Individual Author Record
Name: Vivian SchurfranzPen Name: None Genre: Born: 1925 in Mason City, Iowa Sites:
Illinois ConnectionSchurfranz moved to Wilmette, Illinois in 1967.
Biographical and Professional InformationSchurfranz was a teacher and an author. She left teaching in 1961 to pursue a career in writing. She had a prolific career as a writer of historical fiction and historical romances for juveniles; publishing approximately 19 books and 50 short stories for magazines.
- Roman Hostage, Follett, 1975
- The Castle Murder, 1984
- The Mansion Murder, 1984
- Amanda, The Cut Up, 1980
- A Different Kind of Friend, Scholastic, 1990
- Another Time, Another Love, 1995
- A Message for General Washington: Stories of the States, Silver Moon Press, 1998Historical Romances (Sunfire Series):
- Danielle, 1984
- Laura, 1985
- Cassie, 1985
- Megan, 1986
- Julie, 1986
- Rachel, 1986
- Heather, 1987
- Merrie, 1987
- Jose, 1988
- Renee, 1989Historical Romance (Cheerleaders Series):
- Overboard, 1988Boxcar Children Series:
- Mystery of the Motel
- Mystery of the Mixed-Up Zoo
Titles At Your Library
ISBN: 0695805142 Follett Pub. Co. 1975 Unable to adjust to his life as a hostage in Constantinople, Ruric, a young Visigoth, escapes back to his tribe and participates in the battle that brought a major victory to his people.
A Different Kind of Friend (An Apple Paperback)
ISBN: 0590428780 Apple. 1990 Leah finds friendship in unexpected places when she chooses to interview a reclusive woman who has been dubbed "the witch of Tall Trees Lane" for a school assignment
A Message for General Washington (Stories of the States)
ISBN: 1893110435 Silver Moon Pr. 2004 Twelve-year-old Hannah accepts the challenge of sneaking behind enemy lines to deliver a message to General Washington which will result in the British surrender at Yorktown.