Frances Webb is an author, poet and memoir writer who has published multiple short stories, poetries, fiction and novels. Frances was raised in northern New Jersey where at the young age of nine was called by a teacher as a “writer” and was convinced that exaggerations, when writing a story or a dialogue was okay.
She attended a college in Tennessee for two years, came back to Philadelphia and the New York area and graduated from Columbia University. After a few years, Frances got married and had her four daughters, still knowing that she is destined to be a writer. She pursued her love for writing and started publishing a few short stories, she then returned to Columbia University receiving an MFA from the School of the Arts.
With the success of her published works, she has been featured on several journals including TNR, Feminist Studies, Confrontation, Wind, Iowa Review, The Antioch Review, The Literary Review and Northwest Review as well as in the Travel Section of The New York Times.
Due to her works, Frances received a Fellowship Residency Award at Millay Colony for the Arts as well as a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, two PSC/CUNY Research/Creative Arts awards and a listing in Stories of Distinction in Best American Short Stories.
Frances is also an award winning writer. She placed first in Contemporary Short Story Category at Philadelphia Writer’s Conference back in 2004 in Philadelphia, PA.
Her published book “Come to a Memory: Joab’s Story/Lila’s Story” has the similar town where she lived before and had a generally happy childhood, she was also inspired to write the book because of the experience she had with World War II and how it affected her life.
Now, Frances lives in Philadelphia suburb with her husband, her four daughters lives nearby and she is blessed to have grandchildren and great grandchildren.