About A.K. Frailey

 

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As a teacher with a degree in Elementary Education who has taught in big cities and small towns, Ann Frailey has homeschooled all eight of her children. After becoming a widow in 2013, she manages her rural homestead with her younger kids and their numerous critters but knows—quite honestly—that she’s outnumbered. 

She has authored ten books and writes a Friday blog, alternating between short stories and her HeartBeats series, focusing on the intersection of motherhood, widowhood, holding a homestead together with ducktape, a caulking gun and whatever tools she finds handy, practicing gratitude and rediscovering joy. She writes for Medium.com, Catholic Mom, and Catholic 365. She earned a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing for Entertainment from Full Sail University and 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, fiction & non-fiction books, and her feature film scripts, visit https://akfrailey.com/

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ANN FRAILEY

Novelist, Screenwriter & Educator

akfrailey@yahoo.com            (217) 538-2413           https://akfrailey.com/

SKILLS

  • Writing
  • Screenwriting
  • Editing
  • E-Publishing
  • Researching
  • Blogging
  • Presentations and Interviews
  • Social Media Management
  • Branding
  • Teaching

EXPERIENCE

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

EDUCATION

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

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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

PUBLICATIONS

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

TOOLS

  • PC/Mac
  • Microsoft Word
  • Final Draft
  • Word Press
  • Social Media
  • Create Space Publishing
  • KDP Publishing

Additional writing samples:  
https://akfrailey.com/home/feature-film-script-samples/

 

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