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Frances Watts

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Frances Watts was born in Switzerland and grew up in Australia. She has published 20 books for children, including picture books and books for younger readers, including Goodnight Mice!, the winner of the 2012 Prime Minister’s Award for Children’s Fiction, and 2008 Children’s Book Council of Australia award-winner Parsley Rabbit’s Book about Books. Her latest book, The Raven’s Wing, is her first novel for young adults. Frances lives in Sydney and divides her time between writing and editing.

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I'm so glad to hear you have enjoyed The Peony Lantern and The Raven's Wing! I'm afraid I have been distracted by other projects lately, so…more
Hi Izzy,
I'm so glad to hear you have enjoyed The Peony Lantern and The Raven's Wing! I'm afraid I have been distracted by other projects lately, so progress has been rather slow when it comes to more historical fiction. But it definitely helps to know that I have interested readers!
My best wishes to you - and happy reading!
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Frances Watts Hi Matthew,
I'm so glad to hear that Lara has been enjoying the Sword Girl books! They were a lot of fun to write, so it's wonderful to know they're…more
Hi Matthew,
I'm so glad to hear that Lara has been enjoying the Sword Girl books! They were a lot of fun to write, so it's wonderful to know they're being enthusiastically received. Thank you very much for letting me know.
Best wishes,
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The Raven's Wing

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Goodnight, Mice!

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“Goldfish are heavier than they look.”
Frances Watts, The Middle Sheep

“No decoration
can compare in loveliness;
a perfect flower”
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“I watched as he raised his hand to run a finger down my nose to my lips, then traced my mouth.

The feather-light touch made me shiver. "What are you doing?"

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