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.

For your consideration…

In a time of transgender bathroom battles, 31 identity options (according to the state of NY), and the ever-growing alphabet of LGBTQIAetc, isn’t it a tiny bit ironic that GENDER REVEAL PARTIES are so trendy? Using only *gasp* two choices: pink and blue! … Continue reading

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La-la-la L is for

In continuation of The Writer’s Alphabet, here’s the letter L: La-la-la LIFE.

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Fifty One-derful

Last year, when a bunch of my friends and I all turned FIFTY, we freaked a little. Just a little, I mean, fifty is the new forty and all that. We’re a pretty defiant bunch, not gonna let age take … Continue reading

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In the Presence of Kings

When Anderson Bookshop announced at the end of June, that authors Stephen King and Owen King would be making a stop in Naperville on September 29, I put the time and date of ticket release on my phone calendar. There was NO way … Continue reading

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Dear Friend

When I blogged in June of 2014 about all of the things that keep me busy, I made reference to my card-making for a project called Girls Love Mail. Little did I know that the cards and letters I created, … Continue reading

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The Pink Room

I recently painted my office/studio pink. It’s very pink. I say that for your benefit, not mine. I know it’s pink. I painted it. All the same, it’s very pink. When my daughter was in high school, she painted what … Continue reading

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It’s a BV!

We are proud to announce the arrival of Baby Van! ❤ On Saturday, September 9, at 10:07 am, we welcomed my second grandson. Evan Lamphere Lee Terran Frazer came in at 21 inches and 8 pounds 14 ounces. Mother and … Continue reading

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