Emmy Swain believes in the magical power of animals to heal and guide the human spirit.

Emmy’s creativity was poured into music as a child and young adult. It then spilled into inventing, and eventually into writing.  Life lessons linked with fantasy create a book series that any age will enjoy. Emmy has captured this in a world of her own.

The Franklin Bean series was born out of her conversations with her own beloved pets to help end the devastating effects of  bullying. The single mother has been an inventor, restaurateur, and business owner for over two decades.

“Franklin Bean storybooks are created to be lean forward experiences, encouraging children to actively relate the characters’ situations to their real-world,” Swain says. “Intuitively, the words and illustrations reach into the readers’ imaginations, where real learning takes place. Choice allows them to craft their own story.”

“That’s the beauty of Franklin Bean’s magic . . . new possibilities emerge.”

A portion of book sales goes to the Worldwide Organization, Operation Smile.

Emmy’s books are available online and in selected Becky’s Hallmark stores in Virginia; the Public Library System of Virginia Beach, VA and Muleshoe Area Public Library, Muleshoe, TX


Emmy has been featured in:

What the Dickens? Magazine – Issue 1: The Snow Edition

AltDaily, Hampton Roads

The Virginia Beach Beacon

Operation Smile’s “Shop to Benefit”

An e-book anthology on words that inspire, to be published by The Fine Line

World Literary Cafe




  1. You are an amazing person and a great Author! I love the stories of Franklin Bean and I am so looking forward to book Three. I know it will be great!. You are truly an inspiration to others and
    and have a great imagination. Keep up the good work. I am so proup of you!

  2. I love you! You are so creative!

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