When Fran was in her twenties, an astrologer told her that Capricorn women didn’t come into their own power until they were in their mid-fifties. Of course, at 23, Fran thought she’d be dead by then.
But — lo and behold — her first book, Orange as Marmalade, was published when she was 55.
Now, 7 mysteries later, GRAY AS ASHES was released recently, and WHITE AS ICE will be available sometime in the summer of 2017. A second series, the ScotShop Mysteries, debuted in 2015 with A WEE MURDER IN MY SHOP, set in modern day Vermont, but with a 14th century Scottish ghost. The second book in that series, A WEE DOSE OF DEATH, came out in 2016, and A WEE HOMICIDE IN THE HOTEL will be released by Berkley Prime Crime on February 7, 2017.
Fran’s experiences growing up in an Air Force family created the wish for a hometown — so Martinsville GA (Biscuit McKee series) and Hamelin VT (ScotShop series) are the hometowns Fran always wanted (except for the murders).