Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Francine Barish-Stern has been an author for over 30 years, and has received numerous awards for poetry and short stories. Her “Rainbow City” won first place and was published in “The Arts Newspaper.” She has written many articles for newspapers and magazines and has worked on over 13 books including, “TELL IT TO THE FUTURE” and “NEW HORIZONS.” She has recently finished her first full length novel “Code 47 to B R EV Force.” Francine has developed writing programs for all ages and has created and designed materials for numerous businesses. She teaches writing, acting and co- wrote and produced, the play, “The WE Nobody Knows” for Crown Players. Over the years, she has expanded to teaching writing and has worked with many authors editing their books. Recently Francine co-wrote “How to Write from an Idea to Your Finished Story. “ She has also turned her love of writing to children and is currently tutoring children to develop their imaginations into brilliantly told stories.
Also an accomplished business writer, she has specialized in seminars on telemarketing.
Francine has recently added photography to her creative interests and has won a major prize for her first exhibit. Recently, her photograph, “Falls at the Bridge” was exhibited at the Art Museum of Western Virginia. All her art work are reproduced exclusively as Art on Gold.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Code 47 to BREV Force was originally written to encourage my sons to read instead of playing computer games
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I see my stories in my mind
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Ayn Rand, Clive Cussler, Sheldon Leonard,
What are you working on now?
Just finished “How to Write From an Idea to a Finished Story,” and will be starting another fiction book about immigrants coming to this county in the late 1800’s
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
word of mouth
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Let a professional edit your work and review it – not family or friends
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
You can’t possibly edit your own work
What are you reading now?
A not as yet published manuscript for a historical fiction called Eatons
What’s next for you as a writer?
Beginning work on a new book
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Atlas Shrugged, Fountainhead and that’s like taking 4 or more books
Author Websites and Profiles
F Barish-Stern Website