I’d like to use today’s post to introduce you to


a new magazine, written by authors for authors. It includes reviews, writing tips and other articles and covers both independent and traditionally published authors.

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The first issue had interviews with Jon Land, Steve Berry and R.J. Ellory. It also contained two reviews I have written. The magazine is founded by Fran Lewis, accomplished author and relentless supporter of other authors.

Today the second edition went live and three of my reviews / interviews can be found there


MJ Magazin is dedicated to MJ, the Fran’s late sister Marcia Joyce:

“My sister was the sunshine on a cloudy day. She was the most upbeat person I have ever met. No matter what bothered her she always had a smile. She was the office manager of Island Sports Medicine and ran that office better than a General in the army. She cared for the doctors but she cared and nurtured her staff. Birthdays, holidays, special occasions were celebrated. I should know because we wrote the poems together.”

[Fran also wrote a book inspired by her relationship to MJ: “Bertha and Tillie – Sisters Forever” is filled with stories based on real life events experienced by the author and her sister, Marcia Joyce.]

Authors are encouraged to read the magazine and then send their writing for possible inclusion in the next issue.

Find the Magazin on Smashwords:


on Amazon: http://bookShow.me/B00EHKW020

And find Fran Lewis on Amazon

Biography: Fran Lewis

Born in the South Bronx, I grew up with people from many ethnic backgrounds. I learned to play and work with children in my school that came from other countries and different places.

I was always over weight as a child and got picked on a lot by the other children in my class and even my teachers. I found it hard to do many of the sporting activities that my sister and cousins could do. I learned at an early age that kids can be mean and I promised myself that I would never retaliate or do mean things to other kids in return.

When I decided to write my short stories I realized that I had a lot to say about my youth and in both of my books I tell about a ten year old girl named Bertha who learns to deal with real life issues kids face today at home and in school. I write reviews for other sites and I wrote three children’s books and currently writing one on Alzheimer’s Disease.

As an educator I the New York City Public Schools for over 36 years, I realized just how unique and precious our children are. I was the reading and writing staff developer in my school and the dean. I loved the children and had the respect of my fellow teachers and parents.

Teaching children to read was really very rewarding and introducing them to writing and creating their own stories was exciting for the students. I am a member of WhosWho of America’s Executives and Professionals as well as a member of WhosWho of America’s Teachers. I am the author of three children’s books and my fourth entitled Memories Are Precious: Alzheimer’s Journey: Ruth’s Story will be out next month. I am currently writing my fourth Bertha Book and a second on cognitive ways to keep your brain alert. The tentative title is Sharp as a Tack or Scrambled Eggs: Which Describes Your Brain. This book will deal with how we should help those who are seniors keep their minds and bodies active as well as ways to help delay dementia and Alzheimer’s.

I review books for Manic Readers, I justfinished.com and BookPleasures.com. I review books for authors upon request and would love to get paid for doing my reviews. There are publicists that send me books to review and that get paid for my reviews. I wrote five books that are self-published and I am going to complete one book children’s book and one based on a true story.

I host two radio shows on Red River Radio. The first is a book discussion where I interview or ask authors questions about their writing and books along with a book club panel to ask additional questions. I am going to host a show for children’s and Ya authors starting in August. I have been interviewed many times. I will be interviewed on D’s Roundtable on August 19th at and page Page Readers on Sept. 27th at three. My book discussion show is the third Wed. of every month at one eastern and my children’s author’s show will be four times a year. I am also going to interview Dr. Kenneth Weene on Sept. 21st at four. I had to reschedule the interview due to personal reasons. We will discuss the inside scoop about insane asylums and his career working in one plus his book Memoirs from an Asylum.

I hope this gives you a picture of what I do. Fran

I am a reading and writing staff developer and I worked with children with reading and writing disabilities.