Lillian Francken


About Lillian Francken,

I wrote my first novel when forced out of the workforce by a depressed economy. Tired of giving my loyalty to others and being dependant on them for an income, I decided to take life in my own hands and make a living doing something I truly enjoyed. Through the years I had always been good at writing and telling stories, so the transition came easy. The one big flaw in this endeavor is that I write what inspires me at the time, like the books I enjoy reading I write in different genres; murder mysteries, thrillers, dramas, and love stories. I get my ideas from various sources. I once had a dream and that turned out to be the last scene for Omega Factor. It took me a year and a half to come up with a storyline that fit that ending, but I feel it really turned out well. My husband loves the Rustic Roads in Wisconsin. I bought him a magnet for our fridge that shows a man riding a donkey on a mountain ledge that seems to be getting narrower with the saying “There’s a reason some roads are less traveled.” That and a friend giving me an assignment before a weeks vacation with my kids, “Write a story about a woman who goes on vacation and meets a man.” That inspired Rustic Roads about a serial killer. Wednesday’s Child was inspired by my son who we adopted. He was abandoned on the streets of a city in California by his mother and her boyfriend at the young age of eight. All About Love, a romantic comedy, is a modern day adaptation of my favorite Shakespearian play, Taming of the Shrew. Everyone of my stories has been inspired by something that happened to me or an idea that morphed into a storyline.

I live a quiet sedate live in central Wisconsin but I do live a full life filled with adventure, love and lust through my writing. All through my work career I was an avid researcher, so now all my research goes into writing my stories. If I wanted to see what a street in Washington DC or Los Angels looks like all I have to do is pull up Google Earth and I then can take a virtual walk up that street and never leave my faithful recliner. I don’t travel much outside of the state but through my writing I visit all sorts of places and enjoy different parts of the country in cover of the midnight moon in the sanctity of my little office.

Though I will forever be a cheesehead from Wisconsin, with my husband, son and daughter, the love of travel will forever be through my writing. If I’m not working on my latest thriller or love story, you will find me saturating myself with the cable news channels while I write. I enjoy reading, swimming all year round, going on long hikes on Wisconsin trails and indulging in the unhealthy addition of Cheetos in front of my computer while I write long hours into the night.

P.S. I also write under the name of J.J. Franck

I do appreciate comments on how you enjoyed my stories.

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
They are important to me and they are the reason I write my stories. I want to take you on a journey into a different world and hopefully entertain you in the process.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a political thriller. I enjoy writing different types of stories and hope the people who enjoy my writing style feels the same way. When I pick stories to read, they are a cross-section of genres. I find variety is more enjoyable than sticking with the same type stories.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Lillian Francken online


The Curiosity Shop
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,640. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The Curiosity Shop is a comedy of errors that’s a family-oriented mystical story reminiscent of Bell, Book and Candle. Digging into the belief, people have powers beyond our comprehension, where good overcomes evil.
All About Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,450. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
All About Love is a modern day version of Taming of the Shrew. If you liked Shakespeare’s take on this romantic comedy you will enjoy my version as I try to follow the plot line.
A Family Christmas Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,450. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A Family Christmas Story The story is about a dysfunctional family Christmas. A girl who lives in the big city is faced with her boyfriend wanting to meet her family. Unknown to her he is about to ask for her hand in marriage. He surprises her and goes home with her for the holiday season and she is faced with him meeting her dysfunctional family.
We Come In Peace
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,730. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Alien’s have landed in the desert near Area 51 in Nevada. They are rescued by Bobby Drews, a pot-smoking teenager, who befriends them. The teenager takes them home to his dysfunctional family. Complicating the situation is the commander at Area 51 and the cammo dudes who search the area in vain for the Alien’s.
Wednesday's Child
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,130. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Wednesday's Child are Children of the system, who are run-aways abandoned by their families.
Till Death Do Us Part
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,860. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
This is a twisted thriller about love, marriage and infidelity. Two lives are changed forever because of a strange chance meeting and their actions. Through a twist of faith the thing they both want most becomes a reality, but at the cost of two lives.
Blue Moon Rising
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,770. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
This story starts off slow-paced like the community in which it is set in. Dan Harter, the local sheriff, is a widower raising a teenage daughter on his own while trying to keep the towns’ single women at bay while solving a string of murders.
Rustic Roads
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,840. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
This is a suspense/thriller about a woman trying to discover what happened to her sister who visited a small town. She is swept up into the lives of the local town people and finds herself attracted to a man who could be involved in his own sister’s death and the disappearance of her sister.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,920. Language: American English. Published: October 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Adventure » Action
This story is about a woman being drawn into the world of industrial espionage when she receives a copy of a game CD, Tetris that has documents hidden in its directories.
Omega Factor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,980. Language: American English. Published: October 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Is a suspense/thriller about an ex-CIA agent trying to hide from her past and the brother of her ex-lover who is sent to protect her when an international terrorist is on a mission to kill the covert agents of a failed clandestine operation known as Omega.
The Twelfth of Never
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,780. Language: American English. Published: October 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Gideon LaMont thought he knew all the angles about survival. He thought he could control the demons hiding beneath the surface. The only thing he had to ease the pain was a picture of a woman he knew not how he came to having it or if she was real, but it was the only thing he had to hang onto when the demons surfaced.

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