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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.

Cozy Mysteries for a Perfect Fall

With fall here, pumpkin spice everything in the store (and our collective houses – see my foster kitty Domino getting in the Halloween mood), and spooky time pending, it’s time to put away those beach readers and grab a handful of cozies, a nice warm blanket, a purring feline friend, and all the hot coffees you could want. After all, it’s a season, with its early evenings and that little chilly bite in the air, that demands some serious reading. So, let the lists begin!       Peggy Jean Turner Mysteries (Includes Death of a Tart, Death of a [...]

October 20th, 2019|

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|