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.


I am in the final stages of publication for my novel, A Stranger’s Child! I’m so excited!!!           I just can’t hide it!!! I’m WRITING! EDITING! FORMATTING! and DESIGNING!             I’ll … Continue reading

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In honor of this SNOW DAY, I’m unpacking a blog I wrote in July, but for some reason, never posted. Enjoy.   Me and 25,000 of my closest Pink fans showed up at Milwaukee Summerfest Sunday, July 2, 2017. Despite … Continue reading

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Arty New Year

I’m kicking off 2018 with a piece in an art show! My main creative focus is writing, so it’s really exciting for me to spread my artistic wings every now and again. I’ll be part of a special show at … Continue reading

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Rose-Colored Glasses

If you look for the bad, You will always find it. I’m kicking off the new year wearing rose-colored glasses. I’m choosing to be optimistic, idealistic, and hopeful.             Because if you look for the … Continue reading

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As Merry a Christmas as Can Be

It’s not a surprise to say that Christmas is an emotionally charged time for many people. Whether it’s bliss, sorrow, gratitude, guilt, or stress you’re experiencing, it’s most certainly intensified. Christmas is the ELEVEN on the amplifier of holidays. No … Continue reading

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5 Best Gifts this Season

The older we get, the harder we are to buy for. With so much discretionary income, zero impulse control, and Amazon, we buy what we want when we want it, leaving gift-givers in the lurch. I’ve collected a list of … Continue reading

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Christmas Letter ’17

I’m going to open this digital Christmas Letter with the obvious: I love Christmastime. I love sending mail. I love annual updates. I think it’s funny how many people complain about newsletters because they make it sound like the sender’s … Continue reading

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