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

A Love Worth Giving to You at Christmas

A Love Worth Giving to You at Christmas

Give the Gift of Love By: Max Lucado Discovered in a fortuitous book buying binge from eBay, I finally got ...
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The

Don’t Panic: We Have the Answer . . .Just Not the Question By: Douglas Adams On a spectacular intergalactic mission ...
Chili Con Carnage (A Chili Cook-Off Mystery)

Chili Con Carnage (A Chili Cook-Off Mystery)

Spunky Chili Chick is Bland By: Kylie Logan Summer is heating up, as is the competition. Feisty and festive in ...
Sorry, Right Number

Sorry, Right Number

A Moody Collection of Vintage Stephen King By: Stephen King Plowing into a second one hundred hour work week with ...
A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms

Why Hemmingway's Great Classic Feels So Empty Author: Ernest Hemmingway Unfolding against the bleak landscape of the Italian front in ...
Bad Monkey

Bad Monkey

Bad Monkey: Builders, Murderers, and Roach Patrol Author: Carl Hiaasen In a tongue-and-cheek homage to dark sarcasm, voodoo, and the ...
Chef Maurice and the Wrath of Grapes

Chef Maurice and the Wrath of Grapes

Another Cozy Caper with Chief Maurice  By: J.A. Lang With the snow lacing his mansion, acclaimed wine aficionado and collector ...
Size 12 is Not Fat

Size 12 is Not Fat

A Ride to Die For: Cozies and College Murder By: Meg Cabot Portly ex teen-queen, mall opening popstar, Heather Wells ...
Season of Migration to the North

Season of Migration to the North

Postcolonialism and Postmodernism Merge in a Questionable Modern Classic By: Tayeb Salih Immersed in the world between worlds, our recently European ...
Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

"I do not like your face, Mr. Ratchett." Author: Agatha Christie Tucked in against blustery winds, spiraling fall leaves, and ...
Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

The Cozy Book that Turned Me Into a Lifelong Reader By: L.M. Montgomery A childhood and teen classic, Anne of ...
Road Rage

Road Rage

Two Novellas of Everyday Fear on the Open Road Authors: Richard Matheson, Stephen King, and Joe Hill Combing Richard Matheson’s ...
Vanishing Acts

Vanishing Acts

Jodi Picoult's Overly Literary Attempt at Identity Issues By: Jodi Picoult Delia Hopkins has an annoyingly idyllic life: a loving ...
Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam

Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam

The Tenth Cozy Adventure of Agatha and Company By: M.C. Beaton Once again, our love-lorn Aggie is off for adventure, ...
Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park: the classic, original novel which is definitely not for kids By: Michael Crichton I saw Jurassic Park for ...
Skinny Dip

Skinny Dip

A Rollicking Murder on the High Seas By: Carl Hiaasen Joey’s idea of a romantic two year anniversary with her ...
Man in the Brown Suit, The

Man in the Brown Suit, The

Not the Traditional Christie: A Peppy 1920s Thriller By: Agatha Christie Anne Beddingfeld, young, impressionable, erratic, and deeply romantic in ...
Death by Tiara

Death by Tiara

Prozac, Cattiness, and Deadly Beauty Author: Laura Levine Jaine Austen, the love-lorn female detective of the elastic waist jeans and ...
The Underground City

The Underground City

The Underground City: A Little Known Jules Verne Story Author: Jules Verne Thirteen years after the publication of Journey to ...
Farmer Boy

Farmer Boy

Another Cozy Little House Novel Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder With Fall in the air and pumpkin spice lattes proliferating from ...