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What are they saying about Fran Friel?

“Fran Friel has a genuine gift for storytelling. Her highly adaptable prose boils over with emotion: love, guilt, fear, and the myriad shades between. Mama’s Boy and Other Dark Tales marks the arrival of a stunning new talent.”

–Michael McBride, Author of the The Coyote and Bloodletting

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The Sea Orphan

“The Sea Orphan” is a marvelous cross-genre blend of pirates and witchcraft all wrapped up in a distinctive period piece blanket. It’s at once a story of despair and the occult, of hope and adventure, and walking the wobbly gangplank of life. Impressive in its authenticity and boldness in not shying away from the decidedly nefarious intentions of ship’s mate Duncan Rutt. 'The Sea Orphan' is an enthralling read."

-Vince Liaguno - Bram Stoker Award-Winning Editor

 

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The Beach of Dreams

 

"But seeing – or in this case, reading – is believing, so I offer you what is to my mind the core image of this collection, taken from “Beach of Dreams,” a brilliant, hallucinatory, mesmerizing dark fantasy that could, methinks, hold its own in the company of an Ellison tale..."

-Gary Braunbeck - Five-Time Bram Stoker Award-Winning Author

 

 

 

 

 


What About Fran's Bram Stoker Award Finalist Collection?

Mama's Boy and Other Dark Tales

[Updated Edition - Coming in 2018!]

“Fran Friel has a genuine gift for storytelling. Her highly adaptable prose boils over with emotion: love, guilt, fear, and the myriad shades between. Mama’s Boy and Other Dark Tales marks the arrival of a stunning new talent.”

–Michael McBride - Author of the The Coyote and Bloodletting

 

"Fran Friel’s fiction is frighteningly fantastic. Mama’s Boy is clever, dark, and infinitely satisfying…in the best worst way!"

–Elizabeth Massie - Bram Stoker Award-Winning Author of Homeplace, Sineater, Wire Mesh Mothers

 

“Mama’s Boy by Fran Friel: It’s almost impossible to discuss this nasty little story without giving away or hinting at its many twists and turns, so you’re just going to have to settle for this: This blackest of black comedies, ingeniously structured, will leave you thinking that Norman Bates maybe wasn’t all that bad a fellow. An impressive and memorable debut, and deliciously wicked to the core.”  [from GB's Best Books of 2006]

–Gary Braunbeck, Five-Time Bram Stoker Award-Winning Author of The Indifference of Heaven, and Keepers.