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.

Crazy 80’s

For my husband’s birthday, we went out to eat, to a show, and back in time. We joined a rowdy AARP crowd of Crazy 80’s people at the Arcada in Saint Charles, IL for the Retro Futura tour featuring Annabella … Continue reading

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Hi Rev Writing Retreat

I just spent five days and four nights with three fantastically talented people in Lonesome Hollow, a remote location in Wisconsin. I spent that time writing. Well, reading and editing, but also writing. Sure, we ate, laughed, drank, laughed, and … Continue reading

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J is for…

I wanted to say J is for Just, but when I was editing the post, I realized “just” is one of those words I try to remove. Instead, J will be for Juxtaposition. Check out the rest of The Writer’s … Continue reading

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MY NEW NOVELLA IS PUBLISHED!

Baker’s Dozen, a Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mysteries World story, is now available on Kindle! Baker’s Dozen is the story of Vivian Flynn, who in 1958 planned to hold a cascading bouquet of daisies when she walked down the aisle. Then … Continue reading

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Crack TV

Binge-watching is nothing new. Folks have been doing it–well, since it became available. Sidebar: Can you believe there was a time when you couldn’t watch whatever you wanted whenever you wanted? When you actually had to *gasp* wait until a … Continue reading

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Enough already, 2017

We are barely into the second half of the year and already we’ve suffered too many deaths. Famous people, yes. It’s always a shame when our idols depart. But closer to home, it has been a tragic year. For people. … Continue reading

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Unsubscribed!

I have been cleaning house lately–by which I mean, deleting email subscriptions. The default email that I use every time you need to provide an address was exploding on a daily basis with mail I have no interest in and … Continue reading

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