Five Things You Might Want to Know . . .
At this point in my life, I am consumed, possessed, obsessed with writing fiction. And Loving It!
I love book signings, too, and any opportunity to meet new friends and readers and chat about writing.
I spend some of my time living and writing in a log cabin in the mountains of Colorado.
My 3rd boyfriend was Elvis Presley’s last rhythm guitar player. (Stop doing the math.)
I was an avid reader all my life, but my genius brother could read when he was only two years old – a tough act to follow.
Five More That I’m Willing to Admit . . .
Most women lie about their age; I lie about my height.
I disliked writing until 1984. (Again, stop doing the math.)
If I get too close to freshly baked bread, it will disappear.
My big toes are . . . really big.
During my college days, sitting around with my “intellectual” friends, we’d drink coffee and smoke cigarettes while discussing important things. I think I was the only one faking it in all three areas. But, I do drink coffee now.
Cricket Rohman grew up in Estes Park, Colorado, and spent her formative years among deer, bobcats, coyotes and beautiful blue columbine. Today she is a full-time author writing about the great outdoors, teachers, dogs, love, laughter, and life’s little mysteries—think romantic suspense.
Prior to writing, Cricket’s career path included the following jobs: actor, singer, audio/video producer, classroom teacher, school principal, and U of A, College of Education assistant professor.
Cricket’s latest work includes three romantic western adventures:
Book 1 COLORADO TAKEDOWN
Book 2 MONTANA COUNTDOWN
Book 3 WYOMING SUNDOWN
Book 4 WILD WEDDINGS (Coming Soon!)
And, yes. All four books are works of fiction. REALLY! (Well, except the part about the dog; Cricket really had a dog like Oatie, the cattle dog, who appears in every book in the series.)
Partial Publishing History
Welcome to Berrysville: The Frog and the Mouse, 30 minute TV pilot
Cricket’s Themes (6 anthologies) The Wright Group Publishers
Song Box Books, McGraw-Hill Education. Including: Monster Party, Fee-Fie-Foe-Fum, Gary the Ghost
Literacy Centers, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, Cricket and Lisa Presents Shared Reading with Desert Songs and Poems, Cricket and Lisa Presents
Ray’s Readers Series (76 titles, 5 teacher editions), Zaner-Bloser Publishing Including: The Songbird, Out West, Sniffles, The Scary Fog, and The Ant
Volumes 1 and 2 in the Snapping, Clapping, Poems for Kids collection
Fourteen additional novels
Partial Speaking History
U of A Professional Development Seminar: “Elementary Classroom Management.”
“The Joy of Reading and Writing” at Jonathan’s Educational Resources.
“Principals and Literacy Specialists Team Up” SW Regional International Reading Association, Arlington, TX.
“The Birth of an Author: You Could Be Next” U of A Conference on Literature and Literacy.
“Literacy Is Fun: Pass It On” Keynote address. Plains Regional IRA, Bismarck, ND.
“Writing For and With Children” IRA, Orlando, FL.