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  • Freddy the Frogcaster!

    Good morning everyone!

    I have happy news to announce!  No, I’m not pregnant…nor will I be appearing on Dancing with the Stars, but it’s still pretty darn exciting…

    I have a Children’s Book coming out in August that I am so proud of.  It’s called Freddy the Frogcaster and  it’s a fun little story about a Frog who loves to Forecast!

    Here’s the cover:

    Over the years, people have asked me for suggestions on weather books for kids…and there really wasn’t a lot to choose from, so I thought what the heck – I’ll write one myself!

    Russ Cox was my incredible illustrator that brought little Freddy to life.  He literally HOPS right off the page!  Regnery Kids are the wonderful publishers.

    This is a dream come true – and I’m so glad I get to share it with all of you!

    Here’s a link to the Amazon page (which I still have to pinch myself to believe!)

    I will let you know more details and the publishing date gets closer!


Margie Gacki

Hey folks, just wanted to check in before this thread expires. BG, it's good to see you back on the blog. We missed you! I hope everyone is having a good week. I've been feeling really tired but I guess I'll survive. I'm going to spend the weekend with my mom. Have a great weekend, everyone! Margie

June 21, 2013 at 8:58 am


Good afternoon Janice and all my friendly blogger family. First of all, my condolences to Margie on the passing of her father. My prayers to you and your family. May you find comfort at this difficult time. "Retired" for a while, but I'm back again. Janice, good luck and success on your new endeavor. May it be a huge success. Hot,humid and dry here in SMT. Out of room, Good afternoon to all.BG.

June 20, 2013 at 3:10 pm

A.J. De Young

JD, good luck and success with the Frogster, he is adorable and you can just see his personality shining though, wonder what the boys think about him, how special for you and Sean and the boys..Sam, in case you didn't see my answer to you on the other blog yes that is the same Del Mar fair you and your love first found each other and hope you are feeling better...and hi to all our bloggers.AJ

June 19, 2013 at 6:35 pm


Congrats,Janice.Good luck with your new endeavor,hopr you sell millions.My Grand-daughter,now 15 has some interest in weather,but think this book might be too young for her.Weather here in Okla had been sort of nice the last few days,but heat and high humidity are making their mark for the next few days, which I really hate.Everyone take care and be safe,Dolores.

June 19, 2013 at 1:51 pm


Yay, JD! Now you can add "accomplished author" to your resume'. I will be ordering for my grandkids. Gwen :)

June 19, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Rebecca Pargeon

Congrats! I just pre-ordered one for my grandchildren through Amazon!

June 19, 2013 at 8:15 am


Thought I saw that the publishing date was August 26th

June 19, 2013 at 5:38 am

Margie Gacki

For those interested in seeing my blog that I started in order to share my photos, I'll see if I can post the URL without the spam filter sucking up my post: throughmylens - margie dot blogspot dot com (take out all the spaces and substitute a period for the word dot). If you have trouble, let me know and I'll post my e-mail address. Margie

June 18, 2013 at 9:10 pm


I read Janice's review of Superman and also about Froggie. I was in one tornado in my life. I was in a pickup/camper when it hit from the side. Almost rolled us over but I pulled off the highway into a low area which happened to be a rest area. Spent the night there, made coffee in the morning for all the other people there and continued on. The camp area we were heading for got hit and several boy scouts got killed. What a mess.

June 18, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Audrey fom Indiana

Janice: You are amazing! That's awesome that you had time to write a children's book on the weather. Would love to purchase a copy for my little great granddaughter in Texas, but need to know how to go about doing it! Let us know when you have time. Thanks. Have a wonderful evening all. Audrey

June 18, 2013 at 4:58 pm


Janice you amaze me. How do you find time to do all the things that you do.

June 18, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Margie Gacki

Way to go, Janice! Can't wait to see it!! The cover is adorable.

June 18, 2013 at 1:09 pm

about this blog

  • Janice Dean joined FOX News Channel in January 2004 and currently serves as Senior meteorologist. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and was awarded the AMS Seal of Approval in 2009. Dean is the author of the forthcoming children's book, "Freddy the Frogcaster" (Regnery Kids) which will be published in August. You can also follow Janice on Twitter.