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Frances M. Kuffel







Master of Fine Arts: Creative Writing, Cornell University, 1984

Bachelors of Arts: English, Religious Studies, University of Montana, 1982



Professional Affiliations:


Full member of The Authors Guild

Associate Member of Pen International







2004: Passing for Thin: Losing Half My Weight and Finding My Self.  Broadway Books.  Trade paperback published in 2005. 


2010: Angry Fat Girls: Five Women, 500 Pounds and a Year of Losing It…Again.  Berkley Books.  Trade paperback (retitled Eating Ice Cream with My Dog) published in 2011.


2114: Love Sick: Looking for Mr. Good-Enough, Berkley Books


Magazine Articles

May, 2014: main body of "Author Tests Online Dating Pools in Pursuit of Passion".         New York Post

March, 2014: "My Menopause".  Menopause Magazine.

February, 2005: "Size and Sensibility".  Psychology Today

February, 2006: "A Joyful Scream".  Self

June – August, 2006: "Down and Up and Up Again".   Twelve weekly columns for The    San Diego Reader


Regular Blog Contributor


San Diego Reader: "From the Trenches of Food Addiction

April, 2008 – 2010: "Confessions of a Lab Lady".  Bi-weekly dog-walking blog for          >brooklynheightsblog.com<



Psychology Today: "What Fat Women Want: Wanting to be thin is only part of the story"




Professional Experience:


10/12 -- present: Freelance social media, specializing in health and fitness, finance, military, PTSD for authors, companies and specialists in their field; Publicist for authors and specialists, finding podcasts and online radio guest spots.


Private writing coach, 2005 – present



Jenny Holzer & Co.

2015 – present






Literary Agent, 2003 – 2006 

Fredrica S. Friedman & Co., Inc. 

New York, NY.

Handled small list of literary authors in fiction and nonfiction. 


Literary Agent and Executive Vice President, 2001 – 2003 

Maria Carvainis Literary Agency, Inc. 

New York, NY

Strong negotiation experience in areas of domestic publishing contracts, and television/film rights.  Literary agent with list of 30 clients.


Senior Literary Agent, 1988 – 2001  

Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency 

New York, NY

List of 45 authors, specializing in fiction, narrative nonfiction (history, science, biography, memoirs, etc.), juvenile literature.  Managed list of 200 authors in audio, first serial and magazine, and juvenile international rights.