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

the virgin suicides book cover

The Virgin Suicides

No Use in Staying on this Holocaust Ride Author: Jeffrey Eugenides “Virgin suicide What was that she cried? No use ...
Hawke's Point

Hawke’s Point

Searching for Redemption Author: Mark Willen Jonas Hawke is a retired lawyer, a recovering alcoholic, and a mourner for his ...
Death of a Garden Pest: A Gardening Mystery

Death of a Garden Pest: A Gardening Mystery

Horticulture and Homicide Author: Ann Ripley Recovering from her near-death experience at the hands of a murderer who felt she ...
A Year and a Day

A Year and a Day

Growing up in the Shadow of Suicide Author: Leslie Pietrzyk Fifteen-year-old Alice must cope with the after effects of her ...
myhappylife

My Happy Life

 Sublimity in Corruption Author: Lydia Millet Abandoned in an asylum, eating toothpaste and plaster to hold back starvation, our unnamed ...
Blackberry Pie Murder

Blackberry Pie Murder

Hannah Kills: A Gritty Attempt at Lake Eden Cozy Homicide Author: Joanne Fluke In the 17th Hannah Swenson mystery stories ...
Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

A Timeless, Chilling Science Fiction Classic Author: Jack Finney The classic 1955 novel that spawned two major motion pictures and ...
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The

Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The

“Give me a girl at an impressionable age and she is mine for life.” Author: Muriel Spark A novel about ...
Drought

Drought

When a Drought Reveals the Thirst for Power Author: Graham Masterton What would you do if the government cut off ...
Nocturnal Offerings

Nocturnal Offerings

Take a Ride on the Wild Side Author: Alan Draven Nick Kubrick, myth debunker and famous Bitternest disc jockey, is ...
Twenties Girl

Twenties Girl

The Roaring Life Author: Sophie Kinsella Lara Lington is less concerned with the burial of her 105 year old Great ...
twentythousandleagues

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Classic Science-Fiction Adventure Author: Jules Verne Vengeance, adventure, mystery, and science combine together in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, ...
Hyde

Hyde

How far would you go to find yourself? Author: Vince Churchill A serial kidnapper and suspected rapist, the elusive Mr ...
Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

"Then Fall, Caesar." Author: William Shakespeare A classical tale of treachery, Julius Caesar concentrates on Marcus Brutus, the great betrayer, ...
My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind

My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind

An Intimate Look at One Man's Anxiety Disorder Author: Scott Stossel As someone who was diagnosed with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive ...
Hunchback of Notre-Dame, The

Hunchback of Notre-Dame, The

The Violence of Beauty Author: Victor Hugo The Hunchback of Notre-Dame is a macabre story, concentrating on lust, rape, obsession, ...
Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

Dissection of a Dark Heart Author: Joseph Conrad An iconic tale of greed, imperialism, and racism, Heart of Darkness captures ...
Killing Cupid

Killing Cupid

Ain't Talking About Love: Valentine's Day Murder Author: Laura Levine With a waning checking account and a demanding, tuna loving ...
DeathofaNeighborhoodWitch30

Death of a Neighborhood Witch

Moldering Mansions and Deadly Romances Author: Laura Levine With romance in the air and skeletons in the closet, Jaine finds ...
Deliverance

Deliverance

Civilization verses Survival Author: James Dickey A story mostly held famous due to the movie, specifically the “squeal like a ...