Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.
South Milwaukeean Janet Halfmann's books continue to gain recognition in many different ways. Here are three: Good Night, Little Sea Otter is now out in hardcover and 5 different languages: http://www.starbrightbooks.org/details.php?id=373 Little Skink's Tail is on the Just Read, Florida! 2012 Summer Recommended Reading List. Eggs 1, 2, 3: Who Will the Babies Be? got a great review in Publisher's Weekly: http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-60905-191-4 More about Janet and her books are on her website at http://www.janethalfmann.com
'Yay! (I've read it--well deserved praise.)