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

Driving with the Top Down

Driving with the Top Down

A kumbaya style Hallmark beach read to melt your  brain Author: Beth Harbison A pastel colored, bring-me-to-the-beach softcover with promises ...
Buried Prey (Prey Series Book 21)

Buried Prey (Prey Series Book 21)

Tough Cop Crime and Hidden Secrets Author: John Sandford Haunted by the mistakes of youth, hard-bitten police detective Lucas Davenport ...
Joy Luck Club, The

Joy Luck Club, The

An Intensive Mother/Daughter, Generational Story Author: Amy Tan A complex history of stories and jangled voices, Joy Luck Club examines the tumultuous ...
Candide

Candide

Monty Python Meets The Western Canon Author: Voltaire Back on my classics kick, I returned to my randomized Excel list and ...
Lake of Sorrows

Lake of Sorrows

Forensics and Ancient Death Rites Author: Erin Hart Interweaving modern forensic science with the mysticism of ancient pagan death rites, ...
Still Life

Still Life

The Beginning of the Quintessential Cozy Mystery Series Author: Louise Penny Three Pines is a quaint Montreal Village with stunning ...
100 Hair Raising Little Horror Stories

100 Hair Raising Little Horror Stories

10 Grand Stories and 90 So-So Offerings Author: Al Sarrantonio and Martin H. Greenberg In a world currently filled with ...
Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild

Darwinism and Danger: The Edgy Classic That Just Didn’t Capture Me Author: Jack London Buck, a majestic dog with a ...
Bohemian Gospel

Bohemian Gospel

Game of Thrones Like Intrigue Blending with Dark Fantasy and Magic Author: Dana Chamblee Carpenter Dana Chamblee Carpenter’s eerie debut novel, Bohemian ...
Lost World, The

Lost World, The

Crichton Drops an Egg Author: Michael Crichton Following on the phenomenal (and multi-billion dollar) Jurassic Park novel and accompanying blockbuster movie, ...
Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

The Social Eye of Morality Author: Charles Dickens Famous for the “please sir, I want some more” line Oliver Twist ...
Zen of Zombie, The

Zen of Zombie, The

A Dead-Ringer for Some Zen Parody Author: Scott Kenemore Established as a self-help sensation (and evident path to the Nirvana ...
Between the World and Me (Frances)

Between the World and Me (Frances)

Growing Up Black In America: A Man's Letter to His Son Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates For our impending May discussion, my ...
Haunted Ground

Haunted Ground

Bog Bodies and Irish Mystery Author: Erin Hart In the heart of rural Ireland the ancient and the modern commingle ...
Crippled America

Crippled America

So - what's all of this Trump stuff about anyway? Author: Donald Trump As an adamant political agnostic (politicians may ...
By the Shores of Silver Lake

By the Shores of Silver Lake

Little House in the Wild West Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Transiting from eking out a hard existence farming the blighted ...
My Name is Lucy Barton (Frances)

My Name is Lucy Barton (Frances)

How do we tell our own stories of destruction? Author: Elizabeth Strout  The enticing Book of the Month video review praising the ...
Great Expectations

Great Expectations

"How does she use you?" Author: Charles Dickens Phillip Pirrip (Pip) is a young orphan boy being viciously “brought up ...
Chef Maurice and the Bunny-Boiler Bake Off

Chef Maurice and the Bunny-Boiler Bake Off

Deadly Secrets are Stewing in Beakley Author: J.A. Lang The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, Hamilton the micro-pig ...
Eye of the Needle

Eye of the Needle

A Tense World War II Thriller Filled with Spies and Tactics Author: Ken Follett A tense thriller, Eye of the Needle is ...