth universe—where deception rules but truth prevails.
She writes for Medium, Catholic Mom, Catholic 365, Authors Den, and MyBlogUs, enjoying interactions with writers as well as readers.
While earning a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing for Entertainment from Full Sail University, she won two course director’s awards.
In her spare time, she serves as an election judge and as secretary/treasurer of her small town’s cemetery.
She is currently finishing a new science fiction novel in the Newearth world and a historical fiction & science fiction blend in her OldEarth series. To check out her stories, novels, inspirational books, and her film and tv scripts, visit https://akfrailey.com/
Novelist, Screenwriter & Educator
- Presentations and Interviews
- Social Media Management
Home Educator K-12th Frailey Home School (Fillmore, IL) 1996 – Present
First Grade Teacher Wood River Elementary (Wood River, IL) 1994 – 1996
Fourth/Fifth Grade Teacher Pacoima Elementary (L.A., CA) 1991 – 1994
Teacher Trainer Peace Corps (Leyte, Philippines) 1990
Sixth Grade Teacher St. Stephens Elementary (Milwaukee, WI) 1989 – 1990
Third Grade Teacher St. Basil Elementary (Chicago, IL) 1987 – 1989
Creative Writing for Entertainment, Master of Fine Arts Full Sail University, Winter Park FL, 2016
Course Director’s Awards
- Episodic & Serial Writing
- Film Screenwriting
Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 1987
Valedictorian: Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing, 2016
Finalist: Tuscany Press Writing Contest, 2013
Two Time Winner: Catholic Writer Seal of Approval, 2011, 2013
Honorable Mention: Hollywood Book Festival, 2014
Runner-Up: Indie Publishing Contest, 2011
Encounter—Science Fiction Short Stories and Novella Amazon, 2020
It Might Have Been and Other Stories Amazon, 2019
HeartBeats—Spiritual Being, Human Journey Amazon, 2019
OldEarth Ishtar Encounter Amazon, 2018
OldEarth ARAM Encounter Amazon, 2018
Newearth Justine Awakens Amazon, 2018
Last of Her Kind Amazon, 2017
Melchior — Vengeance Is Mine Amazon, 2017
The Road Goes Ever On: A Christian Journey Through The Lord of the Rings (2nd edition) Amazon 2017
The Adventures of Tally-Ho Amazon, 2016
Georgios II – A Chosen People Amazon, 2015 (Currently retired and being rewritten as OldEarth Georgios Encounter)
Georgios I – A Hidden Heritage Amazon, 2014 (Currently retired and being rewritten as OldEarth Georgios Encounter)
“His Legacy Continues” Above Rubies Magazine: Issue Ninety – October 2014
Neb the Great Amazon, 2013 (Currently retired and being rewritten as OldEarth Neb Encounter)
Ishtar’s Redemption Amazon, 2013 (Currently retired and being rewritten as OldEarth Ishtar Encounter)
ARAM Amazon, 2013 (Currently retired and being rewritten as OldEarth ARAM Encounter)
“Go On” Famous Poets of the Heartland – 2012
“The Ancient Mass and Its Mystery” The Latin Mass Vol. 18, No. 2, Spring 2009
“Blessed are the Barren” New Oxford Review, December 2009
- Microsoft Word
- Final Draft
- Word Press
- Social Media
- Create Space Publishing
- KDP Publishing
Additional writing samples: https://akfrailey.com/home/feature-film-script-samples/