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Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist


Novelist & Journalist

“Fran Hawthorne delivers a nuanced exploration of the connections among women – and how they can unravel when lies of omission are revealed… I Meant to Tell You kept me turning the pages late into the night.” —Jennifer Coburn, USA Today best-selling author of Cradles of the Reich

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About my new novel I MEANT TO TELL YOU

When Miranda Isaacs’s fiancé, Russ Steinmann, is being vetted for his dream job in the Washington DC U.S. attorney’s office, the couple joke about whether Miranda’s parents’ history as antiwar activists in the Sixties might jeopardize Russ’s security clearance. But as it turns out, the real threat emerges after the attorney’s office discovers that Miranda was arrested for felony kidnapping seven years earlier – an arrest she’d never bothered to tell Russ about…

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About Fran


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For more than three decades, beginning in college, I built a career writing award-winning nonfiction, including eight books about consumer activism and business social responsibility.

But I’ve been writing fiction even longer – since I was four years old. And I’ve finally returned to my lifelong dream with two published novels (so far!) – THE HEIRS in 2018 and now I MEANT TO TELL YOU .....

Fran on Instagram at #hawthornewriter
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