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Fran's piece, SAVING THE CHILDREN won second place in the romance division of East Texas Writers' Guild First Chapter Award.
Fran's piece, The Trumpet Player, appears in the anthology Katrina Memories, edited by Philip L. Levin. Available on Amazon.com
Peter M. Skrmetta, A Boy from Brac, appears in the
Gulf Coast Writers 2014 Anthology, Mississippi
Profiles, Edited by Philip L. Levin.
Fran was named a winner in the Summer 2014
Magnolia Quarterly Writing Contest
short essay entitled From Shrimp Factory to College.
Fran's books and artwork are available at
the gift store in the Biloxi Lighthouse Visitor
Center, 1050 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS, across
from the Biloxi Lighthouse.
They are also available at Southern Bound
Book Shop, next to Hobby Lobby on Pass Road
in Biloxi MS, and also at the shop's new location at 1218
Government St. in Ocean Springs, MS.
Check out my New Art Gallery where
my hand-painted items. I hope to have
for sale in bookstores and gift stores
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
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,
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
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
On the Crest of a Wave was a Finalist in
the 2010 National Readers' Choice
(Traditional) sponsored by Oklahoma
Writers of America.
I belong to these reading groups or blogs.
I hope you'll visit them.
CLEAN ROMANCE BOOKS
Available Now from the Wild Rose Press, Amazon
My newest Montlake Romance is available through
Amazon (Paperback and Kindle).
ON THE CREST OF A WAVE
(Multiple formats on Amazon)
ONCE IN A HALF MOON
A LIGHT IN THE DARK
Copies are still available on Amazon.com