Pen Name: Colleen Bradford Krantz
Comments from the author about writing: I was a journalist before I was a book author/documentary filmmaker so explore events, places and people in the world that I would personally want to learn more about. I try to tell any story so the reader grows to understand the real people in my story in the same way they would grow to understand a created, fictional character. I also work hard to set my own viewpoints aside as much as possible in hopes of telling a story that is as even-handed as possible. I’ve created the News Tutor app/website as a result of those strong views about how the media should handle its role.
Literary awards received and date received:
- “West by Orphan Train,” the documentary that Krantz directed and co-wrote, won a regional Emmy Award in 2015. It also won a national Clarion Award and a national Leadership in History Award.
"Train to Nowhere," the immigration documentary Krantz wrote and co-produced while doing the book of the same name, was nominated for a regional Emmy. It also won the 2011 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival's best professional documentary award and Iowa Connections Award.
“Train to Nowhere; Inside an Immigrant Death Investigation” (Ice Cube Press, 2011), was a finalist in “Best Books 2011” contest by USA Book News, non-fiction multicultural category.
- Numerous state and regional journalism awards from 1994 to 2005.
Book Types: Nonfiction
Audience Types: Young Adult, Adult
Genre: History, Politics
Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes
If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? Yes, negotiable. Would like to receive at least $150 but may need to adjust based on distance and time involved. Most often, I do programs about the orphan train era, immigration, writing, or how to be a wise news consumer.
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Author's Web site: http://www.ColleenBradfordKrantz.com
Books By This Author
- Train to Nowhere; Inside an Immigrant Death Investigation, Ice Cube Press, North Liberty, Iowa, 2011.