"Metaphysical Mysteries and Library Cats" (Guest Fran Stewart)

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Fran Stewart is both a freelance editor and a mystery writer. Her Biscuit McKee Mystery Series features a small-town librarian—Biscuit, and the orange library cat—Marmalade. Each of her books deals with a specific social issue (such as suicide prevention, bipolar disorder, or the ethical treatment of animals), and we’ll be discussing how those issues affect our lives – and why Fran chooses to educate people about such topics through the medium of the cozy murder mystery. Fran’s newest nonfiction book is FROM THE TIP OF MY PEN: A WORKBOOK FOR WRITERS. If you’ve always wanted to write a book, but don’t know how to get it ready to send out, Fran will outline some of her practical and fun exercises to help you refine your writing. The five books in Fran's Biscuit McKee Mystery Series are ORANGE AS MARMALADE, YELLOW AS LEGAL PADS, winner of the GAYA award and the Ippy Award, GREEN AS A GARDEN HOSE, BLUE AS BLUE JEANS, and INDIGO AS AN IRIS. Her most recent mystery, A SLAYING SONG TONIGHT, is a standalone book set in the Midwest during the Great Depression. She writes a monthly column for the Atlanta Writers Club EQuill. They are now available in book form—FROM THE TIP OF MY PEN: A WORKBOOK FOR WRITERS. She believes in encouraging other writers, through both her editing work and her weekly newsletter. Fran sings alto, knits, laughs a lot, and writes for the sheer joy of it. She lives next to a creek on the backside of Hog Mountain GA with an assortment of rescued indoor cats, and donates a portion of all book sales to libraries and to the Humane Society. Photobucket

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