Frances Whiting is Queensland's favourite and best-known female columnist and for over a decade has engaged her readers in the highs, lows and unique absurdities of life.
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Testimonials for Frances Whiting
It was a pleasure to host Frances Whiting at Chermside Library. Frances’s talk had the audience enthralled and the feedback we received from our customers was all very positive.
Frances also took the time to speak individually with attendees during her book signing, which was an absolute delight.
We would be happy to host Frances again in the future.
Delegates rated Frances's performance as fun, brilliant, refreshing, entertaining, 'just love Frances', very good, a great person.
Alliance of Celebrants Queensland
I wanted to let you know about the success of the Writers’ block event, at Robina branch library and auditorium last Saturday.
It was such a good day and the feedback we received on the speakers was overwhelmingly positive. Frances was very engaging, great to work with, and pitched her presentation perfectly for the event. She made it so easy for City Libraries to look good. Thanks for your assistance in finding excellent speakers to make this event so successful.
Gold Coast City Libraries
The presentation that Frances gave was spot on and exactly what we were after. Her work with the girls was incredibly valuable in giving them confidence and providing a set of basic guidelines that can be followed. Students and staff really appreciated the way she was able to weave stories of her own experience in amongst the detail of what it means to be a successful journalist. Thanks for helping us out with our guest speakers. They really do provide a wonderful and enriching experience for the girls!
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Frances Whiting's Biography
Frances Whiting is one of Australia’s best known writers.
Her highly anticipated debut novel, Walking on Trampolines, released to critical and popular acclaim in 2013 is a best seller in Australia, the United States and Canada, and is currently optioned for film rights.
In 2015, Walking on Trampolines was translated into Italian, German, Spanish, Slovenian and Czechoslovakian.
Frances’s second book, will be released by Pan Macmillan in November, 2019.
A senior feature writer for Queensland's premier weekend magazine, Q Weekend in the Courier Mail, Frances is also a much loved columnist for the Sunday Mail, and other Sunday newspapers around Australia, with her weekly column now in its 21st year.
She is an Associate Editor of the Courier Mail and the Books Editor of Q Weekend Magazine.
As a former school teacher, Frances's keen interest in children is reflected in her charity work. Queensland Patron for Kids Help Line, and Queensland Ambassador for Hummingbird House, she also lends her support to many other charities throughout the year.
Speaking Topics Include
Writing for columns, for features, for novels - how to get started, how to stay on track
Working motherhood - getting the balance right
Women's role in the media
Mothers and daughters
Mothers and sons
Stories from the trenches - a journalist's life