Writing Awards and Achievements

-Frances's first novel, Fairy Senses (The Key to Embralia, Book One) placed as a finalist in both the Young Adult Fiction and Science Fiction categories of the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

-Graduation from Carnegie Mellon with High Honors and Completion of a Senior Honors Thesis in Poetry (2005)

-Honorable Mention in Carnegie Mellon's Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards (2005).

-2005 recipient of the Donna Grear Memorial Award, given to one Carnegie Mellon student each year for excellence and dedication to the craft of writing.