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Frances Carden

About Frances Carden

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.

Chocolate Cream Pie Murder

Ex-Husbands and Just Desserts Author: Joanne Fluke Chocolate Cream Pie Murder starts by going back, all the way back to book 8 (Cherry Cheesecake Murder) in the series where Ross Barton (Hannah’s now ex-husband) makes his ill-fated appearance in her life when he directs a movie set in Lake Eden. Now, the film, Crises in Cherrywood, has received some unexpected acclaim and The Cookie Jar is slated to become the site of a star studded reunion. The good news – the newly betrayed Hannah has something to focus on besides her dissipated marriage and a town threatening vengeance on her dearly beloved. The [...]

August 17th, 2019|Tags: |

Photo Contest and Book Giveaway

daBinsi / Flickr / CC 3.0 Send Us a Picture! It’s time for pumpkin lattes, crunchy leaves, good books, and pictures of your cozy library or you reading - or just something bookwormish! Whether it’s a picture of your personal library, a friend’s towering book collection, a cozy evening spent reading,  an actual library, or something really artistic related to reading, you can enter your photo for a chance to win a feature post on Readers Lane (including your photo, a bio, and links to your blog, website, photographer’s Facebook, etc.) and a bundle of four cozy mystery [...]

October 12th, 2014|

Flash Fiction Contest Winner #4

Congratulations to author David Xiang on winning Readers Lane’s final Flash Fiction contest!  Here is his story! martinak15 / Flickr / CC 3.0 Searching for Starlight Author: David Xiang I found her near a lake. Drenched in insects and covered with grass stains, she was sitting by the edge, searching for something in the pristine ripples. The tide was slowly receding as I approached her. The clouds parted to give my privacy, and the winds picked up to distract any intruders. As her image grew larger, I noticed her inner beauty. Sensing pride, compassion, and kindness, I slowly [...]

August 30th, 2014|