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Hawley, Francesca

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Pen Name: Francesca Hawley

Comments from the author about writing: Now In: Francesca Hawley

I'm currently a librarian in central Iowa but I've been a writer all my life. When I was in my teens I wrote romances, spending my lunch hours with pen, paper, and characters. I love to weave new tales by embroidering and knitting intriguing narratives for the amusement of myself, my friends, and my readers.

My writer's mission statement is to write about exciting, sensual, plus-size heroines who love and are loved by their intense, passionate and seductive Alpha heroes.

Why create a mission statement, other than because I'm a librarian and it's something we tend to do? Because I've been plus-size all my life and I don't know how to be anything else. When I started reading romances, almost every heroine had a slender, girlish figure. If she didn't start out that way, she ended up that way. As I started writing, I followed market trends and wrote about slender heroines. Then I thought, am I part of the market? Yes. I am. There must be other readers who want to read about a differently shaped heroine, too. Everyone deserves to find love. So now, I write about plus-size heroines who know, or learn, how to live in their skins. My heroines are authentic and that's part of the reason my intense, passionate, and seductive Alpha male heroes love them. I hope you will too.

Literary awards received and date received:

  • 2010 EPIC award for Seeking Truth in the historical erotic romance category
  • 2010 PRISM award finalist - Protect and Defend
  • 2010 Passionate Plume Finalist - Protect and Defend
  • 2010 Passionate Plume Finalist - Seeking Truth

Book Types: Fiction

Audience Types: Adult

Genre: Romance Fiction, Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance

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? Travel costs.

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Author's Web site:

County: Jasper

Books By This Author

  •  Protect and Defend, Ellora's Cave Publishing, Akron, OH, 2009.
  • Seeking Truth, Ellora's Cave Publishing, Akron, OH, 2009.
  • Red Stilettos (anthology), Ellora's Cave Publishing, Akron, OH, 2010.

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