E.R. Frank

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E. R. Frank
Born Richmond, Virginia, US
Occupation Writer, social worker
Nationality American
Education B.A. Vassar College, 1990; M.S.W.[1]
Period 2000–present
Genre Children's fiction

E. R. Frank is an American fiction writer, clinical social worker and psychotherapist. She writes young-adult or teen fiction, and "middle-grade fiction".[1]

Frank won the Teen People Book Club NEXT Award for her first novel Life Is Funny,[2] which was published by DK Ink in 2000. Her 2003 novel America was made into a 2009 television movie starring Rosie O'Donnell and Philip Johnson.

Frank is the granddaughter of Gerold Frank, a best-selling American biographer and ghostwriter.[citation needed] She graduated from Vassar College in 1990.

As a therapist, Frank specializes in adults and adolescents who have undergone psychological trauma.[2] According to a 2004 interview for Vassar's alumni publication, she "uses books, and discussion of literary characters" in her practice. She also told the interviewer, "Writing is therapeutic for me. It's how I process my experiences as a social worker."[1]


  • Life Is Funny (DK Ink, 2000)
  • America (Atheneum Books, 2002)
  • Friction (Atheneum, 2003) – middle-grade fiction[1]
  • Wrecked (Atheneum, 2007)
  • Dime (2015)


  1. ^ a b c d "Beyond Vassar: Captivating a Young Audience". Corinne Militello '98. Vassar, the Alumnae/i Quarterly 100.1 (Winter 2003). Retrieved 2014-02-16.
  2. ^ a b "E. R. Frank" (official publisher page). Simon & Schuster. Retrieved 2014-02-16.

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