I Googled myself.
When my webmaster told me to write a bio, I looked to see
what readers could already learn from the Internet.
According to Google, Fran Rizer:
Oops! That last one was a different Fran Rizer.
- published articles in many magazines, including
Bluegrass Unlimited and Bluegrass Now
- won awards in photography, including photo-essay
Sequence of a Smile
- co-authored scientific nature studies for Clemson University
- won several fiction and poetry writing contests
including Augusta Arts Council
- wrote songs that were published, recorded, and received
radio airplay, but no hits yet
- signed a three-book contract with Berkley Prime Crime in
2006 for the Callie Parrish Mystery Series; the first one
being A Tisket, A Tasket, A Fancy Stolen Casket to be
released October 2, 2007
- graduated from high school in 1942 and died about ten
To paraphrase Mark Twain, "The rumors of my death were
greatly exaggerated." The first six do refer to me, the
Fran Rizer who writes Callie Parrish mysteries. Google also
lists places to buy my books and several places that authors
I met in New York at the 2007 Mystery Writers of America
Edgars Awards have been kind enough to write about me.
What else would you like to know? I was born in South
Carolina on December twelfth and stayed here. Callie
Parrish came to life after I retired from twenty-five years'
teaching in public schools. My family includes my mother,
two sons, and one grandson, who also loves to write.
To learn more, e-mail me or contact me through the
Guestbook. I'll answer most questions including the color
du jour of Callie's or my hair or Callie's age, but not mine.
Casket Case, October 2008
Hey Diddle Diddle, the Corpse and the Fiddle, March 2008
A Tisket, A Tasket, A Fancy Stolen Casket, October 2007