Frances Carden

About Frances

Frances is the author of the horror novella The Mine. She has also 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 is currently working on a dark fantasy/horror novel called Plague Town.

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

Murmur

Murmur

Horror Meets Splatterpunk Meets Erotica Author: Patrick Freivald Davis MacArthur can make his violin keen so soulfully that it drowns ...
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Wicked Beyond Belief

Wicked Beyond Belief

A Story of Serial Murder and a Failed Investigation Author: Michael Bilton Peter William Sutcliffe, commonly known as the Yorkshire Ripper, ...
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Golden Orchard

Golden Orchard

Family, Food, Future Author: Flora Ahn I really don’t have the words for this one. I just want to gush on ...
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War and Peace

War and Peace

War, History, Meaning Author: Leo Tolstoy Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace is the Everest climb of literature – the true quest ...
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Xombies

Xombies

The Trauma of Menstruation Author: Walter Greatshell Lulu and her mother live in their own little world – eating out, sleeping ...
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Girl in the Mirror, The

Girl in the Mirror, The

Good Twin, Bad Twin Author: Rose Carlyle Summer is the good twin, the blessed twin. She got married to the perfect ...
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Truth of the Matter

Truth of the Matter

A Poignant Story About Starting Again Author: Jamie Beck Annie Sullivan did everything she was supposed to do, yet her husband ...
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Piranesi

Piranesi

Piranesi: A Book For the Dreamers Author: Susanna Clarke It does not matter that you do not understand the reason ...
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Mystery of the Ivory Charm, The

Mystery of the Ivory Charm, The

Nancy and the Mystical Author: Carolyn Keene (This review is for the original 1930s version). When a giant snake gives Nancy ...
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Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

A Classic About Heritage Author: George Eliot Daniel Deronda is a story of identity told from three views: a former debutant ...
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Lost Horizon

Lost Horizon

Lamas, Long Life, and the Moderately Heretical Author: James Hilton It’s 1931. The situation in Baskul, China has deteriorated into all ...
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Long Way Home, The

Long Way Home, The

Love, the Muse, and Murder Author: Louise Penny It’s the year long anniversary of Clara and Peter’s temporary split: a ...
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Tell Me Lies

Tell Me Lies

Ambition, Secrets, and a Killer Author: J.P. Pomare Margot Scott, happily married psychologist with two nearly grown children and the ...
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Purple Lotus

Purple Lotus

Abandonment, Abuse, and Reclamation Author: Veena Rao Tara’s earliest memories are of not being wanted. As a child she was left ...
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Night Swim

Night Swim

Two Girls, One Guilty Town Author: Megan Goldin Rachel Krall, successful creator and voice of Guilty or Not Guilty: “the podcast ...
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Girl, Serpent, Thorn

Girl, Serpent, Thorn

The Princess is the Monster Author: Melissa Bashardoust “There’s something restless growing within you. We’re all very curious to see what ...
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Let Us Dream

Let Us Dream

A Feel-Good Speech Without a Soul Authors: Pope Francis and Austen Ivereigh So, I am not Roman Catholic, but my ...
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Ninth House

Ninth House

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Meets the Illuminati Author: Leigh Bardugo Since Galaxy Stern (Alex) can first remember, the dead have ...
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Anne's House of Dreams

Anne’s House of Dreams

The Real Anne Author: L.M. Montgomery Newly married, Anne and Gilbert settle into their first house together at Four Winds Harbor, ...
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Shattered Tempests

Shattered Tempests

When All That Remain is Order and Chaos . . . Author: Jessica Dall What’s left in a world where everything ...
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