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Fran's piece, SAVING THE CHILDREN won second place in the romance division of East Texas Writers' Guild First Chapter Award.

Fran's piece, The Trumpet Player, appears in the anthology Katrina Memories, edited by Philip L. Levin. Available on

Peter M. Skrmetta, A Boy from Brac, appears in the Gulf Coast Writers 2014 Anthology, Mississippi Profiles, Edited by Philip L. Levin.

Fran was named a winner in the Summer 2014 Magnolia Quarterly Writing Contest with her short essay entitled From Shrimp Factory to College.

Fran's books and artwork are available at the gift store in the Biloxi Lighthouse Visitor Center, 1050 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS, across from the Biloxi Lighthouse.

They are also available at Southern Bound Book Shop, next to Hobby Lobby on Pass Road in Biloxi MS, and also at the shop's new location at 1218 Government St. in Ocean Springs, MS.

Check out my New Art Gallery where I show my hand-painted items. I hope to have them for sale in bookstores and gift stores in my home area and on the internet.

Even in this high-tech world of fast living, each of us has a place of escape. My place is a quiet bayou harbor. The mirror slick surface of the black water and the swaying marsh grasses take me from season to season, not with changing colors, but with the wildlife it supports. Graceful herons, snowy white egrets, and crash-diving pelicans live alongside of alligators, blue crabs, and playful otters. Thousands of minnows bring the water to life in the spring, and mullet jump across the water in summer and fall. Most of my stories are set along the beaches, islands, and waterways of the Gulf Coast. Ironically my first novel was set in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. Even so, my heroine found her escape - and her love - in a beautiful snow-covered setting. If you can't physically get away, I hope you'll pick up a book - one of my romances, of course - and let yourself escape into a world where your problems are set aside for a few hours and love always wins.

All of her books are available on Amazon Kindle editions and Barnes & Noble. You don't need a special device to read most eBooks. Formats for your computer and mobile devices are readily available for free.

On the Crest of a Wave was a Finalist in the 2010 National Readers' Choice Awards (Traditional) sponsored by Oklahoma Romance Writers of America.

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Available Now from the Wild Rose Press, Amazon & B&N


My newest Montlake Romance is available through Amazon (Paperback and Kindle).


(Multiple formats on Amazon)



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Photo of Fran by Mimi Bosarge
Website by Nita Shoemaker
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