Author Archive: Janet Ruth Heller

I am president of the Michigan College English Association. I have a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago. I have published three poetry books: Exodus (WordTech Communications, 2014), Folk Concert: Changing Times (Anaphora Literary Press, 2012) and Traffic Stop (Finishing Line Press, 2011). My scholarly book, Coleridge, Lamb, Hazlitt, and the Reader of Drama, was published in 1990 by the University of Missouri Press. My fiction picture book about bullying for children, How the Moon Regained Her Shape (Arbordale, 2006), has won four national awards.

Six Authors of Books for Children Reading, Doing Crafts, and Autographing at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor MI on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.— Meet children’s book authors and illustrators Nancy Shaw, Leslie Helakoski, Jeff Jantz, Kim Childress, Jodi McKay, and Janet Ruth Heller!  Join us for book readings, crafts, and more family fun! …
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Nine Tips for a Successful Book Signing Event

My essay “Nine Tips for a Successful Book Signing Event” got posted on September 16, 2017 in the Michigan chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators newsletter called The Mitten. The editor is Kristin Bartley Lenz. I…
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Sentence Fragments in Fiction and Poetry for Children

Many people don’t know when to use sentence fragments in poetry and fiction.  I just published an article about this topic in the Michigan chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators newsletter called The Mitten.