Live Chat on Reddit
November 14, 2002  
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Dear Reader

“What My Hair Taught Me”
November 15, 2022

The Enlightenment podcast with Lauri Schoenfeld

December 8 (live), 2 pm ET



“Five Ways to Set the Scene Quickly and Subtly”

November 11

WOW! Women on Writing The Muffin's Friday Speak Out: Never Say "She Saw"


Focused on Writing podcast with David Edward

Novel Network

“My Four Book Clubs”


Story Circle Network

“Can a Journalist Really Write Fiction?”


Literary Prospects podcast with Kelley Vick
November 16, 2022

The Writer's Story podcast with Meredith Cole and Kristin Swenson

Neon Woman podcast with Chloe Ings

November 11



“25 Authors and What They’re Thankful For”

November 19


#badasswriters podcast with Kathleen Foxx
November 18, 2022

Law You Should Know WHPC Radio 90.3 FM with Ken Landau

October 26


DIY MFA podcast

December 14

WOW! Women on Writing. The Muffin's Friday Speak Out: When Your Setting Is a Famous City That Readers Think They Know (But They Don't)

Suzy Approved Book Tours

November 3 -- December 10, 2022

... Stay tuned for further podcasts, blogposts, and more!



"...complex, evocative and nuanced....the richly-drawn characters in I Meant To Tell You are both wholly human and wholly believable; humor and pathos seamlessly intertwine in this resonant and revealing narrative"-- The Indypendent newspaper, September 25, 2022


“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


“Fran Hawthorne has written a wise, kind, and above all compassionate novel about the secrets we keep and the judgments we make.” —Yona Zeldis McDonough, Fiction Editor of Lilith 


I Meant to Tell You opens with a white lie, a small dishonesty. But it widens to reveal that the people we think we know may all be hiding behind convenient mistruths. In that way it is a compelling portrait of our times, stuffed with richly drawn characters and alive with sharp and glimmering prose. A literary page-turner.” —Brian Castleberry, author of Nine Shiny Objects (long-listed for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction)


“An absorbing, beautifully told story about how tenaciously we hang onto family myths --and how, once one secret is revealed, other truths come into the light.” —Janice Steinberg, author of The Tin Horse (winner, San Diego Book Award)