About Francis Sparks
Main Genre: Fiction
Additional Genre(s): Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Francis Sparks grew up on a farm in Iowa where he spent his days avoiding bulls and other livestock as he created castles in the pasture with odds and ends from the machine shed and his imagination.In middle school, he fell in love with reading when he discovered TSR/Wizard of the Coast’s treasure trove of fantasy novels and he began to dream of one day becoming a writer. Working as a librarian’s assistant in college, he stumbled upon The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler and quickly devoured all of his novels and Francis’s love of the mystery/detective story was born.
In his early thirties, Francis began chasing his dream of becoming an author and began writing seriously. That dream came true when his debut novel Made Safe was signed by Pandamoon Publishing in late 2015. Francis Sparks currently lives in Des Moines, Iowa with his amazing wife, Kelly. If he’s not working on his next novel or short story, you can find him teaching his children about dragons.
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Francis Sparks also writes crime, mystery, thriller.
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About Imagine Other Worlds with Authors
Imagine Other Worlds with Authors (I.O.W.A.), a multi-author, multi-genre book signing event, is the brainchild author Aaron Bunce, a member of Writers Anonymous, a group of word addicts from the Cedar Rapids Metro area and beyond. Our first event was held in 2016 at Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Join us at this year’s event on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Marion Columbus Club at 5650 Kacena Avenue in Marion, Iowa from 10 AM to 3 PM. The event is free and open to the public.