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Francis, Dorothy

Comments from the author about writing:
I write mystery novels to entertain adults and children, to help keep their minds sharp by solving the who-don-it-puzzle in each book. Are my books fantasies? Only if you don't believe the good guys always win and the bad guys are always punished.

Literary awards received and date received:

  • Best juvenile in its year, 1982, from Florida State Historical Society for CAPTAIN MORGANA MASON
  • Best juvenile in its year 1987 from Forida State Historical Society for THE TOMORROW STAR
  • A Derringer award for Best short-short story in 1999 awarded by the Short Mystery Fiction Society for "When in Rome."

Book Types: Fiction

Audience Types: Children, Young Adult, Adult

Genres: Mystery, Realistic Fiction

Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes

If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? Yes

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County: Taylor

Books By This Author

  • Daiquiri Dock Murder, Five Star, Waterville, ME 2012.
  • Killer in Control: A Key West Mystery. Five Star, Waterville, ME, 2011.
  • Eden Palms Murder: A Key West Mystery. Five Star, Waterville, ME, 2008
  • Cold-Case Killer, Five Star, Waterville, ME, 2007
  • Pier Pressure, Five Star, Waterville, ME , 2005
  • Conch Shell Murder, Five Star, Waterville, ME and Worldwide in Toronto, New York, London, 2003
  • Clara Barton: Founder of the American Red Cross, Millbrook Press, Brookfield, Conn., 2002
  • Keys to Love, Avalon Books, New York, NY, 1975

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