M. Frances Smith

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I read, I write, I work, I ride (horses). I walk and talk in my sleep. Now if I could write in my sleep I'd get so much more done!

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in rural King County in Washington State where teachers in the schools I attended either supported my accelerated literary curve or resented it. I was quick to spot flaws in adults who demanded unquestioning obedience and looked for every opportunity to play psychological games with them. I brought by 2nd grade teacher to tears, my 3rd grade teacher had a nervous breakdown, and in the middle of a P.T.A. meeting, my 4th grade teacher (a militant man), leapt up and shouted at my mother, "Do you know what your daughter did?" His complaint; I'd completed one of his pop quizzes, made sure he'd known it was finished, but when the papers were turned in I turned in a blank sheet with only my name on it. He tried to bully me into turning in my completed work, but I calmly assured him I'd chosen not to do the work. The level of his rage over such a trivial thing fascinated me. My kindergarten teacher was grandmotherly, my 1st grade teacher, Miss Toussant, taught me to read and write, my 5th grade teacher was young, and humorous, and my 6th grade teacher, Robert Snider, encouraged me to read and write. I was behaviorally good for them; my grades were exemplary for everyone. In the middle of 7th grade we moved and I became acquainted with "urban" schools and students. I resented the world and the world suffered for it, but I did make a few friends. High school was a series of amusing, sitcom worthy events made meaningful by the presence of Mr. William Longwell, a superlative teacher and man of words. If I could clone Miss Toussant, Mr. Snider, and Mr. Longwell, and set them in schools everywhere, we'd have smarter and happier kids and young adults. The frustration and pessimism I felt when encountering the urban educational attitude of slowing everyone down so that no one is "left behind" colors my work to this day.
When did you first start writing?
Literally, in First Grade. My mother read to me a great deal hen I was little, but when my 1st grade teacher taught me the alchemy of letters and words--they felt to me the way music feels to musicians. I began to write poems in 1st grade, short stories in 2nd grade, and by the time I was in 6th grade my class would act out my plays. This doesn't mean I was good then or now, but I was enthusiastic.
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Immortal Syn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,940. Language: American English. Published: April 28, 2014 by M. Frances Smith. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Thorne Templeton, whose family was murdered by members of a new, immortal syndicate, leads the offensive with his team of Regulators, unearthing leads from gritty streets to the Art Deco nightclubs of Tacoma, Washington, bringing his battle to an immortal entity willing to expend firepower and countless human lives to destroy the Regulators and deliver Thorne to hell.
Immortal Syn 2: Blood White Roses
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 69,450. Language: American English. Published: April 28, 2014 by M. Frances Smith. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Thorne Templeton and the Regulators find themselves fighting on the same side as ImmSyn, the powerful drug cartel running Manna Moths and stolen life energy, as they come under attack by an invisible enemy that will stop at nothing to destroy them both! Lives are lost and mysteries unravel as they rush toward the final, explosive showdown!
High School Sociopath
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,220. Language: American English. Published: February 11, 2014 by M. Frances Smith. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Platinum, perky Sherri is an average high school girl, but her façade shatters when the mysterious counselor at her new school reveals that he knows her secret--she's a sociopath on the run. High school pressure was never like this as Sherri juggles curriculum during the day, killers at night, the bewildering complications of having friends, and a sexy stalker with a hidden agenda of his own.

Books

The Wellspring
Price: Free! Words: 53,290. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Erotica » Action/Adventure
A vacation on mystical Atlantis where her stunted magical powers barred access is a dream come true for Yule Fiori! But why was Magus Prosser Teomond so determined to have her accompany him, particularly when the politics of magic seemed to be the last thing on his mind? Destiny and desire clash on sun soaked beaches and in lush jungles as Yule unravels the mystery of her life.
Stars In Thrall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 87,310. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Time and space conquered, Earth is invited to join the Galaxy, but at what price? Each planet entering the Galactic Union must agree to forfeit a percentage of its ancestors to the thriving slave market. Sattyn of Earth, known as the Trader who built her reputation on her word, is betrayed and must submit to enslavement or fight for her place in a merciless Galaxy.
Remember Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,580. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
A midnight ride robbed Bay of her memories. Who can she trust when she can't remember her past? Will the man who loves her help her to recall their love before the danger she fled catches up and destroys them both?

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