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Dr. Francesca Flood is an author, speaker, and life coach whose work is thought-provoking, informative, and motivational. Her narrative comes from a place of truth, endurance, and resiliency. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and holds a Doctor of Education and a Master’s in Theology. Her peer-reviewed work has been published in multiple journals, including the American Bar Association, Psychology, and Springer Nature.

Her pen weaves both non-fiction and fictional stories, each a mirror reflecting her enduring fascination with life’s unpredictability, the human narrative, and the metaphysical realm of possibilities. These narratives have the power to ignite curiosity and inspire change.



Writing is an art and a privilege. Like painting uses colors or music uses sound, writing involves creative expression through words. Here, words craft stories to evoke emotions, provoke thoughts, and convey deep meanings. Writing allows me to explore the depths of human emotion and life’s unexpected turns, often reflecting my personal insights or cultural contexts. It allows me to hone my skills, flame my imagination, and satiate my curiosity. It is where I invite readers on a journey with me to discover and experience a slice of life.


The Bench

Five strangers' lives become intertwined by fate, trauma, and a mysterious bench that holds the key to their darkest moments. In this riveting novella, the author explores the depths of human experience, the thin line between life and the afterlife, and the eternal search for understanding humankind's true meaning.

Short Stories for Thinkers

It is a compilation of nine stories that make you consider each situation and contemplate what you would do in such circumstances, not always with the same outcome.

Learning to D.A.N.C.E. With Your Demons

This is not your typical self-help book that tells you how great you are, pats you on the back, and sends you to buy the next book. It is for readers who desire courageous content, not just audacious titles. This book will challenge you to look closer and more truthfully at yourself.

Suicide and Its Impact on the Criminal Justice System

For far too long, speaking about suicide was a taboo subject. Today, it is a topic we cannot avoid, and we are finally coming to terms with its pervasiveness across all races, ethnicities, religions, and professions. Yet, despite this growing awareness, we have to acknowledge and address the arc of suicide in the criminal justice system.

Short Stories With A Twist

Coming soon.


The Psychosocial Impacts of COVID-19 on the Public. In: Farazmand, A. (eds) Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_4375-2 (2024)

Suicide and its Impact on the Criminal Justice System. American Bar Association. (August 2021)

Pre-Trial/Noncustodial Client Suicide and Attorney Impact. In: Flood F. & Kelley E. (eds) Suicide and its Impact on the Criminal Justice System. American Bar Association. (August 2021)

Learning to D.A.N.C.E. with your Demons: A Guide to Self Transformation. (May 2021).

The Entrepreneurial Mind (2021) Springer International Publishing.

The Silver Tsunami of Retirement: Implications for Consideration. (Spring 2020). Springer International Publishing.

Leadership in the Remote, Freelance, and Virtual Workforce Era. (2019). Springer International Publishing

Noncustodial Client Suicide: Prevention and Attorney Well-Being. (Summer 2019). Criminal Justice Magazine, American Bar Association.

Reframing Trauma: The Transformative Power of Meaning in Life, Work, and Community. Journal of Psychiatry of Psychological Disorders, (2) 5, 1-22. (2018).

High-Performance Work Teams and Organizations. (2017). Springer International Publishing.

Social Psychology of Organizations. (2017). Springer International Publishing.

Wick or Fuse (2016) – Inspired by the ghost of Patsy Ramsey, whose daughter, Jon Benet, was murdered. Proceeds go to the Innocence Project in New York.


November 23, 2023

Dear Japan: I Love You.

I have always had wanderlust and am a bit of a nomad. I would be the first person to say that people who can and do […]


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