Jann Franklin


Jann Franklin lives in the small town of Grand Cane, Louisiana. Over three hundred other people also live in Grand Cane, and many of Jann’s chapters came from her weekly visits at the downtown coffee shop. She would like it on the record that Grand Cane’s current mayor and aldermen are nothing like the characters in her book. They are definitely larger than life but in a good way.

She and her husband, John, enjoy Sundays at Grand Cane Baptist Church, dinner with family and friends, and watching the lightning bugs in their backyard. Their kids come to visit when they aren’t too busy living their big-city lives.

She graduated from high school in Russellville, another small town in Arkansas. She obtained her accounting degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and moved to Dallas in 1989. She still dabbles in accounting but has taken up writing to satisfy her creative side. Like Jen Guidry, she never appreciated her small-town upbringing until she was encouraged to move back to one. Now she cannot imagine living any other way.

If you ever make it to Grand Cane, stop by 4C Coffee Shop and say “hi.” Rhonda Cox and her employees make amazing coffee, and they will save a seat and a smile for you.


Our Abiding Heritage: A Collection of Diverse Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 40,020. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2023 by NWPLLC. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
This publication is a testimony of the sixth year a group of Louisiana authors assembled their collective muse to create an anthology celebrating the short story and united in the fact that a heritage element is common. This year, ten authors have collaborated to produce the outstanding collection of diverse short stories we call, "Our Abiding Heritage."

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