Frances Watts is an award-winning author of more than 25 books for younger readers. Her best selling picture books include Kisses for Daddy, Parsley Rabbit's Book about Books, It's a Story, Rory!, illustrated by David Legge, and Goodnight Mice!, illustrated by Judy Watson. 2019 sees the release of two new picture books, My Friend Fred and Leonard Doesn’t Dance. Frances is also the author of fantasy/adventure series the Gerander Trilogy, and the medieval Sword Girl series. She lives in Sydney.