Aug 012013
 

Mary Fran’s Column
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COLUMN DESCRIPTION:

Granny Panties are as much a state of mind as a giant pair of unmentionables. Wearing mental Granny Panties ages us, makes us cranky and robs us of our right to FUN.  No woman is immune, but Granny Panties aren’t inevitable as long as we live life with a healthy sense of humor and determination to make the most of every day. Read along as Mary Fran Bontempo shows us how it’s done ladies!  An award winning author, humorist, speaker and teacher, Mary Fran has been writing for and about women for over 25 years.  Her second book, Not Ready For Granny Panties–The 11 Commandments for Avoiding Granny Panties, was published in fall, 2012. Her work has received notable mention by the Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop and Humor Press, among others

BIO:

Award winning author, humorist, speaker and teacher Mary Fran Bontempo has been writing for and about women for over 25 years. With wit and humor, she delivers a message that inspires women to make themselves a priority in their own lives and grab their fair share of joy as they meet life’s challenges head-on.

A former newspaper columnist (until newspapers went the way of the dinosaur), Mary Fran realized that she’d have to do some reinventing in her writing life; that’s when she created Not Ready For Granny Panties—starting with a blog, then a book and finally a lifestyle.

The reinvention taught Mary Fran that not only could an “old dog” learn new and interesting tricks, but there was fun to be had in the process—a message she shares with readers eager to learn how to remain relevant and embrace life in a rapidly changing world.

Published in fall, 2012, Mary Fran’s second book, Not Ready For Granny Panties—The 11 Commandments for Avoiding Granny Panties, offers readers a new “bible” to help women reclaim their lives, their vitality and their fun. With commandments like “Thou Shalt Fuhgeddaboudit,” “Thou Shalt Scare Thyself,” and “Thou Shalt Not Wear Elastic Waist Pants,” readers embark on a hilarious ride that also provides sound advice for living life in the middle years to the fullest.

Mary Fran’s first book, Everyday Adventures or, As My Husband Says, “Lies, Lies and More Lies,” was published in 2007.Her work has received notable mention by the Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop and Humor Press, among others. She speaks frequently at women’s events and writer’s seminars and currently writes for her blog, Not Ready For Granny Panties.  Both of her books are available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com.

Mary Fran is delighted to be a part of the Women’s Voices Magazine family!

 

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