New BooksWelcome! Frané loves to travel and create books based on her worldwide journeys. She is an artist and an author-illustrator, publishing over forty books for children. Frané speaks at festivals in Australia and overseas sharing the process of writing and illustrating books, empowering both children and adults. She’s presented at the Edinburgh International Writers Festival, Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington D.C., Eric Carle Museum, Beijing Bookworm Literature Festival, Brooklyn Book Festival, Bali’s Ubud Writer’s Festival, Singapore Asian Festival of Children’s Content, Bookaroo Festivals in India and Kuching, and the Los Angeles and Bologna SCBWI Conferences. Her most recent books are:

Under the Southern Cross

Under the Southern Cross

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga



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Frané has served on the executive committee of the Australian Society of Authors, was the Regional Advisor for the West Australian Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators, In 2010, she received the Muriel Barwell Award for Distinguished Service to Children’s Literature, a State Ambassador for National Year of Reading and presently an Ambassador for Room to Read and Books in Homes.

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Exciting Ride

November 28th, 2018 | Category: News
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga, published by Charlesbridge, is taking us for a ride and Traci...

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US East Coast Tour

September 22nd, 2018 | Category: News
HELLO family, friends and colleagues! Traci Sorell and I are off on an action-packed, fun-filled tour on...

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