Mary Fran Bontempo is an award winning speaker, author and humorist who believes in the power of self-talk. For over 30 years, Mary Fran has used her wisdom and wit to motivate and inspire audiences to tweak their self-talk, making small changes that yield lasting, life-changing results.

Founder of the blog, Not Ready for Granny Panties, Mary Fran is the author of three books and a former newspaper columnist. Her most recent book, The Woman’s Book of Dirty Words, takes on the everyday words that make women cringe, redefining them and cleaning up self-talk to guide readers towards vibrant, productive, joyful lives.

Mary Fran was recognized as a 2017 YWCA Woman Who Makes a Difference and won the Bucks Happening Author Award the same year. She has received recognition from the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop and Humor Press, among others. Featured in numerous online and print publications, she currently writes for her blog, Not Ready For Granny Panties, and is a Huffington Post and Thrive Global contributor, as well as a  featured columnist for Women’s Voices Magazine and Best Kept Self.

Mary Fran delights in sharing her inspiring and powerful message with audiences from all walks of life. Visit her at and contact her at

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