UMW News BureauMontana Western English professor Di Francis will be signing copies of her newest book at the Bookstore in Dillon on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. By Wally Feldt “Bitter Night,” the first book in a new contemporary fantasy series written by University of Montana Western English professor Di Francis, is being released this month by Pocket Books. Francis will be signing copies of the book at the Bookstore in downtown Dillon on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. The series takes place in San Diego and Montana. The heroine, Max, once dreamed of a career, a home and a loving family until a witch named Giselle transformed her into a warrior with extraordinary strength, speed and endurance. Her new powers, however, soon become a burden.