I'm trying to get Shattered Lies into other languages abroad. Stay tuned for updates....


        June 9, 2019 and for the rest of  a week, I'm guesting at 50 Authors from 50 States: Mississippi: The Birthplace of America’s Music by: …  

      I hope  you'll stop by and visit: Stop at 50 Authors from 50 States this week to visit Mississippi and share the world of S.J. Francis.  Leave a comment if you’d like to have a chance at an S.J. Francis novel!  

       March 23, 2017: I just received word that Shattered Lies is now a library book available for takeout in the Jackson-Hinds Library System in Jackson, Mississippi. That's fifteen (15) libraries to borrow the book, as well as the B.S. Ricks Memorial Library in Yazoo City, MS

     Find a copy at the Eudora Welty Library-Here is the library link for you:


      February 25, 2017: I just received word that my debut novel, Shattered Lies is a Finalist in the U.K. contest: The 2016 Wishing Shelf  Independent Book Awards. 


      December 20, 2016: I just received an email that Shattered Lies was a Winner in the Fall 2016 NABE Pinnacle Book Acheivement  Awards in Women's Fiction.

      Did you hear that Shattered Lies is a Runner-Up in the 2016 Shelf Unbound Book Award Competition.

      Did you know that Shattered Lies was on exhibit at the 2016 Frankfurt Book The most important industry event of the year: From 19-23 October 2016.




















     **Did U stop by the Rave Reviews Book Club's Back to School Book Blog Block Party  for a chance to win a daily prize from Great Authors across the Globe. Everyone was  Welcome! Opened to the public:








     TAKE NOTE: My Stop on the Blog Block Party was on August 22, 2016. I had some    really great prizes. Thank you to everyone that stopped by!  It was greatly appreciated  and nice to see so many of you, fellow RRBC members and non-members. You can find  the list of my blog post winners here:




   For those in Mississippi, on Sunday, Dec. 13th, 2015, I participated in the Jackson-Hinds Library Writer's Festival where I spoke about writing, and signed/sold  some personally sighed paperback copies of Shattered Lies.  The address was: 300 N State St, Jackson, MS 39201 · (601) 968-5810  Admission was free & everyone was welcome! I was just one of over a dozen authors that visited. Perhaps, I'll see some of you there this year. Thanks to those that entered my book giveaway. And the winners for this giveaway were Alice T. and Therese A. Thanks for your support! Hope you enjoy Shattered Lies!



        To those sufferers of Polycystic Kidney disease, adults and children, and their families, we will one day find a cure. I will help get toward that goal by donating ten percent of this book’s sales to the Polycystic Kidney Foundation in order to help this fight. For more information about this insidious disease:


           Shattered Lies is on Reading Alley to read as a free e-book in exchange for a fair and honest review.


           To my fellow residents of the beautiful state of Mississippi: I donated two copies of Shattered Lies to the local library and they are now in circulation effective Nov. 3rd, 2015.  They are currently located at B. S. Ricks Memorial Library in Yazoo City, MS in Adult, New Fiction.  FYI: B.S. Ricks Memorial Library is the oldest library in the state of Mississippi.


          Shattered Lies is available to purchase just about anywhere on-line at Amazon, Smash words,, Kobo, Black Opal Books, and independent booksellers. If your books store doesn't carry it, you can always ask them to order it for you.


          On Oct. 24th, 2015, Shattered Lies was officially released for sale to on-line retailers and independent booksellers. 


         My Blog Tour for the release of Shattered Lies is over. It officially ran from October 17th, 2015 until December 17th, 2015 for the book's official release.  Check here at the top of the page under the BIO tab for the Blog Tour Schedule and website links where you can check out the blog posts.  


          Wishing everyone a safe and wonderful holiday! Stay safe. Be happy. Show compassion. Thank you for visiting! Can you believe that another year is soon to end? Unbelievable!




        Hello again! Thanks to all the wonderful people that supported the Thunderclap campaign for the launch of my debut novel, Shattered Lies. Did you help support my thunderclap campaign? Thank you!! The campaign ended on Oct. 29, 2015 and

I'm pleased to say that my Thunderclap campaign went out with a big clap to over 100,000 followers across facebook, twitter and tumblr at noon on Oct. 29, 2015 all thanks to you..

        Thanks again for your support!!  I couldn't have done any of this without you. It was greatly appreciated!



         THE 2015 Authorsdb BOOK COVER CONTEST: Did you vote for my cover? And the results are:


          Hello again!


          Did you vote for my book cover in the 2015 Best Book Cover contest on authorsdb?  The voting for the first round ended on Oct. 23rd, 2015 and I'm pleased to announce that because of your  support with your votes, my book cover for Shattered Lies made into into the semi-finalist rounds. The next round of voting to get into the final round ended on Nov. 5th. On Nov. 18th authorsdb announced the finalists. Unfortunately, though my book cover received a lot of votes, thirty three in all, my cover did not make it into the final round. I want to thank each and every one of you that voted for me with a BIG thank you for voting for my first and original book cover. You all made it possible to get any badge. Please do check out the cover below with the semi-finalist ribbon on it. Cool, huh? Would love to hear what you think of it?


           Thanks again for your support. I greatly appreciate it. 


            Here's the link to view the 2015 book cover contest:…/20090-shattered-lies


            FYI: The NEW book Cover for Shattered Lies has been entered into the authorsDB 2016 Best Book Cover contest. Hopefully, this one will do better. Please check back as details emerge.


             Cheers! Thanks again so much for your support!!!!

             S.J. Francis 




       March 23, 2017: Shattered Lies is now available to borrow at any of the fifteen branches of the Jackson-Hinds Library System in  Mississippi. Just ask a librarian.


       Feburary 25, 2017: Shattered Lies is a Finalist in the U.K. contest: The 2016 Wishing Shelf  Independent Book Awards. 


      December 20, 2016: Shattered Lies was a Winner in the Fall 2016 NABE Pinnacle Book Acheivement  Awards in Women's Fiction.


      November 11, 2016:  Shattered Lies is a Runner-Up in the 2016 Shelf Unbound Book Award  Competition.


      October 19-23rd, 2016: Shattered Lies was on exhibit at the 2016 Frankfurt Book. The most important industry event of the year:  From 19-23 October 2016.  There are many reasons to visit the Frankfurt Book Fair - whether as an exhibitor or as a trade or private visitior.  Nowhere else does the industry show itself in a more multifaceted, innovative and international light. For these five days in October, it is THE  PLACE TO BE. The place for Shattered Lies exhibit is Booth 6.OB15.


     September 12, 2016: By now all my prizes from the RRBC Blog Party have been sent out to the winners.  Hopefully, all the winners  have received their prizes. If not, please do not hesitate to drop me a line.


     August 22nd, 2016: Today is my day to host the RRBC Blog Party at my writing blog. Be sure to stop by and leave a comment on my blog for a chance to win one of five prizes I'm offering. Hope to see you there:


      August 1 to 31, 2016: I'm visiting with various authors across the globe at the Rave Reviews Back to School Book Blog Block Party: Open to the Public-Everyone is Welcome-GREAT Daily Prizes by Great Indie Authors. Be sure to stop by for your chance to win one of the daily prizes: … …


      February 2016: In honor of Black History Month and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I ran a sales promotion for Shattered Lies e-books on all on-line retailer websites in Australia, Canada, U.K. and U.S.A..


     December 13th, 2015 I spent time at the 2nd annual Jackson-Hinds Library Writer's Festival. Three newspapers covered the event, took photos and interviewed authors.


      December 7, 2015:  On Monday, Shattered Lies ebook was made available for free on Melissa Snark's The Snarkology Read to Review Newsletter. No strings. All you had to do was sign up. All I asked was for a fair & honest review posted on amazon and goodreads in exchange.


      December 4th to Dec. 8th, 2015 I'm running a sales promotion for Shattered Lies e-books on almost all on-line retailer websites in Australia, Canada, U.K. and U.S.A. Check your favorite retailer to see if they comply. .99cents in U.S., .099pence in U.K., and $1.32 Can in Canada, $1.32 AUS.. That's 74% off the original price. Just in time for the holidays!


     November 30, 2015, I spent an hour in an author takeover with The Book Enthusiast Promotions from 3:00 to 4:00pm EST:    It was fun and the first time I ever did anything like this. Just like I tell

     students, you learn something new every day if you’re willing to do so. Thanks for all those that took the time to visit and leave

    comments there and on my website. It was my pleasure meeting each and every one of you.

     Good Luck in the giveaway!


     November 21, 2015 Shattered Lies is now offered as a pick in your choice of 100 hundred books to choose from in the monthly giveaway on     My author page is now on-line.


      November 21, 2015 Shattered Lies received a five star Media review by a Reader's Favorite Book reviewer. See reviews for the full review. 

  November 11, 2015 Shattered Lies is now available on NetGalley to read as an e-book and leave a review for it: 



      November 10, 2015 My Blog Tour resumes today and runs through mid-December 2015. You can check for my schedule here on my website under Blog Tour. Click on the tab above.


      November 3, 2015, I donated two copies of Shattered Lies to the local library and they are now in circulation.  They are currently     located at the B. S. Ricks Memorial Library in Yazoo City, MS in Adult, New Fiction:,0,20,0,1,bks,1/11/0    


      November 3, 2015 my author page on Goodreads is now on-line:


      November 1, 2015 My Book Cover for Shattered Lies is a semi-finalist in the authorsdb 2015 Book Cover Contest.


      October 29, 2015 Thunderclap campaign for launch of Shattered Lies ended at noon and went out on social media to over 100,000 followers with a BIG clap! Thanks for your support!


      October 26, 2015  Shattered Lies is now available on Reading Alley to read as an e-book and leave a review for it:


      October 24, 2015, My debut novel, Shattered Lies is officially released today, Saturday to all on-line retailes and indie booksellers. Yay! Woo hoo!


      October 17, 2015 My blog tour begins on-line. Thanks to all those participating and hosting me! Greatly appreciated!!


      October 15, 2015 I just launched a Thunderclap campaign for the release of Shattered Lies. Campaign ends Oct. 29th.


      October 15, 2015 Entered the authorsdb Book Cover contest for 2015 with the cover for Shattered Lies. Preliminary voting ends Oct. 23rd.


      October 14, 2015 My author listing at authorsdb is now on-line.


      October 13, 2015 Third purchase links to pre-order Shattered Lives on Smashwords.


   October 11, 2015 My Author Page at Amazon goes live and on-line. Check it out here:


      October 11, 2015 Second purchase links to pre-order Shattered Lives on Kindle goes live at Amazon.


   October 10, 2015 First purchase links to pre-order Shattered Lives goes live at Black Opal books.


     October 10, 2015 Just received my ARC copy for Shattered Lies.


      September 29, 2015:  I'm busy at work organizing my schedule for a blog tour in preparation for release of Shattered Lies. I will post the schedule when it is ready. Hopefully, you'll all take the time and come visit me there. So far, my blog tour will begin on October 19, 2015 with a visit at host Martha Graham-Walton's website.

      Stay tuned for more updates.


      September 27, 2015: I am busy at work trying to schedule a blog tour for the release of Shattered Lies. Keep your fingers crossed.


     September 24, 2015: I finally finished designing my final book cover for Shattered Lies. For your convenience it is posted on this website. Can you guess what the book is about without reading the synopsis?


     September 22, 2015: I just received my galleys for Shattered Lies from my publisher to review and edit, if necessary. This is the first time that I get to see exactly what my book will look like when it is printed up and it looks so cool.


      September 19, 2015: I'm so sad to hear of the death of Ms. Jackie Collins, Kick-Ass Writer. She that helped me regain my passion for writing when I thought I had lost it. She was a fantastic story teller. She was an inspiration. She had a passion for writing that was contagious and will be sorely missed by many. Thank you, Ms. Jackie Collins. Thanks for your encouragement when I needed it most! Rest in peace. I send my deepest condolences to her family.


     September 15, 2015: Just a word of note: My second edits finally arrived my my publisher, Black Opal Books, which I finally finished and returned.  Thus, my debut novel, Shattered Lies finall has a release date. Woo Hoo! The scheduled release date is October 24, 2015 and needless to say, I'm very excited. On that vein, I will be very busy over the next couple of days editing my Shattered Lies, going back and forth with my  publisher, posting to my blogs, getting to learn WIX and everything else that writing and life happens to throw my way.



     Stay tuned.....Thanks again for visitng. I'm so glad you stopped by.


Shattered Lies My debut novel....

My debut novel, Shattered Lies reflect our times, our prejudices, our loves, and our mistrusts, also our hopes, our dreams, even our worst nightmares.

She wants to know the truth, but some secrets might be better left alone…

Kate Thayer has a good life as a veterinarian, running the family horse farm—until she uncovers an act of unimaginable treachery by those she trusted most and learns that everything she knew about herself was a lie. Her paternal grandmother, the woman who raised her, is behind a number of devastating secrets Kate is compelled to discover. But the deeper she digs, the more betrayal she finds, changing her life in ways she could have never foreseen.



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