Turner, Frances (1882 - ?)

Genre: Children's Literature, General Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories

Educator, poet, author and artist Frances Wright Turner was born and raised in Richmond, ME. She attended Richmond schools, graduated from what was then the State Normal School at Farmington (now UMF), taught in several Maine schools, and was an editor for the Rockland Courier-Gazette and the Ellsworth American. She lived at various times in Ellsworth, Hampden and Union, ME. She wrote award-winning poetry, stories for children and novels. She was also an adept painter of watercolors.

Selected Bibliograpy

  • Drifting Leaves: A Collection of Poems (1926)
  • Star Dust (1930)
  • Salt of the Earth (1941)
  • Follow the River (1957)

Selected Resources