I never knew Francis Ray in person but, I interacted with her on the internet for a brief and too short of a period of time. Francis was a gracious person and a fabulous author who took the time out of her busy schedule to correspond with me as a fan of hers and as a fellow author. I only found out today that Francis Ray passed away recently. I am shocked and saddened to hear of this. RIP, Francis! Heaven has gained a bright shining light in you!
Francis Ray (July 20, 1944—July 3, 2013) was a New York Times and USA Today bestselling African-American writer of romance novels. Her literary fiction series - Taggart and Falcon, the Invincible Women, Grayson Family of New Mexico, and Grayson Friends – have consistently made bestseller's lists. She lived in Texas.