ABOUT


Frances Metzman authored a novel, THE CHA-CHA BABES OF PELICAN WAY, (in its 2nd printing, Tree of Life Books, 2018). That novel was a Best Seller on Amazon, and a she won a Pushcart Prize finalist, Best of the Web, and others.

She’s had a short story collection published, February 1, 2012, THE HUNGRY HEART STORIES, (Wilderness House Press) Before that she co-authored and published a novel, UGLY COOKIES (Pella Press). Having published 30 short stories in college and university journals, she, also, addresses panels at various writing conferences (such as; Philadelphia Stories and Marymount Manhattan College, Rosemont College-Push to Publish. In addition to being a free-lance editor, she is fiction editor for Schuylkill Valley Journal. She has given numerous workshops at various universities such as Temple University, Bryn Mawr College, Penn State, Widener and many others. Also, she presently teaches creative writing/memoir workshops at Temple University’s adult program, OLLI where she concentrates on the structure of writing as well as editing the stories presented in the class. At Rosemont College, as an adjunct professor, she taught publishing/writing skills to grad students. She writes many articles that have been published in Online journals such as:

AskMen: Communicating with Women
E Women: Interview Guru of Silicon Valley, Andy Cunningham, 2019
Bustle: Don’t Let Arthritis or Anything Else Keep You From Cha-Chaing Through Life!
Thrive Global; Pushing Your Way Past Childhood Abuse,2018
Boomer Magazine; Positive Body Image as You Age, 2018
FemaleFirst.UK; Women’s Health, Things That May Mean Your Partner Has One Foot Out the Door
Arthritis; Aging and Rocketing Through, 2018
Facebook; Bullying, Cha-Cha Through Life, Romance for the Aging, 2018 and 25 more

Articles, essays, interviews are among the many pieces she has produced. Many deal with aspects of society that influences relationships for all ages. She got her BA at Moore College of Art and her Masters at the University of Pennsylvania as a Social Gerontologist.

Nominated for a Dzanc Books award, and Best of the Web