Fran Hasson to hold signings for second book


Fran Hasson, a member of the Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild and Eastern Shore Writers Association, has released her second novel, “Mothers and Other Strangers.”

Like her first book, “Allawe,” the action is set mainly in Fenwick Island and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The same main characters, Vern and Marla Alexander, are involved in a new quest; this one emanates from a family secret and is loaded with guilt, rejection, motherly love, and not-so-motherly love.

The book is available on Amazon.com and at Biblion in Lewes, Browseabout Books in Rehoboth, Float-ors in Fenwick Island, McCabe’s Gourmet Market in South Bethany and Patti’s Hallmark in Millville, as well as several locations in St. Croix.

In addition to local appearances, Hasson plans to do a book signing in St. Croix at Christmas Spoken Here, Undercover Books and the Caribbean Art Museum, where the cover painting, done by Crucian artist Gail Widmer, will be on display. The cover and interior text were designed by Bill Gibbons, a member of the Rabbit Gnaw Critique Group, part of the Eastern Shore Writers Association.

Hasson is a retired teacher who lives in Fenwick Island. She has traveled to more than 40 countries and 25 states but returns to the Delmarva Peninsula and St. Croix to tell her stories. She began the sequel to “Allawe” at the Novels Exploration class taught by Maribeth Fischer and sponsored by Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild.

While “Mothers and Other Strangers” is based on a true incident, most of the action is completely fictitious. She said she has relied on her colleagues from RBWG and the Rabbit Gnaw for validating the believability of some of the events.

Local book signings will take place at the Salisbury Chess Tournament on Nov. 22 at the Holly Center in Salisbury, 926 Snow Hill Road, from 3 to 5 p.m.; Float-ors in Fenwick Island on Nov. 30 from noon to 2 p.m.; at the Super Giant in Millville on Dec. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and at Biblion in Lewes on Dec. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach on Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Contact Fran at allawestx@hotmail.com for further information.