Faces Behind the Stones
by Fran Lewis
April 24 – May 19, 2023 Virtual Book Tour
A funeral can evoke sadness on the faces of those attending, especially when they reach the cemetery. Looking at those faces, I begin to wonder what they are thinking, and possibly what they are hiding.
As I scan the tombstones, I contemplate whether many of the faces behind these stones were wronged during their lives and I can hear them speaking to me. They want to tell me how they ended up here. Were they guilty of great evil in their lives, or were they wrongly accused?
Listen as they tell their stories, and chills will run down your spine as you learn: What lies behind the
stones, because each of these voices was silenced in life by the evil of others.
Hear their words…
understand their reasons…
and then decide:
Were the Accusations wrong?
Praise for Accusations:
“Fran Lewis’s newest edition to her Faces Behind the Stones series is something you’ll want to read during the day. If you get in bed planning on reading a few pages until your eyes become weary, it’s not going to happen. You’ll find yourself waking up more and more as the pages turn one by one and the secrets behind so many lives and souls are revealed. For anyone who contemplates death and all it might have in store us, including its raw inevitability, this is a must read.”
~ Vincent Zandri, New York Times and USA Today Thriller and Shamus Award winning writer of The Remains, the Dick Moonlight PI Series, American Prison Break, The Embalmer, The Shroud Key, and his brand new novel Moonlight Kills
These amazing stories from Fran Lewis — like stories from Stephen King or The Twilight Zone — will captivate and haunt you long after you turn the last page. Lewis is a unique storyteller who opens the supernatural door for us to hear the dead tell their spellbinding tales and reveal their secrets. An unforgettable read!
R.G. Belsky, author of the Clare Carlson mystery series
Accusations is eerily captivating … thought provoking… a warning. The stories convey a dark, eye-opening theme—pay attention!
Fran Lewis dives into timeless issues with an almost gothic-style of story-telling that will keep you reading and feeling every story as it unfolds. Fran sends a message in her stories. Can you feel it?
TJ O’Connor, award-winning author of The Hemingway Deception
Once again Ms. Lewis has a hit with Accusations, the fifth book her Faces Behind the Stones series. It’s a surefire hit!
This is the most chilling of her books to date!!!
Karen Vaughan, author of Dead to Writes
Silent Voices speak from the grave in this gothic style collection of short stories by Fran Lewis.
If you ever felt wronged and thought of revenge, one of these characters in Accusations could do the job for you and do it well. And you might find you agree with me that some of the characters deserve what they get.
The atmosphere and characters feel real in these stories and you are drawn in to see what happens next. At times I was there with them in their GRAVES. I read the whole book in two short sittings.
Fran Lewis is one of my go-to authors for great short stories. As a short story writer and reader myself, I was fascinated by the fabulous imagery in this collection.
You will be enthralled by Fran Lewis’ talent. “The Grandmother” is my favorite. This grandmother outwits her three granddaughters and they don’t see it coming.
You can find more stories like these in Fran’s other books; Faces Behind the Stones, Bad Choices and Hidden Truths & Lies. Enjoy this read!
Inside the Author of Accusations:
I’m so excited to share that Fran Lewis, author of Accusations visited with me recently. Here are some highlights from our conversation.
What inspired you to write your first book?
My sister dared me to write my first book. I told her she was going to become famous after I write it. She became Tillie the spoiled but talented sister and I am Berths who at that time was overweight and not very talented in dance. My name is berth is the title of my first book.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
I might add more humor into it and include my cousins who enjoyed making me part of their comments about my nontalented feet. I might add that I was a concert violist and pianist which both were my talent.
Who has impacted your life the most and in what way?
My mom was tough on me and demanded perfection. Mistakes were not allowed and if I did not get 100 percent on a test even 99 I had to write the test over making it perfect. Her standards made me want to never tell her my scores but she found out anyway. Even my homework had to be perfectly done and my aunt had to check it. To this day I try to complete tasks with perfection.
What event in your life do you remember first when asked for a humorous story?
My sister decided to try and see if I had a sense of humor. She knew that I had friends but decided to create a clipboard of questions to ask them when they came over to visit. She even did it when they called. The questions were hysterical and most of my friends knew about the clipboard. They took it in stride and actually learned something about themselves before telling me about it. That was my sister and I miss her every day. It was humorous.
Aww. Thanks for sharing with us, Fran. We so love talking to you and can’t wait to talk again!
Published by: Fideli Publishing
Publication Date: December 2022
Number of Pages: 164
ISBN: 1955622302 (ISBN13: 978-1955622301)
Series: Faces Behind the Stones | Each is a stand-alone set
Book Links: Amazon
Fran worked in the NYC Public Schools as the Reading and Writing Staff Developer for over 36 years. She has three master’s degrees and a PD in Supervision and Administration. Currently, she is a member of Who’s Who of America’s Teachers and Who’s Who of America’s Executives from Cambridge.
She was the musical director for shows in her school and ran the school’s newspaper. Fran writes reviews for authors upon request and for several other sites.
Catch Up With Fran:
Instagram – @berthatillie49
Twitter – @franellena
Facebook – @fran.lewis1
Fran Lewis’ BlogTalk Radio Show
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2 Replies to “Inside the Author of: Accusations”
Fun interview! That was cute about your sister and the clipboard of questions! 🙂
Thank you for the great guest post. Fran