Today, I am SO proud to present a friend who is near and dear to my heart. We met via blogging over a year ago and fell hard and fast for each other. When we met for coffee during FranIAm’s visit to LA, it was as if we’d been friend’s offline for 20-years.


FranIam is an extraordinary dame, she’s deeply spiritual, irreverent, dark, light, funny, wildly intelligent and brutally honest, traits I love about her. Please welcome Dame FranIAm! Thanks Frannylicious.


Tell me about you: Your name, pseudonym, where you’re from and what your read is about?

FranIam is my pseudonym or “nome de blogge”. I was born in the boogie down BX also known as the Bronx, grew up in White Plains NY and now live just a little north of Albany, NY.  My read is about my crazy life and how I live it, about humor, faith, truth and hope.


What does being a woman mean to you?

Good question. I feel like being a woman is about the very seat of all creativity. I do not think that men are superior to women – nor do I think women are superior to men. We are the same yet very different. Being a woman is about evolution and new life – not only through birth, but through art and all kinds of creativity.


Have you, are you, or will you reinvent yourself and, of course, what does reinventing yourself mean to you?

Oh that is a long story for me. In 2007 I finished up a 20 year plus career as a senior executive, I got married for the first time at 49, I became a step mother and I moved north to Albany. Today I am a 51 year old suburban step mom, graduate student in theology, a church secretary, a blogger and writer. So my whole life has changed and reinventing is just the tip of the iceberg. I feel like I am becoming the person I was always meant to be. It is all part of the creative process. And thanks to this process – I know you!



  1. Sweet!

    I loves me some Fran and like to call her Fran You Are.

    Hi Fran!

  2. What a jewel of a woman! Thanks Fran.

  3. Oy gevalt – who is this woman?! Oh wait, it is me?

    (Fran *blushes*)

    All this attention, I am just kev-ELLING. (that is how my 12 yo goyische stepdaughter says it!)

    Thanks for this and I can’t believe how much that photo looks just like me.

  4. Love her, Love her, Love her!

    How can you not!


  5. Shoot, I was going to say something nice, but how do ya follow Maithri’s comment? So…yeah, what Maithri said!

    FranIAm definitely has a clue. A big one.

  6. Yay Fran! I love reinvention. I aspire to it! Nice interview!

  7. FranIAm is an excellent dame. She is a friend I treasure and also is an amazingly articulate and passionate blogger for justice!

  8. threedameswithaclue

    Frannygirl, You are so loved! You’re an incredible dame!

    Katie – one of three

  9. Lovely to meet you Fran!

  10. Fran is the BEST. She absolutely ROCKS.

  11. I have such a mad crush on Fran.
    But with that married name, I may just have to call her Frannie Novowels.

  12. keeping an eye on you

    Yay, how does my nail lacquer look…

    all this just for Jesus

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