Mia Frances is the pen name of author Mary Vigliante Szydlowski. She writes across several genres under this pseudonym and others.
In addition to her erotic romance murder mystery thriller series IN HIS KEEPING: TAKEN, BANISHED, and CLAIMED, she's published several Science Fiction works including novels: The Ark, The Colony, The Land, and Source of Evil, and the SF novella, The Hand of My Enemy. She's also the author of dark fantasies: Worship the Night and Dark Realm, and mainstream novel Silent Song. She's published 7 children's books: Ghoul School, Millie Muldoon & the Christmas Mystery, Millie Muldoon & the Case of the Thanksgiving Turkey-napper, A Puddle for Poo, Kia’s Manatee, The Duck in the Hole, and I Can't Talk, I've Got Farbles In My Mouth.
Her short stories, articles, children’s stories, essays, and poems have appeared in anthologies, including the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, magazines, newspapers, and on the web.
She is a member of the Authors Guild, RWA (Romance Writers of America), SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), and SFWA (Science Fiction Fantasy Writers of America).