Frankie Ann has always been a book-worm, adored reading, and can still be caught with a book or graphic novel in her bag -
just in case she has some free time!
Because of her enthusiasm for fictional worlds, Frankie Ann began to explore creating some of her own. At age five, she wrote her first creative story for her elementary’s school Young Author’s Program. Frankie Ann participated in this program every year throughout her elementary and middle school career, sometimes submitting multiple stories or poem collections for consideration. In seventh grade, for a Literature unit final project, Frankie Ann adapted the novel Johnny Tremaine by Esther Forbes into a one act play. The play was performed at her school the following year. Her favorite subject was always Literature and Language Arts. Throughout high school and into college, she continued to take Language Arts based electives such as Creative Writing and Play Writing.
Her love of writing only continued to grow as she matured. Her phone is filled with over 1,000 notes- the late 2000s equivalent to scribbling on a napkin. These notes contain everything from basic story ideas/plots to full fledged poems and short stories. One such note was the basis for Frankie Ann’s first children’s book: “Yes”. This story originated as a poem based on Frankie Ann’s personal experiences growing up with a vision impairment. She then partnered with illustrator and lifelong friend, Patrick Regan, to transform this poem into a full children’s story and picture book. “Yes” was published by Leaning Rock Press, LLC in 2021 and is available for purchase!
Yes: The Story of a Dreamer
**Amazon Best Seller List**
Top 50 in the category
Children's Books on Disability
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