Amanda Francey grew up on the leafy edges of Brisbane, Queensland. She studied at Queensland College of Art and worked for many years in graphic design and art direction before returning to her childhood dream of illustrating children's books.
Amanda's first picture book, Jonathan!, written by Peter Carnavas, was shortlisted in the 2014 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Award (3 to 5 years). Her most recent picture books, Take Ted Instead, written by Cassandra Webb, and That Christmas Feeling, written by Lili Wilkinson, were listed in the Children's Book Council of Australia, Notable Book List (Early Childhood) in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
For more information, visit her website.