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.

Let’s Talk About Books, Baby (2)

  It has occurred to me that if I wait for Mondays to post reviews, The Writer’s Alphabet, and general blogs, I’ll never get through everything I want to share. Call me crazy, but I’m going to start posting when … Continue reading

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BB2: The Sequel

Announcing Frazer Baby 2! Coming to my waiting arms mid-September 2017! This super awesome dude is going to be a BIG BRO! And I’m going to be an even luckier Gramma! CONGRATULATIONS MOMMY & DADDY FRAZER! (Geesh but September is so…far…away…)

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Do Not Stop at the Top of the Escalator and other Public Service Announcements

Common sense is that miscellaneous key on your key ring. Everybody has one, but it rarely gets used. Opinions are like landmines–they should be navigated with care. Being offended is like getting wet in the rain, it’s going to happen, but unless … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Alphabet

I mentioned in my 2017 To-Do List that I follow a blog known as The Introvert’s Dictionary and that I wanted to create a Writer’s version. I hope you enjoy the inaugural entry into The Writer’s Alphabet. Here is letter A. … Continue reading

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Dogs are the Best

A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who sympathized, empathized, and otherwise offered comfort and kind words regarding the passing of our sweet Nellie. The Nellie blog inspired many folks to share stories of their pets. Wonderful stories! Humorous, heartbreaking, incredible stories. We laughed, we cried, … Continue reading

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Sweet Nellie

It is with wounded heart, weeping eyes, and hitching breath that I type this. We lost our beloved pup, Nellie Fox, last week after thirteen long and wonderful years and a quick and failing decline. We bought her from a Pembroke … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk about Books, Baby

Let’s talk about books, baby Let’s talk about you and me Let’s talk about all the good things And the bad things that may be Let’s talk about books With much thanks to Salt-N-Pepa, let’s talk about books. What am … Continue reading

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