Welcome! Frané Lessac loves to travel and to create books based on her worldwide journeys. She is an artist, author-illustrator, publishing over forty books for children. Her most recent books are:
A is for Australian Animals – a factastic tour of Australian animals
and Pattan’s Pumpkin – an exciting, vibrantly illustrated flood story from India, written by Chitra Soundar and published by Otter-Barry Books in the UK, Walker Books in Australia and Candlewick Press in the USA. Watch the trailer by clicking here.
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., the 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 & Kuching, and the Los Angeles and Bologna SCBWI Conferences.
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.
Sharing the inspiration and process behind my books: