Fran Kimmel writes and teaches in Central Alberta. Her work has appeared in literary journals across Canada.

Fran's debut novel, The Shore Girl, won the 2013 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award and was selected as a Canada Reads Top 40 book.


In a literary world that's becoming more akin to Hollywood every day, a book like Kimmel's -- one that asks a little from its readers -- should be held dear.
Rick MacDonnell, Canon Fodder

Latest News

  • Dear freelancers: Looking for a chance to hone your pitching skills and meet with top editors?  Check out this cool How to Pitch & Pitchfest series in late November.

  • Congratulations to Laurel Deedrick-Mayne, whose first novel A Wake for the Dreamland took home this year's $10,000 Alberta Readers Choice Award.

  • The 2016 Alberta Literary Awards were announced at a dazzling gala in Calgary on June 4. What a thrill to celebrate with all these great writers.

  • Delighted to discuss writing with Alex Custodio of Soliloquies published by Concordia University.

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