Adventures in Publishing with Fran Fisher (And Giveaway!) Back to Blog
Update: The winner of FOREVER, MY LOVE is…Moundsbar! Congrats!!
I love it when guest authors come to visit. And today, I’m very excited to have my friend Fran Fisher as my guest. Fran is a fabulous lady and one extremely hard-working writer. Thanks for coming over, Fran!
I want to thank Cynthia for allowing me to visit her blog today to talk about my new adventure in publishing. Since 2006 I’ve written for Avalon books under my real name Fran McNabb. My fourth book with them will be released by them in June 2012. Last month I took my first step away from publishing sweet romances and had my first book published that contains a little more spice. Since I don’t want to confuse my readers, I chose a penname, Fran Fisher. Under the name of Fran Fisher I’ve published two books, PLAYING WITH FEELING and FOREVER, MY LOVE.
FOREVER, MY LOVE is my latest publication and it is one of my favorite books. In it, two love stories are developed, one in the Civil War Period and one in the Twenty-First Century. The premise deals with the discovery of a love note in the wall of a fort being restored by an architectural engineer. The note starts a chain of events that takes the heroine, who is a descendent of the author of the note, on an adventure to find answers to her past. Accompanied by the hero, she travels to an old plantation once owned by her family, where dark secrets threaten to destroy any hope that the couple can be together. Through the tenacity and stubbornness of a spirit from the past who refuses to give up on the love of her young husband, the heroine learns that love can endure even when life seems hopeless.
I think the idea of this story started when I was a child, even before I knew I wanted to be a writer. My mother’s family ran the ferry boats to Ship Island and one summer my mom, dad, brother and I spent an entire summer on the island helping with the concessions. One night an unexpected storm sent us to the fort for refuge. I think the images and feelings I experienced that night planted the seed for this story.
Do I believe in ghosts? I don’t know. At first I’d say no, but after being in a place where men from another century lived and died, it’s hard not to let your imagination— if that’s what it is—visualize what might still be within those walls. I love my apparition in this story and the romance between him and his young wife. I hope if you read FOREVER, MY LOVE, you, too, will fall in love with him.
Want to win a digital copy of FOREVER, MY LOVE? Then tell Fran whether or not you believe in ghosts (or feel free to leave her a question). One random commenter will be selected to win. Thanks for checking out the post!
You can visit Fran at https://www.franfisherauthor.com.