Ms. Schmidt is the author of Fred: Building of Dreams, 2021. This multi-period historical fiction novel is about a 121 year old apartment building and his tenants who lived in the West Side industrial neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, from 1900 – 2021.
Frances is also the author of two self-help job search books: Getting Hired Handbook for College Graduates and Getting Hired in any Job Market. She founded and served as the Volunteer Coordinator of The Free All Volunteer Book on Track Program of the Western New York Saint Vincent DePaul Society of Western New York for seventeen years.
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.