Frances Watts worked as a bookseller and editor for nearly ten years before she began her writing career. Her first picture book,Kisses for Daddy (illustrated by David Legge), was an Honour Book in the 2006 CBCA Awards and has sold hundreds of thousands of copies around the world. Her next picture book with David Legge, Parsley Rabbit's Book about Books, was a Book of the Year in the 2008 CBCA Awards. More recently, she won the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Goodnight, Mice! (with Judy Watson). Frances lives in Sydney's Inner West.