Author Archives: Mary Fran Says

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.

Coming soon…

I discussed my blog with people at the writers’ conference last week. “I blog every Monday,” I bragged. But this is the second week in a row that Monday has been missed. Ever diligent, Tuesday it is. My head is aswirl … Continue reading

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Channeling the Chicago Blackhawks

Uh-oh. I seem to be in a bit of a funk. I forgot to blog yesterday. Much like the Blackhawks forgot to defend. It’s cool. It happens. Not three games in a row. But, whatever. I remembered about 11:10 last … Continue reading

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And I’m LIVE!

My latest published work is now available on Kindle! Download Kinder Garden today! It’s a novella in the Kindle World of Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery by author Terri Reid. Only $1.99, it’s a quick and satisfying read. You should totally download it, read … Continue reading

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Feels like the first time…

I hit “enter” on the digital upload for my second publication* today. That’s some scary key pressing. Seeing as I’ve already done this BEFORE*, it shouldn’t be a big deal, right? WRONG. I suspect every time feels like the first time. Doubt … Continue reading

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A Book Review for Dog Lovers

The latest in my Let’s Talk about Books, Baby review series: “Thanks to an unprecedented–and unaccredited–writing program, dogs everywhere are exposing their true inner lives through the power of poetry.” So opens, I Could Chew on This: And Other Poems … Continue reading

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Freeing Time

I am cutting back on my obligations. I’m retiring from my voluntary career. After six years of dedication to In Print Professional Writers’ Organization, I’m stepping down. No longer on the board in any capacity, nor lingering in the peripheral … Continue reading

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A whole new world…

In my continuation of The Writer’s Alphabet, please allow me to introduce you to the letter D.

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