Category Archives: Writing

#AskLucinda LIVE Q&A on Facebook

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2015, 8:30-10:00 PM ET
#AskLucinda – LIVE Q&A on FACEBOOK at

Cathartic Expressive Writing with Pulitzer Prize Winner Lucinda Franks – Come to the Lucinda Franks Writer page between 8:30-10:00 PM (ET) WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, for the second installment of #AskLucinda. Lucinda will discuss the long term impact of War on Veterans, PTSD, and benefits of healing through creative expression.

Come join in on the conversation between 8:30-10:00 PM (ET), WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11:


Chicago Memories

As this week’s visit to Chicago approaches, I reminisce about how my Illinois background has had such an impact on my life. There are so many connections. My parents met over a pair of stockings at Marshall Field’s, the Chicago landmark where Mom was working at the stocking counter after the war. (Dad naturally hadContinue Reading

Together In DC Area Tonight, Tuesday, September 29

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 7:00 PM Books-A-Million Washington, DC Area 1451 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA Ms. Franks and Mr. Morgenthau will be in the Washington, DC area, appearing together for a reading and book signing at Books-A-Million, 1451 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA Directions to Books-A-Million, McLean, VA are available HERE. Share the newsContinue Reading

Censoring Free Speech in Journalism?

Censoring Free Speech in Journalism?

Have you noticed that debates on some conservative TV stations feature well-dressed, articulate politicos and weak, shapeless liberals? Do you notice that the volume is slightly lowered when the liberal speaks?  In turn, you can find just the opposite state of affairs on liberal channels. Censorship, if more subtle than in some other nations, isContinue Reading

Story of Diana – The Making of a Terrorist – Part 4 of 5

This post is the fourth in a five-part series, originally published by United Press International on September 18, 1970, for which Lucinda Franks and Thomas Powers received the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. (Link to PARTS I, II, or III) The final nine months of Diana Oughton’s life were absorbed almost entirely by the disintegration of the Students forContinue Reading

Eleanor and Elinor

Eleanor and Elinor

Eleanor Roosevelt and Elinor Morgenthau, wife of FDR’s Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr., were fast friends and that was partly due to the similarity of their natures. They were women of their time and had iron fists inside velvet gloves. While with their famous husbands, they stepped back to let them take center stage, butContinue Reading