“I couldn’t get the building out of my mind…”
Ms. Schmidt is the author of Fred: Buffalo’s Building of Dreams, 2019. This multi-period historical fiction novel is about a 115 year old apartment building and his tenants who lived in the West Side industrial neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, from 1900 – 2015.
Frances is also author of Getting Hired Handbook 2012 and Getting Hired in any Job Market. Currently she is the Volunteer Coordinator of Back on Track Volunteers, offering free self-empowerment workshops to the Western New York community.
Frances holds an M.S. degree from The State University College of New York at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo State College) and B.S. and A.A. degrees from Empire State College in Buffalo, New York. She served as Director of the D’Youville College Career Services Center in Buffalo, New York for 18 years.
I rose up from the ground in a residential and industrial neighborhood on the West Side of Buffalo, New York and became aware of being built shortly after my four-story modest apartment building cornerstone was securely in place in 1900. I often noticed a young woman with a child in her arms, watching me daily, except …
Having a voice of my own is new to me and frankly, I never really thought it would ever happen. I know we apartment buildings don’t typically talk. We usually only listen and exist to provide shelter to our tenants. When I think about my life and the lives of generations I was able to …
I wouldn’t have a novel being published about me without the woman in the black Toyota. It took decades for someone to hear me and I don’t know if it was by chance or fate, but through telepathy she was the only one able to hear my plea. “Please tell my story before it’s too …
Book will be coming in January 2019.
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