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, is available online and in fine bookstores now. 


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

Latest News

  • The Alberta Literary Awards Finalists have just been announced, and No Good Asking has been shortlisted for the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction. Celebration time!

  • Spring is here and some new book clubs have cropped up. I’ll be at the Readers’ Circle Special Event in Stettler on April 30th and can’t wait to meet with these folks. Everyone welcome.  

  • Listen to why Hoopla Digital Book Club has chosen No Good Asking as your next book club read.

  • No Good Asking is now available as an audio book narrated by the talented Tracey Hoyt and Jonathan Watton.

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