Grandmother Fran’s proper name is Frances Plum. She was born and raised in what was once a farm community, in Niagara County, New York. The house was a century-old Victorian. Frances, her grandson Mitchell, and Jerry (the bully) are the most significant stars of this story. There are many characters, however, that you will hear about but will not see, each one adding their own twist. Sometimes problems get so big that they must be addressed. Solutions that might seem easy are not. From pride of diversity, to bullying, to domestic violence, there will always be a better way. This story addresses the real world, on so many levels. Intrigue is constant. It will get the reader thinking and keep him/her wondering.
Carol Moxham Boot was the second child of four, born to a 1950's telephone repairman father and a stay-at-home mother. In those days, that was pretty typical. Carol’s trust in people, even those who should have always had her best interests at heart, was frequently tested. Much of what Carol learned on her journey was learned through consequential sacrifice.
She wrote Grandmother Fran’s Accidental Arsonist in her sixty-ninth year. This book is in-part a compilation of sequences from her memory, in collaboration with a fictional family, and a seriously real arson fire. Carol is the epitome of perseverance. She hopes to assure children everywhere that bullies are manipulators who attack you at your core—no matter who they are, or what their age—but that they are simply devaluing themselves. Not you.
Don’t let bullies, manipulators and users change who you are. You’ve got this!