“Not Ready for Granny Panties” author, Mary Fran Bontempo on The Nancy Ferrari Show

Tune in for an entertaining and witty episode of The Nancy Ferrari Show airing live, March 11th at 10:00 am PT/1:00 pm ET on W4CY Radio.  Nancy Ferrari’s featured guest is Mary Fran Bontempo, author, speaker, and teacher who writes with humor and insight about the lives of women as they journey through life’s various phases. 

Award winning author, humorist, speaker and teacher Mary Fran Bontempo has been writing for and about women for over 30 years. With wit and humor, she delivers a message that inspires women to make themselves a priority in their own lives and grab their fair share of joy as they meet life’s challenges head-on.

A former newspaper columnist (until newspapers went the way of the dinosaur), Mary Fran realized that she’d have to do some reinventing in her writing life; that’s when she created Not Ready For Granny Panties—starting with a blog, then a book and finally a lifestyle.

The reinvention taught Mary Fran that age is irrelevant to learning and there is fun to be had in the process of transformation—a message she shares with women eager to learn how to remain relevant and embrace life in a rapidly changing world. Through her own transition from newspaper columnist to blogger to published author to speaker and teacher, Mary Fran is an inspiration for women young, old and somewhere in the middle.

Published in fall, 2012, Mary Fran’s second book, Not Ready For Granny Panties—The 11 Commandments for Avoiding Granny Panties, offers readers a new “Bible” to help women reclaim their lives, their vitality and their fun. With commandments like “Thou Shalt Ignore More,” “Thou Shalt Scare Thyself,” and “Thou Shalt Not Wear Elastic Waist Pants,” readers embark on a delightful ride that is equal parts fun and inspiration.

Mary Fran’s first book, Everyday Adventures or, As My Husband Says, “Lies, Lies and More Lies,” was published in 2007. Her work has received notable mention by the Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop and Humor Press, among others. She speaks frequently at women’s events and writer’s seminars and currently writes for her blog, Not Ready For Granny Panties (www.notreadyforgrannypanties.com). Mary Fran is also a featured columnist for Women’s Voices Magazine. Both of Mary Fran’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com.



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