Thursday, 1 October 2015

Black History Month Ocotber 2015

This year my local library have invited me to talk about my first novel, Holding Paradise as part of Black History Month.

I didn't hesitate, I jumped at the chance. Not only because I'm black and slightly historical, but because I get to talk about the stories and history that influenced me to write the novel in the first place.
Since the novel's publication in 2014, I've started many writing projects. I am a ghost writer now, I write under a pseudonym and I embarked on a joint writing venture. All very exciting stuff that keeps me busy. But Holding Paradise was where it all started and it's nice to take a trip down memory lane.

After finishing the novel and long before the publishing deal came along, I was still being visited by scenes and people from the book. I couldn't get the characters and settings of Holding Paradise out of my mind and had to go in and do a follow up. It came in the form of a short story collection called: The Long Way Home. 

I'll be discussing both books, doing a couple of readings and answering questions. So, if you're anywhere near Isleworth on Thursday 15th October I'd love to meet you at this free event.


  1. Congratulations Fran! Post photos of the reading - would love to see how things went since I can't be there. A trip from the US is more than a notion!

  2. Thanks, Donna! I will try to take some pictures :)