AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Jennifer Miller, i WhiteWolfSpiritBear, ial squitieri,sr, iKathleen Morris, iTina Tessina, iBatya Casper, iShawn Cormier, i

  Home > Children > News
 

Lorraine Lynch Geiger

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· Poetry
· News
· Messages
· 18 Titles
· 9 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Before 2003

Lorraine Lynch Geiger, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.



Featured Book
Archaeology 501/The Field Trip
by Jacamo Peterson

Dr. Johannes Petermann professor of archaeology at ASU Tempe is leading a group of Grad Students on a field trip to the jungles of Cambodia. In search of an ancient templ..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



Share Save       


News article in Highlands today
Wednesday, November 23, 2011  1:06:00 PM

by Lorraine Lynch Geiger



Children
News article in Highlands Today


 

RYAN PELHAM/STAFF

HL112111LorraineGeiger4.JPG

 
As a mother of five, grandmother, businesswoman, pilot, world traveler and former grade school teacher, Lorraine Geiger has discovered a lot of inspiration for her children's books.

This award-winning author and poet will be releasing her third story, "Cool Critters," in January.

Geiger published her first novel, for pre-teens, called "Trouble at the Blueberry Patch" in 2002. Her second story, "A Wild and Wooly Night," is a picture book for ages 3 to 8.

Having 16 grandchildren gave her a very good reason to start submitting to publishers the more than two dozen stories she has been crafting since she was 13. Her busy life had kept her from being able to work on her writing full time.

Geiger is the former co-owner of Swampy Acre Alligator Farm, which produces belts, wallets, hat bands and other products, some of which she still sells on eBay. She currently works with her husband, Kenny, who invented the Next Generation Filtration System, an eco-friendly oil/hydraulic fluid filter being used in trucks and manufacturing equipment to reduce engine wear, remove contaminants and water, and increase fuel efficiency.

"We've been married 46 years in February," said Lorraine Geiger of the relationship that began on a blind date. Stationed near St. Johns when he was in the Navy, her husband joked about getting snowed in and having to sleep in his Volkswagen bus because the roads to her home were blocked.

Her mother took pity on him and finally let him come into the house. Since that first date they have been inseparable. They moved to Central Florida to be near his family in 1966.

With relatives in Newfoundland, the United States, one daughter-in-law from China and another from Puerto Rico, Geiger said, "We really are an international family."

And with the seven foreign exchange students she hosted while her own family was growing up, she has young people who call her "mom" living all over the world.

The Geigers travel extensively in their 45-foot motor coach on business trips and to visit family. They have been in 49 states and have flown to China, France, England and Norway.

With a broad smile, Geiger said Norway is her favorite for two reasons — it reminds her of home, and her favorite exchange student, Magne, lives there.

Geiger, who has citizenship in both the U.S. and Canada, owns homes in Florida, Pennsylvania and Newfoundland.

Showing off the rich wood cabinets and handcrafted furniture that her husband made, Geiger said their residence in the Harder Hall area is home base. Because she dislikes the North's cold weather, they spend the fall and winter here in Sebring.

The house in Pennsylvania is a two-story home built over several years by her husband. North of Pittsburgh, their place is a wooded retreat close to daughter Renee and nine of their grandchildren.

Their small summer vacation home on Hodgewater Pond, in Newfoundland, is a scenic get-away and a great place to write. With her 102-year-old mother still living near St. Johns, Geiger enjoys her time with her family.

As a member of the Florida Poet's Association, Geiger has been awarded more than 75 prizes in national and state contests. She loves writing for all age groups and hopes to include some of her poetry in upcoming books.

 


 More News about Lorraine Lynch Geiger
Picture book, Cool Critters, soon to be in print - 7/17/2011 1:15:00 PM

Kaitlyn loves A Wild and Woolly Night - 3/1/2007 12:52:00 PM

Newspaper article W& WN - 2/25/2007 10:56:00 AM

Display for signings and school presentations - 2/19/2007 10:15:00 AM

A Wild and Woolly Night - 6/27/2006 3:06:00 PM

Author donates copy of book to Library - 12/10/2002 4:40:00 PM

Interview by Lisa at Book Review Cafe - 11/11/2002 3:40:00 PM

Reviewer asks to review Trouble at the Blueberry Patch in time for column deadline. - 9/24/2002 5:18:00 PM


Books by
Lorraine Lynch Geiger



Cool Critters

Buy Options




A Wild and Woolly Night

Buy Options
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..




Trouble at the Blueberry Patch

Buy Options
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..





Featured Book
Pathological Narcissism FAQs
by Sam Vaknin

Dozens of Frequently Asked Questions regarding Pathological Narcissism, relationships with abusive narcissists, and the Narcissistic Personality Disorder. ..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
Forbidden Garden
by Victoria Burks

Imprisoned in deceit, embittered by her broken engagement and overwhelmed by guilt and shame, Mackenzie Adams flees her desert home to become nanny to Elise Huntington, t..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.