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Frances Gilbert interviewed on The IndieTribe 0

IndieTribe editor Charlie Bray chats with Frances Gilbert.   Read the interview on The Indie Tribe



New! Great review on The Reading Tub 0

The Cookie Thief  just received a very nice review up on The Reading Tub  –  Read the review 



Great review for She Should Have Come for Me 0

The IndieTribe , an independent books website based in the UK, gave “She Should Have Come For Me” a great review:

“She Should Have Come For Me  is a brilliant, twenty three page novella which you will find extremely difficult, if not impossible, to put down.It is exceptionally well written and is concerned with the closed door relationship between two adults and their two dogs. It is a very unusual psychological thriller that has the reader clinging to every word of the narration….  Read the entire review on theindietribe.com

Monte Cristo ready for Frances Gilbert, plus Artwork by Ben Quesnel 0

Monte Cristo Bookshop is all ready for Frances Gilbert’s reading this Saturday, May 11th.  They’ve set up a very nice display of the artwork bby Ben Quesnel for “The Cookie Thief” and “Today the Teacher Changed our Seats”  – books AND artwork will be on sale. Hope you can make it!  11 a.m. at Monte Cristo Bookshop, 13 Washington Street, New London, CT

frances gilbert book with Ben Quesnel Artword

Frances Gilbert books with Ben Quesnel Artwork at the Monte Cristo Bookshop, New London, CT

“Where is She Now” one of Top 10 Indie Reads from IndieTribe 0

IndieTribe, a UK-based independent book resource, has included France Gilbert’s “Where is She Now” in the Top 10 Indie reads for Summer. Check out the review and other Indie reads! Ten Indie Books for Summer

Set in the UK, “Where is She Now” is a satisfying read, rich in detail and description with a surprise ending.

Frances Gilbert has been called a master writer (Ina Chadwick in Connecticut Muse – Winter 2009 )
and Nina Sankovitch (readallday.org 2010) put this book in her favorite mysteries category and said it is a stunning psychological thriller, a wonderful novel that left her “gasping and roiling, breathless and blown away.”




She Should Have Come for Me – short fiction for adults 0

This novella is a dark thriller for adults told from a unique perspective.  Available for download on Kindle.

Kindle: She Should Have Come for Me

Where is She Now? – Short fiction for adults

Where is She Now? – Short fiction for adults 0

Rosemary wants only to feel the calm promised in the hymns of her childhood, she wants to ‘lay down her burden and enter in.’ Cradling her green pocket book wrapped in an old green shawl, she wanders through her daily life with her husband Brian, her traumatized self, and her alter ego, the bossy and competent Anna. Something has happened in the past, centering on her baby, but Rosemary can’t quite remember what it was. And where is the baby now?

As she oscillates between rational and delusional spells she seeks validation and support from the inanimate objects around her, the cups on the shelf, the knobs on the bedposts, the books in the bookcase, and the houses lining the streets. In her conversations with them we see a Rosemary who is not quite as deranged as she seems, and a Brian, not quite as supportive as he would like to have you believe.

The book is set in a fictional amalgam of two small English towns.

Read the review by Nina Sankovitch

Available from Amazon.com

FG coming to Monte Cristo Bookshop, New London May 11 0

Frances Gilbert will be reading “Today the Teacher Changed our Seats” and  “The Cookie Thief” and showing the original art work  from those two works.  Come, bring the kids, bring a friend and support  independent book stores.

Find out more about Monte Cristo Book Shop here: http://www.montecristobookshop.com/

Appearance at Torrington Library Summer Author Expo 0

Frances Gilbert was selected to showcase her work at the Torrington Library’s Summer Author Expo on July 25th , 2012 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

To find out more and for directions to the Torrington Library, click here .

New! Shop on Amazon direct from Frances Gilbert Books 0

Frances Gilbert Books is now a listed seller on Amazon.com.  You can purchase her books directly from the publisher at a discount from the AuthorHouse rate.    Visit her Virtual Storefront now!

Frances Gilbert Books