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Jahnna (Jahnna N. Malcolm Beecham a joint pseudonym) Biography

Personal, Addresses, Career, Writings

Hobbies and other interests: Music, reading, traveling.


Office—Starcatcher Press, 256 Tudor Circle, Ashland, OR 97520.


Actor, film producer and director, and writer. Gathering at Bigfork (playwright conference), co-founder and director with husband, Malcolm Hillgartner; Where We Live Productions (film production company), co-founder and creative director, with Hillgartner; Starcatcher Press, Ashland, OR, cofounder and publisher.



See the U.S.A. with Your Resumé: A Survival Guide to Regional Theatre, Samuel French (New York, NY), 1985.

Crazy for You, Bantam (New York, NY), 1988.

The Right Combination, Bantam (New York, NY), 1988.

The Baby-Sitters Club Guide to Baby-Sitting, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1993.

I'm Counting to 1: Hope and Humor for Frazzled Parents, Sorin Books (Notre Dame, IN), 2001.


Blubberina, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1989, reprinted, Starcather Press (Ashland, OR), 2001.

The King and Us, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1990.

The Slime That Ate Crestview, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1992.

Spirit of the West: The Story of an Appaloosa Mare, Her Precious Foal, and the Girl Whose Pride Endangers Them All, Ertl Co. (Dyersville, IA), 1996.

The Stallion of Box Canyon: The Story of a Wild Mustang and the Girl Who Wins His Trust, Ertl Co. (Dyersville, IA), 1997.

The Emerald Princess Follows a Unicorn, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1999.

Who Framed Mary Bubnik?, Starcatcher Press (Ashland, OR), 2001.

Stupid Cupids, Starcatcher Press (Ashland, OR), 2001.

Pirate's Revenge, Gateway Learning Corp. (Santa Ana, CA), 2003.

The Royal Switch, Gateway Learning Corp. (Santa Ana, CA), 2003.

The Midnight Ride, Gateway Learning Corp. (Santa Ana, CA), 2003.

Men in Green, Gateway Learning Corp. (Santa Ana, CA), 2003.

Perfect Strangers, Simon Pulse (New York, NY), 2005.

Mixed Messages, Simon Pulse (New York, NY), 2005.

Message in a Bottle, Simon Pulse (New York, NY), 2005.

The Write Stuff, Simon Pulse (New York, NY), 2005.

Author of other books for children. Author of column "A Family Journal," for Sesame Street Parents magazine. Author of screenplay, The Ruby Princess Runs Away. Author of text for interactive CD-ROM for Gateway Learning Company.

Biographical and Critical Sources


Publishers Weekly, June 21, 1991, review of Makin' the Grade, p. 64.

School Library Journal, January, 2005, Elaine Baran Black, review of Mixed Messages, p. 132.


Jewel Kingdom Web site, http://www.jewelkingdom.com/ (May 3, 2005), "Jahnna N. Malcolm."

Lovegevity Web site, http://www.lovegevity.com/ (May 3, 2005).

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