In Confused, Fauneil Fremont tells the story of Brio as a warning to would-be victims of scammers. Brio, a lively middle-aged woman, finds herself gradually controlled and manipulated by Richie, a younger man whom she mistakenly and tragically trusts during a desolate period of her life. Richie’s constant switching between a sweet and generous nature and an abusive and callous nature deeply confuses Brio, leaving her weary and, at times, utterly terrified. During thirty months of physical, emotional, and financial abuse, Brio gradually learns to know the “true Richie.” But, is it too late? Will life ever return to normalcy for her?
Fauneil has lived in Nebraska, Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas. She has a BSc in Ed from the University of Nebraska, an MEd from the University of Arizona, and a BA and MA from San Jose State University. In 2023, Fauneil returned to California, where she currently resides in Stockton.
She has had careers as an English teacher and a pipe organist, both described in her writing, along with a study tour of Europe sponsored by the University of South Dakota.
Since beginning her third career as a writer, she has published with Xulon the following books:
I Didn’t Really Know Him 2019
The Seeds of the Prairie 2021
The Spirit of the Prairie, a sequel 2022