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Fran was named a winner in the Summer 2014 Magnolia Quarterly Writing Contest with her short essay entitled “From Shrimp Factory to College.”

Fran will be signing her books at Moonlight and Magnolias Conference on Saturday October 12 at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast from 4:30-6:00.

Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Nov 1 & 2, 2014, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come visit her booth on Government Street in front of Flaunt Boutique, across from Phoenicia Restaurant. She’ll be sharing a booth with Southern Bound Book Shop. Hope to see you!

Fran’s books and complementary art work can be found at~Across the Water~1405 Government Street~Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Check out my New Art Gallery where I show my hand-painted items. I hope to have them for sale in bookstores and gift stores in my home area and on the internet.

Even in this high-tech world of fast living, each of us has a place of escape.

My place is a quiet bayou harbor. The mirror slick surface of the black water and the swaying marsh grasses take me from season to season, not with changing colors, but with the wildlife it supports. Graceful herons, snowy white egrets, and crash-diving pelicans live alongside of alligators, blue crabs, and playful otters. Thousands of minnows bring the water to life in the spring, and mullet jump across the water in summer and fall.

Most of my stories are set along the beaches, islands, and waterways of the Gulf Coast. Ironically my first novel was set in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. Even so, my heroine found her escape - and her love - in a beautiful snow-covered setting.

If you can't physically get away, I hope you'll pick up a book - one of my romances, of course - and let yourself escape into a world where your problems are set aside for a few hours and love always wins.

My newest Traditional Romances revised from the original and available as an ePub at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Can love survive for over a hundred and fifty years?

An architectural engineer and a biology professor tackle that question when the engineer finds a love note in the wall of a Civil War fort he is restoring.

When dark secrets threaten to shatter their relationship, they too must find what makes a love forever. This book is a revision of Forever, My Love by Fran Fisher, the author’s former penname. It has been rewritten for a more traditional romance audience.

Journalist, photographer, and single mother, Angie Lathem, prides herself on being objective and fair, but when she comes face-to-face with her new assignment, Coach Garrett Fuller, she finds it isn’t’ easy to forget the past and see beyond preconceived notions.

In PLAYING WITH FEELING, these two professionals find that even when playing the field is rocky, love can find a way to grow.

My newest Montlake Romance Windswept is available through Amazon (Paperback and Kindle).

En route to marry the fiancé handpicked by her father, Virginia Ames gets shipwrecked off the coast of the beautiful Florida Keys. Her rescuer, the dashing Captain Slader, is a wrecker who specializes in salvaging cargo from sunken vessels. As a native New Englander, Virginia grew up in wealth but felt most comfortable on the docks, among the ships. This special connection to the sea is one of the few things the privileged heiress and the rugged captain share. But mixed with the captain’s handsome looks, could this passion be enough to drive Virginia’s marriage plans off course?

Captain John Slader is no stranger to the winds of change himself. He’d once lost the thing he held most dear: his family. But now that those same winds have sent him the lovely Virginia, will he risk his heart yet again? Virginia’s fiancé, an up-and-coming politician, may be able to offer her a world of wealth and comfort—but could he cherish her as John would, with a love as boundless as the ocean itself?

All of her books are available on Amazon Kindle editions and Barnes & Noble. You don't need a special device to read most eBooks. Formats for your computer and mobile devices are readily available for free.

On the Crest of a Wave was a Finalist in the 2010 National Readers' Choice Awards (Traditional) sponsored by Oklahoma Romance Writers of America.



(Multiple formats on Amazon)



Available Now at your local library. Copies are still available on

Copyright 2014 by Fran McNabb
Photos courtesy of Fran McNabb
Photo of Fran by Mimi Bosarge
Website by Nita Shoemaker
Additional images courtesy of Artistic Designers