Dear friends and family of Frances,

I’m writing to let you know that we have been in a holding pattern on the production of LILY LO for the last eight weeks and still don’t have an actual release date for the book. So instead of this summer as I optimistically promised, everything has been pushed back to fall, or "for certain before the end of the year." There are several books in the pipeline before us and a small staff to bring them all to life. 

We will continue to respond quickly to anything they need from us and will also keep you informed.

Thank you for your patience.

Truly yours,


Dear family and friends of Frances,

 WE DID IT! Thanks to each one of you, we reached our (revised) goal of 250 pre-orders! Inkshares will now copy-edit, print and distribute a paper-back LILY LO AND THE WONTON MAKER. The original 750 goal included an editorial revision, and a cover design both of which LILY LO already has (fabulous cover thanks to May Key Lee). Also at the 250 “Quill” level, Frances’s estate will receive 50% of future net book proceeds (vs. 35%). 

 Special thanks to the truly devoted Vermont College of Fine Arts community--and a shout out to Catherine Linka and Tami Lewis Brown at Through the Tollbooth, as well as to Frances’s super agent, Marietta Zacker, to Dhonielle Clayton, Stacey Lee, and Ilene Gregorio at We Need Diverse Books, and to Teresa LeYung Ryan for the use of her video of Frances.

 Also, we were delighted that LILY LO was chosen by Janna Grace and the members of the Inkshares “Break The Bechdel With Strong Female Characters Syndicate.” 

 Frances’s husband Lance and daughter Emmie send their thanks and gratitude for helping to honor Frances’s memory.

 Thank you, EVERYBODY, again for your support, many efforts, enthusiasm, and for bringing Frances’s dream to life! We’ll keep you in the loop on when to expect your copy(s) of LILY LO AND THE WONTON MAKER (6 months?).

Ann, Annemarie, Helen, Linden, and Christine (Beyond the Margins)  

Dear Frances Lee Hall friends and family,

Happy New Year! Thank you so much for your support for LILY LO. We wanted you to know that Frances’s friend May Key Lee designed a spectacular BOOK COVER for the story!  See it here: : https://www.inkshares.com/books/lily-lo-and-the-wonton-maker

Also, we are now going for the softer printing goal of 250 pre-orders. At 250, Inkshares will print and distribute a paperback LILY LO. They just don’t design a cover, or do an editorial revision. But both of these things have already been done! 

We are only 63 pre-orers from our goal, thanks to you. Feel free to share the cover and the link. And best wishes for a healthy, happy and peaceful 2018!

Ann, Annemarie and Beyond the Margins.

Userphoto3 original Lance M Hall · Reader · added 7 months ago
Frances’ web page moved to https://fleehall.blogspot.com/
Thanks for making Frances’ dream a reality!

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