As Frances hasn’t quite grown up (not properly, anyway), it’s perhaps no surprise that she loves writing imaginative stories for children. Having studied Archaeology, Anthropology and Classics at Cambridge, she has a certain fondness for old things, and when she was little, she longed to own a real dinosaur. Sadly, despite writing a particularly persuasive letter to her parents on this matter, aged about four, no dinosaur was forthcoming— but she still lives in hope.
Frances has taken several picture book courses and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She has been shortlisted five times in picture book competitions, and spends her days turning her numerous ideas into new stories. An observer of small things, she is constantly in awe at the natural world.
Her debut picture book, The Bear and Her Book, was be published by Uclan Publishing in October 2021 to critical acclaim, and her latest book, An Artist’s Eyes, was published by Quarto in April 2022.