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 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

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Octopus: The Ocean’s Intelligent Invertebrate

The Secret Life of the Octopus Authors: Jennifer A. Mather, Roland C. Anderson, and James B. Wood Since my discovery of ...
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The Dilbert Principle

Didn't You Get the Memo? Author: Scott Adams I have as yet to experience the work world sans a sardonic ...
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Daredevil, Vol. 2

Flawed Justice Author: Mark Waid Illustrators: Paolo Rivera, Emma Rios, Kano Kano, Khoi Pham Fighting the forces of darkness has ...
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Graveyard Apartment, The

Horror in the Sunshine: Can You Really Start Over? Author: Mariko Koike Teppei (husband) and Misao (wife) are a seemingly ...
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Burnt Offerings

The Original Muse for Stephen King's The Shining Author: Robert Marasco Isolation and infatuation combine in the somber story of a ...
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The Princess Diaries

Heavy is the Teenage Head Who Wears the Crown Author: Meg Cabot After finishing the absolutely delightful and side-splitting Heather ...
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Hidden Hand, The

Madcap Heroines, Desperate Criminals, and a Place Called Hurricane Hall Author: E.D.E.N Southworth Regaling readers with a mix of 19th century ...
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Eat Only When You’re Hungry

Lifetimes of Addiction Author: Lindsay Hunter In a land of self-indulgence, instant gratification, the temptations of sleazy bars and dark ...
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Dancing in My Nuddy-Pants

Love, Laughter, and the Cosmic Horn Author: Louise Rennison The whirlwind life of self-absorbed and hilarious teen Georgia Nicholson is ...
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Teacher’s Pet

Along Came a Spider Author: Andrew Neiderman When a mysterious and distinguished man appears in the run-down nowhere town of ...
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Purple Hibiscus

The Truth Hidden Behind Lucky Families Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Another book club special, this time inspired by the One Maryland yearly ...
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Apartment, The

Psychological Tension and Abandoned Paris Ghettos Author: S.L. Grey Enticed during a luxurious book store peruse by its moody cover ...
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Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate

. . . In the Library, With a Knife Author: M.C. Beaton What do drunken Morris dancers, duck races, unimaginably ...
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Storm of Swords, A

Red Weddings and Bloody Awakenings Author: George R.R. Martin And so it continues, my epic quest to work through the Game ...
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Holiday Buzz

Holiday Homicide Author: Cleo Coyle Christmas is coming to New York and with it holiday cookies, skating parties, and a ...
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Narrow Road to the Deep North, The

Love and War Author: Richard Flanagan Another disappointing Man Booker prize winner, The Narrow Road to the Deep North is a ...
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A Common Life

Father Tim's Lackluster Wedding Author: Jan Karon Back to the down home adventures of Father Tim, I took a detour ...
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The Beauty of Youthful Destruction Author: Julie Buntin Somewhere caught between hope and the tantalizing promises of destruction, two broken ...
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Death of a Bachelorette

Jaine Austen Sleeps with the Stink Fishes Author: Laura Levine Ready for a romp in the tropics, Jaine Austen thinks ...
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Lab Girl

Science and Snobs Author: Hope Jahren Despite being a hardcore English major personality (and consequentially, a book nerd), I’ve always ...
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