Hi, I’m Miriam Spitzer Franklin

and I write books for children!

My debut middle grade, EXTRAORDINARY ¬†was published in May 2015. Ten-year-old Pansy plans to become an extraordinary person…but she has only 14.5 weeks to reach her goal. That’s when her best friend is having surgery that she hopes will cure her after a brain injury, and she’s determined her friend will wake up and forgive her for all her broken promises.

My second novel, CALL ME SUNFLOWER, was¬†published in May 2017. Eleven-year-old Sunny comes up with a “totally awesome plan” to reunite her parents, but everything changes when she finds a photo that shows her mom and dad haven’t been exactly truthful about their past.

My third novel, EMILY OUT OF FOCUS, will be published in May 2019. When Emily travels to China to adopt her sister, her goal is to win a photojournalist contest. But she discovers that photos don’t always tell the whole story in this novel about family, friendship, and the connections that bind us.