Author Name: Frances Larsen  
Biography: I was born in Tallahassee,FL in 1961. I grew up mostly in Jacksonville, however. My mother, an English teacher and a periodicals/reference librarian at a junior college, was a single parent from the time I wasn't quite 3. I have a younger brother. My grandmother lived with us for some years, to help out. I loved hearing the narrative of "John Boy," on The Waltons t.v. show when I was around 12. I began keeping a daily diary at that age and continued until I was 17. I became a Christian at age 12 also. I always had a desire to write. I love using words to describe a mental picture so that the person reading feels they are there. I use writing to capture memories and experiences of various times in my life also. A lot of times I write to reflect on things I observe.