Frances is a primary school teacher who first realised her love for writing with the poem, 'My Dad's Milkfloat', when she was six. She is an award-winning academic, a trained children's literacy specialist, and winner of the Bloomsbury and National literacy trust short story prize 2017. Her debut book picture book, Love You Always (2019) is published by Nosy Crow.
She lives with her family and a big-eared dog in Derbyshire. And when she is not writing, you'll find her in the forest pretending to be a dragon with her daughters.