Francelia Belton’s love of short stories came from watching old Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents television shows in her youth. Her fiction has appeared in various publications, including "Dreaming of Ella" in the Denver Noir anthology by Akashic Books. Her short story, “Knife Girl,” was a finalist in the 2020-2021 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition and a semi-finalist in the 2021 Outstanding Screenplays Shorts Competition. Her short story, "The Brotherhood of Tricks and Tricks" was a semi-finalist in the 2022 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition.

She is an active member of Sisters in Crime and has served as Vice President (2015-2018) and President (2019-2021) for the Colorado chapter. She is also an active member of Mystery Writers of America and Crime Writers of Color.

You can read more of her stories at https://Francel.Be/Writing-Stories.