Fran Laniado

Freelance Writer




Fran Laniado's review of Adam R. Brown's Astral Dawn

Review: Astral Dawn: The End of Paradise by Fran Laniado If anyone were to ask Caspian Knoll what he was doing with his life, he'd probably have tough time coming up with an answer. At twenty-two he works a low paying dead end job, and lives with his parents.

Fran Laniado on Arthur Gonzalez' Photo Traveler

The divide between literature for older children and literature for adults has gotten much smaller than it once was, in the past decade; and the gap between books intended for adults and those intended for teens is smaller still. In the sci-fi/fantasy genre it is perhaps at it's smallest; with adults devouring the latest Harry...

Fran Laniado reviews G.X. Chen's Forget Me Not: A Love Story of the East

Fran Laniado Forget Me Not by Grace Chen I have to admit to knowing very little about twentieth-century Chinese history . Before I read G.X.Chen's novel Forget Me Not, set in the second half of the twentieth century (during and after China's Cultural Revolution ) I knew even less.

Fran Laniado on Michelle Bellon's Rogue Alliance

The first thing to give author Michelle Bellon credit for, is knowing how to grab her reader's attention right away. Her novel, Rogue Alliance, opens in a facility known only as "The Institute". There, a man is imprisoned. He cannot remember his name, how he got there, or who he was before.


Judy Blume & You

But Judy Blume was no stranger to scandal. I was given a copy of Are You There God? It's Me Margaret for a pre-teen birthday (I think I was about ten) and encountered a character who was searching for a sense of identity and belonging.

Issue 16

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu's millions of monthly readers. Title: Issue 16, Author: Unread, Name: Issue 16, Length: 187 pages, Page: 54, Published: 2019-04-14