Set to Music and other stories

is connecting with hearts and minds around the world…!

"Edelstein has mastered her craft and tugs at and manipulates your heartstrings … With a wisdom both fresh and mature her stories enlighten and humanize us..."

Please scroll down for Liquid Lunch  interview March 25

The perfect gift for those who love good stories, where unforgettable characters transport, challenge and entertain in journeys filled with suspense, nostalgia, romance and humor.

Set to Music can be ordered:
*Through any bookstore worldwide
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*Or toll-free 1-800-288-4677 x5024

Set to Music is also available through the Canadian library system

Soft cover ISBN: 978-0595-49686-0
Hard cover ISBN: 978-0-595-51993

Fran's interview on That Channel

Note that the interview starts at 135:18 Minutes

Fran Edelstein
author, journalist

Welcome to my website!

Set to Music is my first book – a collection of seven short stories and the fruit of many encounters with people and places that have profoundly affected me, all marinated in a good dose of imagination, fantasy, humour and reflection. I wrote these stories to connect, entertain and challenge, and by all accounts from readers, it seems they are doing just that.

I’m a fiction writer with a past career in journalism. Over the years I’ve written a lot of children’s stories for my grand kids; now I’m writing them for their kids. I also create cartoons, on request, for autistic children under the signature, Story Solutions by Granny Frannie…not necessarily to solve, but to help a child comprehend, accept, and find their way through situations.

I am the wife of a man who keeps me laughing, the mother of three, and a grandmother in my late seventies. I am onto my first novel, which will give re-entrance to one of the characters in the lead story of Set to Music. I won’t tell you what it’s about; it will spoil the surprise. I’ll just say that, through music and the arts, for all nations of this world, is where peace might be found.

I am passionate about storytelling, cooking, painting, conversation and surprises. I love my thesaurus and my trampoline, in that order. I love people best.  I hope to keep you current on my website where I might share my experiences, confide a secret or even share a recipe with you!

Set to Music” launched at historic Gladstone Hotel
On May 6, 2009 just over a hundred well-wishers gathered at Toronto’s Gladstone Hotel to help launch “Set to Music” and hear author Fran Edelstein read from and talk about her first published book of short stories.