Frané Lessac was born in New Jersey, but has travelled extensively all her life, which enabled her to create books based on her worldwide journeys. Attracted by its beauty, she moved to the small Caribbean island of Montserrat, which inspired her first picture book, MY LITTLE ISLAND (HarperCollins), a Reading Rainbow featured title. Since then, she has written and/or illustrated more than 45 books, including the multi-award winning, WE ARE GRATEFUL: OTSALIHELIGA by Traci Sorell. Some of her most recent books include, A IS FOR AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN BABY ANIMALS (Walker Books Australia) and UNDER THE MILKY WAY (Candlewick Press). Frané has served on the executive committee of the Australian Society of Authors (ASA), was the inaugural WA Regional Advisor for Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She was the West Australian State Ambassador for National Year of Reading and currently serves as an Ambassador for both Room to Read and Books in Homes. Frané is a recipient of the Muriel Barwell Award for Distinguished Service to Children’s Literature. Frané presently lives in West Australia with her husband, children’s book author Mark Greenwood.
Download a PDF of the artist’s samples here: WPA Lessac art samples