The first book that Fran ever wrote was about six pages long and mainly involved her characters being stranded on desert island with only a family of sentient coconuts for company. Thankfully, her writing has somewhat evolved (and hopefully improved) since then, and she now spends a great deal of her time concocting stories for Monkey Trousers Theatre about Mr Gotalot and his magical shop.
Fran has a MA distinction in Creative Writing and gets a lot of satisfaction from writing scripts that can be performed almost immediately for a discerning audience. Devising and producing bold, colourful shows for children together with Charlotte has been a joy so far, despite the near-constant need for energy, and being frequently upstaged by bubble machines.
You can also find Fran as the current Artistic Director of Kelvin Players Theatre Company, one of the largest non-professional companies in the south west.