Frances Carden

About Frances

Frances has been published in Abundant Grace, Magical: An Anthology of Fantasy, Fairy Tales, and other Magical Fiction for Adults, Answers I’ll Accept: True Accounts of Online Dating, 20 Something Magazine, and Wisteria Magazine. She wrote for Epinions.com for eight years.

Frances has a Masters in Fiction Writing from Johns Hopkins  and works as a technical writer during the day, where she attempts to make software exciting.

Frances’ Reviews

Dead in the Pumpkin Patch

Murder Most Cozy Author: Connie Feddersen In a landscape dotted with pumpkin patches, haystacks, kitschy Halloween decor, and cozy small ...
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Raspberry Danish Murder

Murder, Mayhem, and Macchiatos Author: Joanne Fluke The homicidal hotbed known as the sleepy Minnesota town of Lake Eden is ...
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Jesus Saves

A Beautiful Kind of Ugly Author: Darcey Steinke The topic of Jesus Saves is damnation – the desiccation of forgotten suburban ...
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Secret of Shadow Ranch, The

Nancy Drew in the Wild West Author: Carolyn Keene As a pre-teen, The Secret of Shadow Ranch was one of ...
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Circe

The Lonliness of Gods Author: Madeline Miller I lucked into discovering Circe through Book of the Month and instantly knew ...
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Buy a Whisker

Crazed Killers and Cozy Cats Author: Sofie Ryan Returning to the charming world of antiques, cozy shops, Maine waterfronts, clever ...
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Sing, Unburied, Sing

The Flip-side of Hate is Love Author: Jesmyn Ward Present day ghosts and the madness of a disorganized, racially indistinct ...
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New Girl, The

Deadly Children, Secret Societies, and Complicit Schools Author: S.L. Grey S.L. Grey’s somber writing style and focus on the subtly ...
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Shape of Water, The

Love, Transformation, Water Gods, and Revenge Authors: Guillermo Del Toro and Daniel Kraus Let’s just start this out right: I’ve ...
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Future Home of the Living God

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and the Love of a Mother Author: Louise Erdrich With the eerie haziness of The Handmaid’s Tale, Future ...
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Underground Airlines

If Slavery In America Was Legal Today . . . Author: Ben H. Winters It’s a modern alternate America – ...
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Sharp Objects

Gillian Flynn, Serial Child Murders, and Psychosis Author: Gillian Flynn Camille Preaker’s past is a harsh patchwork of sharp-edged lies ...
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Zookeepers Wife, The

Everyday Heroes? Author: Diane Ackerman We’ve all heard the story behind The Zookeeper's Wife, a non-fictionalized account of a couple during ...
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Out to Canaan

Thy Will Be Done Author: Jan Karon Spring is approaching, the birds are twittering in the trees, Cynthia is stressing ...
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The Flight Attendent

You Can Run . . . Author: Chris Bohjalian In a profession dedicated to running – hiding seems like it ...
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Billionaire Blend

Corporate Conniving and Coffee Author: Cleo Coyle It’s an explosive summer at The Blend – literarily. A car bomb, targeted to ...
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Fresh Complaint

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend Author: Jeffrey Eugenides During May, the famous month of the short story, I discovered that ...
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False Mermaid

Murder is a Family Affair Author: Erin Hart While the ancient Irish bogs have birthed their preserved secrets and given ...
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Mrs. Fletcher

Sex in the Suburbs Author: Tom Perrotta Eve Fletcher is a divorcee and an about-to-be empty nester. She is preparing ...
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Pull Me Under

Submerged Emotions and Violent Intentions Author: Kelly Luce At 12, she stabs him to death in front of the class ...
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