Fran Harris has been teaching online since 1998 and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC and many other networks and shows as a life, business & marketing coach. Her clients include solopreneurs, CEOs, non-profits, universities and billion-dollar corporations such as Coca Cola, Lockheed Martin, Wells Fargo and 3M. Fran also taught in the University of Texas at Austin's award-winning Advertising department, teaching a wide range of courses on advertising, Internet, sales, blogging and much more.
She hosted her own TV series, Home Rules, on HGTV, and is currently a play-by-play announcer for ESPN's family of networks including SEC Network & Longhorn Network. Fran is a former elite basketball player who is an NCAA Champion at The University of Texas at Austin and was a member of the Houston Comets' first WNBA Championship team.
She's traveled to more than 30 countries as an athlete, business coach & corporate consultant, and has taught millions virtually and on stages around the globe, on a variety of topics including business, publishing, television, media, marketing, social media, online marketing and yes, sports success.
The author of more than 20 books and over 100 digital products & courses, Fran's also taught screenwriting at some of the world's most prestigious film festivals and conferences including SXSW, Austin Film Festival & Screenwriting Conference, Moondance and Creative Screenwriting. She's sold and optioned her scripts to several independent producers and production companies, including State Street Pictures on the FOX lot.
I ordered "Summer Madness" a couple of weeks ago and read it the night it hit the doorstep. As a former player who won an NCAA championship with the Texas Longhorns (for which she was named MVP) and a WNBA title with perennial champions, the Houston Comets, Harris writes from personal experience with the greats of the game. As a sports commentator, Harris is an entertaining writer with unvarnished opinions (which she gleefully shares) on the WNBA and its big-name players. There is a photo section, an enlightening forward written by WNBA star Tina Thompson, and plenty of stuff not already published in Harris' columns. There also are several laugh-out-loud passages (don't read it in your cubicle at work) and a very touching remembrance of Kim Perrott, Harris' Houston Comet teammate. ~ Sooz, WNBA Fan
Well worth the shipping wait! If you enjoy Fran's straight-forward, witty columns then you will love this book. It was insightful and entertaining. Part autobiography, part documentary, and part commentary. A WNBA book like this was long overdue. I've recommended it to all the women's basketball fans I know. ~ Kim Callahan