Profile: Fran Brady

About This Author

After many years working in community development and charity management, Fran began writing creatively in 2006. her first two novels drew heavily upon childhood and youthful memories and characters. Her third novel, Eleanor's Journey is an analysis of the nature of lifelong friendship and its survival under pressure. In her fourth novel, The Ghost of Erraid, due out in early 2017, she moves into the realm historical and supernatural events and legends, having spent two years researching before beginning the creative process. This novel centres around a lighthouse family in the 1920s on the Hebridean island of Mull and draws upon Jacobite legends and Druidic myths. in addition to these longer works, she has a laptop full of short stories, poems and memoir pieces, mostly the result of membership of two lively writing groups. She regularly uploads new writing onto her website and also blogs there: She is a monthly blogger on the indy authors' website, 'Authors Electric', edits 'WordWise', the quarterly magazine of the Scottish Fellowship of Christian Writers, and has curated 'Loch Lights 2016', an anthology of pieces from one of her writing groups. Increasingly, with experience, she finds herself mentoring and encouraging new and/or less confident writers and finds this very satisfying. Fran has three daughters and a stepson who have, to her delight, provided seven grandchildren. She lives in a village in West Lothian, close to Edinburgh, with her husband and an elderly dog.

This Author's Books

It is 1954 and the women of a Scottish mining community are poised to take it forward into the second half of the twentieth century with or without help from their men. This year in the life of three couples exposes their facades and their secrets, their ....
ISBN: 9781908895455
Published: 27 January 2012
We all have parallel tracks running through our lives. This is a story of what happens when they collide, a psychological drama about a small group of women from disparate backgrounds who have grown to know each other through decades of protest campaigns ....
ISBN: 9781786975157
Published: 2 December 2016
The recent assassination of JFK in America. Harold Wilson just coming into government in Britain. Amazing new machines called computers. And a hot new pop group from Liverpool. It is 1964 and the swinging sixties are even beginning to reach Scotland. Two ....
ISBN: 9781788763219
Published: 18 April 2018
In 1924, the Galway family - Robert, Maggie, and their children, Liza (12) and Gerry (9) – move to live on Erraid, a tiny, causeway island off the south tip of the Hebridean Isle of Mull. Robert is taking up a new post as one of the keepers on the lightho....
ISBN: 9781786977311
Published: 27 June 2017
Fran Brady has collected and collated dozens of memories from the years in which the CLAN movement (Christians Linked Across the Nation) was so important to so many people in Scotland. CLAN was a place . . . of worship and prayer; of safety and belonging;....
ISBN: 9781786978882
Published: 8 July 2017