Interview with V. M. Franck

Published 2020-11-27.
How Do You Approach Your Writing?
With determination and creative anticipation.

The authority and skill of a writer does not come through flash or a slipshod approach. This kind of writing does make it into print, especially now that self-publishing is easy. However, good writing comes from hard work and perseverance. An adept writer dedicates the time and years to perfect the craft, thereby, developing the ability to hold the reader through proficient manipulation of the language. Each word must earn its right to be included, or it is cut from the text. This is what I do.

Each day when I sit down to create, my goal is to write a well-crafted, entertaining story. Working with cautious clarity I present my stories in unique ways which transcend a specific genre. My guide is my inner muse. I write what needs to be included. The results are poignant. Why do I write...because I must. Otherwise, it would be a violation of who I am. I am always, always true to myself.
What is your genre?
In some ways my work fits between the cracks. I develop characters in a manner reminiscent of literary fiction. I utilize elements of general fiction, magical realism, visionary fiction, the metaphysical, alternative beliefs and New Age. I explore love, romance, beliefs, war, death, hostility, sexual relationships, violation of people's rights, environmental issues, etc.. I am ever evolving.
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Books by This Author

On Wings Of The Echohawk
Price: $9.99 $5.00 USD. (50% off until March 19!) Words: 100,710. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Amelia, a young female executive, experiences upheaval in her personal life and realizes disasters due to the climate are imminent. Abandoning her cherished career she becomes a shaman's apprentice under the guidance of a Native American shaman and prepares their tribe to return to the old ways to increase likelihood of survival.
The Day Momma Died: Growing Beyond the Fear of Death
Price: Free! Words: 5,260. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Emotions, Essay » Author profile
When our parents die we are forced to face our fear of death. This is my experience.
Hitting the Fan
Price: Free! Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » General, Essay » Author profile
Have you ever felt like you were in the direct path of disaster, over and over again and there was nothing you could do about it? This is my journey through those feelings, why I felt that way and what I did to alleviate the trauma.
Jesus' Little Sister Ruth
Price: $9.99 $5.00 USD. (50% off until March 19!) Words: 92,860. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Jesus of Nazareth was once my brother, a big brother I adored. He wasn't a savior at all; he never intended to be. Despite my Christian upbringing, accepting him as my personal savior never worked for me, and later I learned why. Set across two separate time periods, this chronicle reveals events culminating in love, passion and murder, past and present.
Final Entry
Series: The Mater's Series. Price: $5.99 $3.00 USD. (50% off until March 19!) Words: 83,970. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Book 3: The Mater's Series. Savvy deeply loved four men during her lifetime. Each one died leaving her to cope. Now in the afterlife she has to choose which one to spend eternity with. A story of passion, reunion and encounters of the unexpected kind, it answers the question, is there sex in the afterlife, and what comes next.
Different From Me
Price: $9.99 $5.00 USD. (50% off until March 19!) Words: 121,910. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is the coming of age story of three young women of different faiths-Sheeawna a Christian, Akilah a Muslim and Mali a Hindu. Through many difficulties they discover their similarities and pursue a common goal with those of differing beliefs. It is a powerful story of growth, friendship and honor.
Resurrection Rose
Series: The Mater's Series. Price: $5.99 $3.00 USD. (50% off until March 19!) Words: 94,290. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Book 2: The Mater's Series. What if you had the ability to paint people back to life? Would you do it? What if you didn't know you had the ability until they started showing up? That is Bethanie's dilemma.
Tater's Maters of Hootenanny Flats
Series: The Mater's Series. Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until March 19!) Words: 76,230. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Book 1: The Mater's Series. You need to know these four antique women and the dog who secretly guides them. They make moonshine, grow pot, engage in romantic escapades and hanky-panky, avoid the revenuers and plan their biggest undertaking, which extends far beyond anything they have ever known, an earth revival project. Follow them as they defy all standing in their way
Surviving Murder: How My Life Changed When My Brother Killed His Neighbors
Price: $9.99 $5.00 USD. (50% off until March 19!) Words: 122,540. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Self-realization
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
On a rainy March evening while his neighbors watched Billy Graham on television, my brother Ken stood outside their livingroom window, raised his hunting rifle and fired. Four victims later he was arrested for their murders, thrusting my family and me into a nightmare of horror. This is an honest account of what happened to him, my sister, our loving parents and most of all me.