Author of Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction

Published by Guardian Angel Publishing December 2014:

Jeremiah Lucky and the Guardian Angel
Jeremiah needs a little help and he gets it with the sudden appearance of his guardian angel. Chapter book for ages 7-10.

Jeremiah Lucky Finds Puppy Love
Jeremiah dodges a kiss from a princess and falls head over heels for a lost puppy. Chapter book for ages 7-10.

Watch for these titles coming soon:

The Whispering Chimney
Eleven-year old Bethany finds a stone chimney and discovers a beautiful but terrifying past. (upper middle grade)

(Beyond the) Stone Eagle Gate
David, age fifteen, flees a false accusation and takes refuge in a haunted, abandoned mansion. (YA, historical fiction ghost story)

The Interplanetary Adventures of Yan Sunnara: Book I Rescue on Lato
Cultural scientist Yan Sunnara rescues an unusual child on the planet of Lato with the help of an exotic and beautiful Uvian archaeologist. (Adult, soft Science Fiction, Rescue on Lato is the first of a series of four novellas.)

Cross Over
Three teens are connected by a mysterious and sometimes frightening ability to cross over from one dimension here on earth to another. This YA novel placed in the top three in Florida Writers 2013 RPLA competition. Speculative Fiction.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Jeremiah Lucky and the Guardian Angel Reviews

Although this little book has only been out a month, it has already garnered some pretty stunning reviews.

Reviewed By Michelle Stanley for Readers’ Favorite

Jane Ellen Freeman has written a lovely story for preteens called Jeremiah Lucky and the Guardian Angel. After Jeremiah’s father died, he tries to be more responsible by helping his mother with the chores. His mother, a nurse, often leaves before Jeremiah wakes and returns after he gets home from school. The eight-year-old misses his father so much, and worries about his mother that he begins to forget minor things. While at school, a very tiny man with a red mustache and a shiny bald spot on his head appears out of nowhere and tells Jeremiah that he is his guardian angel. Angus McDermit’s duty is to watch over him, and Jeremiah soon begins to tell this odd-looking man his problems. He knows his mother misses his dad too, and wonders why he had to die and leave them.

Kids display their emotions in many ways after losing a parent. Jane Ellen Freeman creates a thought provoking portrayal of this in Jeremiah Lucky and the Guardian Angel. She shows how Jeremiah matured by his thoughtful actions at home, and how forgetful he was with certain school activities. He worried a lot, but did not think the adults around him noticed. The story is also educational as the author included a very informative tour of a fort, which I enjoyed as much as Jeremiah. Her characters are nice, and Angus was definitely a comfort and gentle guiding light in Jeremiah’s life. I recommend this book to preteens, knowing they will enjoy it.

Jeremiah Lucky and the Guardian Angel,” by Jane Ellen Freeman, is about eight-year-old Jeremiah, who is dealing with the loss of his firefighter father. Jeremiah’s mother works as a nurse so she’s not always there when he gets home from school. He has his own key and waits for his mother to get home (a neighbor watches out for him from next door.)

In this story, Jeremiah has a special helper in the form of Angus McDermit, his guardian angel. Angus guides Jeremiah to make the right decisions—and to do as his mother taught him. Still, Jeremiah is sorely tested. He wants to practice lighting a fire with a flint he got on a field trip. He’s supposed to wait until his mother comes home. That’s his trial. Will he make the right decision? Or will he put himself in danger.

Ms. Freeman’s book will give parents and teachers important things to discuss with their children, such as: What if you’re home alone, do all the rules still apply? What can you do when adults aren’t there? What should you do? When you make a promise, you give your word—how good is your word? We want our kids to be able to make good decisions when we’re not around. We’re teaching them to be independent, but when are they old enough to make the right or best decisions, especially dangerous ones?

Ms. Freeman’s book is well-written, and very readable. Kids will enjoy the school scenes and Jeremiah interacting with Angus McDermit. He and his mother have a special relationship that comes through well. Eric Hammond’s illustrations add humor and lightness. This book is intended for ages seven to 10.

Jeremiah Lucky and the Guardian Angel” is published by and is available from

More information on Jane Ellen Freeman is at

Reviewed by:
Penelope Anne Cole, Award Winning Author of
Magical Matthew, Mágico Mateo (Spanish), Magical Matthew, and Ten Little Tricksters
Coming soon: Magica Mea (Spanish)

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