Our Story




School Visits




Hank and Jan Racer are the award-winning author and illustrator of “Marky The Barking Bullfrog.” Their book won the 2010 Mom’s Choice Award. Hank’s middle grade chapter book “River Rats” also won a 2010 Mom’s Choice Award.  “River Rats: Riddle Me A Mystery” is a 2010 Moonbeam Award winner.

He is a graduate of Ball State University and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Florida Writer’s Association and the Professional Writers of St. Augustine.

Jan is the illustrator half of their team. She is also a graduate of Ball State University and a retired elementary school teacher. She has been active in the arts for many years, but in recent years she has turned her efforts to bringing Hank’s stories to life.

Hank is a transplanted West Virginian and Jan is originally from Indiana. They have lived in Orange Park for over thirty years.


Currently they do elementary school visitations all over the country promoting their idea – "Everyone has a story to tell." Their special Chihuahua, Morgan, who is no longer with them, loved to listen to them read aloud.  Morgan always loved her pal, Oscar.