Francine L. Trevens, the author of “Stories of Faries; Elves and Little People” will be the September 30, 2010 on Living Fully After 40 Radio who just celebrated her 78th birthday, sold her first poem before reaching teenage. In High School, she won a Boston Globe poetry contest. She’s been writing, selling and winning prizes ever since: poems, plays, stories and articles. A native New Yorker, her family moved to Massachusetts where she ultimately married and had two daughters, Janine Robin, who founded and runs TADA! Children’s Theatre in New York, and Melissa Thea, special education teacher and author of Melissa Thea’s AlphaBETTER BOOK.
Francine was theatre/dance critic for the Springfield Daily News and a director and often author of many stage plays. After divorcing, she returned to New York with her daughters, where she worked as a theatrical press agent, free lance writer,(including the musical theater segment of McGraw Hill’s Encyclopedia of World Drama) magazine editor and stage director. She has had 6 books published (her last a 2010 Next Generation INDIE finalist award winner) , and currently writes dance features for Art Times Journal. She is Nana to 5 grandchildren, chairperson emeritus of The Greater New York Independent Publishers Association, and a member of Dramatists Guild, Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers and Independent Book Publishers Association.