Tuesday Apr 09, 2024

Bound by Secrets: A Tale of Friendship, Family, and Hidden Truths with Author Fran Hawthorne

My guest today on the Online for Authors podcast is Fran Hawthorne, author of the book, I Meant to Tell You.

Fran has been writing novels since she was four years old, although she was sidetracked for several decades by journalism. During that award-winning career, she wrote eight nonfiction books (mainly about consumer activism and the healthcare industry) and was an editor or regular contributor for The New York Times, Business Week, Fortune, and many other publications. But Fran never abandoned her true love: Her debut novel, The Heirs, was published in 2018, and now I MEANT TO TELL YOU (which was published last November by Stephen F. Austin State University Press) has already won or is a finalist for seven awards, including the Eric Hoffer Award and the Sarton Award. Fran is at work on two new novels and also writes book reviews for the New York Journal of Books.

In my book review, I stated that I Meant to Tell You is a contemporary women's fiction with some forays into the history surrounding the demonstrations during the Vietnam War era. More importantly, it is about a woman named Miranda who must come to terms with her past - both the past she has tried to keep secret and the past that has been kept secret from her.

Fran made me think about what I would do to keep my mistakes hidden from others or what others might do if they found out about my skeletons. She also made me consider how I would handle learning about someone else's secrets - especially if those secrets were meaningful to me.

Can love survive the past? And when is it okay to tell a few white lies to gloss over the details of the past? I Meant To Tell You may just have the answers.

You can follow Author Fran Hawthorne:

Website: https://www.hawthornewriter.com

Instagram: @hawthornewriter

X: @hawthornewriter

LinkedIn: in/franhawthorne

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/goodreadscomhawthornewriter


Teri M Brown, Author and Podcast Host: https://www.terimbrown.com 

FB: @TeriMBrownAuthor
IG: @terimbrown_author
X: @terimbrown1

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