I woke up this morning with a great idea for a new novel…

Just kidding.


As a fiction author who has dabbled with post-apocalyptic and dystopian themes, I am both fascinated and freaked out. Which is fascinating in its own way.

You just can’t do this kind of research from a distance.
You can Google potential, you can imagine and expound based on limited personal experience, but you can’t really know how things would work or how people would react.

With hindsight (of merely a few days time), I kind of miss the naivete of creative writing.

This pandemic is a work in progress. Let’s hope it runs its cycle quicker than I finish writing novels. And that it has a satisfying ending.

I’ll be focusing on my next publication.
The universe has gone to great lengths to suggest I stay home and write.
A little extreme, but the kick in the pants I need.

In the meantime, stay solo, wash your hands, and READ A BOOK.
I have some fine recommendations. 😀
Click here for my Amazon link, or click the highlighted titles below.

My Publications:

Short Story Collection:
Foe Be Us : Phobias
, a collection of thirteen thrilling short stories based on phobias. 

Safe Harbour
, a follow up to Kinder Garden – A Kimmie Jillison Mystery
Baker’s Dozen – A Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery Kindle World Story
Kinder Garden – A Kimmie Jillison Mystery, paranormal ghost story

Published Novels:
A contemporary continuation of the Pandora myth. A young woman who is orphaned for the second time makes amazing familial discoveries and must come to terms with her legacy. Coming of age tale, first in the The Pandoran Legacy seriesUrban Fantasy/mythology
Pocket Money, four friends reunite after college and fall into the familiar competitive dynamic of their youth, resulting in a deadly game of one-ups-manship. Thriller

Thank you. 
Be smart. Be safe.



About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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3 Responses to I woke up this morning with a great idea for a new novel…

  1. renobarb says:

    I am busy revising my WWI novel, which includes a story line involving the Spanish Flu. Since I wrote those chapters six months ago, it feels like I summoned demons into the world. On a different note, I’m afraid that when I do query this book, agents will assume I inserted that story based on current events. I am not happy that life is imitating art in this instance.

    Stay safe and healthy.

    • Oh my gosh, I totally agree about finding similarities between the world and what I’m writing! Usually it’s something much more mundane. Rarely life-threatening. 😦
      You stay safe, too.

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