Fran Kimmel writes and teaches in Central Alberta. Her work has appeared in literary journals across Canada.

Fran's debut novel, The Shore Girl, won the 2013 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award and was selected as a Canada Reads Top 40 book. Her second book, No Good Asking, has become a book club favourite and is published internationally.  


In a literary world that's becoming more akin to Hollywood every day, a book like Kimmel's--one one that asks a little from its readers--should be held dear.
Rick MacDonnell, Canon Fodder

Latest News

  • I'm thrilled to lead our Fiction Bootcamp: Level 2 starting on March 1. We have a vibrant writing community here in Lacombe, and I can't wait to workshop all the new pages. 

  • Canada Reads is back with an exciting list of contenders. Be sure to get your hands on these books before the debates begin on March 27.

  • Alberta's own Suzette Mayr takes home the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her extraordinary novel, THE SLEEPING CAR PORTER. 

  • Hear from some wonderful Alberta authors on the Writers Guild of Alberta YouTube channel


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