Pen Name: None
Email: Billingsley can be emailed via an email form on the Contact tab on her website.
- Photo Credit: Miranda Pettengill
Billingsley graduated from University of Chicago High School and currently resides in Lake Forest.
Biographical and Professional Information
Franny Billingsley graduated from Tufts University in 1976 and from Boston University Law School in 1979. After moving back to Chicago, she wrote for many years while working at 57th Street Books in Hyde Park until 1999. She is now an award-winning author of children's books and fantasy novels for young adults.
Well Wished, Atheneum, 2000
The Folk Keeper, Atheneum, 2001
Big Bad Bunny, Atheneum, 2008
Chime, Dial, 2011
Titles at Your Library
Release Date: 2000-02-01
The Folk Keeper (Jean Karl Books (Paperback))
Release Date: 2001-09-01
Big Bad Bunny
Release Date: 2008-02-19
Release Date: 2011-03-17
- Anne Spencer Lindbergh Prize Honor Book for best fantasy written in the English language in 1998
The Folk Keeper
- Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction
- Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, 2000
- National Book Award for Young People's Literature Finalist, 2011
- 2014 ILLINOIS READS Book
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)
Billingsley enjoys presenting writing workshops and teacher seminars. Go to the School and Library Programs Link under the "Speaking and Teaching" tab on her website.
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