On the subject of writing Fran has been on both sides of the page. She has been profiled as a celebrity in over 500 articles and internet sites. She has been featured in several show business and business books including; Comic Lives by Betsy Borns, Revolutionary Laughter by Roz Warren, Tricks of the Trade by Jerry Dunn, The book of Wisdom by Multnomah, How to Become a Recognized Authority by Bob Bly, and My Word!:Celebrities reveal their favorite words by Victor Knight, Jr.
In addition to being written about, this prolific author has written nine books in various categories:
- Three history books: It Happened in New York, It Happened in New Jersey, It Happened in Pennsylvania.
- Three instructional books: How to Get Publicity Without a Publicist, Humor in Business Speaking and How to Break into Voiceovers.
- One comic crime novel: Almost a Wise Guy (based on the true story about her dad)
- One adventure book: Adrenaline Adventures: Dream it, Read it, Do it!
- One spiritual book: Hopeville the City of Light
- Her tenth book is hot off the press (September 22, 2006) It’s a new edition of It Happened in New York (complete with maps, pictures and some new trivia.)
(As a side note she has done some book signings in some very unique places – check out the other two world records she holds under the fast talking button.)
Now, why stop at books? Fran is also a freelance writer. Her motivational adventure stories, tips on several topics, columns and interviews have appeared in traditional magazines as well as in: Hollywood Scriptwriter (Cover Story), Caribbean Travel and Life, Lattitudes, Tradewinds, Parent Guide, Queens Parent, Queens Ledger, Sharing Ideas, Cape Cod Times, City Paper, The Toastmasters, Women’s Independent Press, Grit, Vagabond, True Romance, and The Animals Agenda.
CONTRIBUTOR TO OTHER BOOKS:
Fran doesn’t only stick to her own books. She supports other authors and has been a contributor in their books as well. Fran has written for Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul and the Random House book, Life’s a Stitch. She went on a media tour with the author’s helping to promote those books as well.
COLUMNIST & CYBERSITCOM:
She also has been interviewed on and written for numerous websites like Celebritycafe.com. If you put Fran’s name into a search engine you will see how many pages pop up. Fran is a comedy and celebrity guru for Lifetips.com and has written columns for other websites likeTravelnewsletter.com and Uniquetravelstories.com. She also was the co-creator of the very first cybersitcom called, The Estrogen Files (http://www.theestrogenfiles.com/). Seventy-seven episodes are up there for you to enjoy.
At one point in time Fran was the New York Editor of Laugh Factory Magazine. (Yes, the same magazine owned by Jamie Masada – the owner of the famed Laugh Factory comedy club with locations in New York and LA. This is the same comedy club that the television show Laugh Factory was shot from).
Fran writes her own stand up comedy, and has written a TV sitcom (The Estrogen Files) and a screenplay (Almost a Wise Guy). She has also written several comedy skits and commercial parodies. (Check out the MasterCard parody in the video sample section of this website.)
WEEKLY BLOGS & MONTHLY NEWSLETTER.
Finally, Fran writes a weekly blog called “Fran’s World and Welcome to it” for the WB. You can read the blog by either going to http://www.mysweetconnection.com/ or clicking on the link on her home page.
Her monthly newsletter, The Capo Update is sent out to her subscribers.
You can check out Fran’s writing samples in the Article Archives section.