Franny Billingsley

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Franny Billingsley (born July 3, 1954) is the author of two award-winning children's fantasy novels, Well Wished and The Folk Keeper, as well as the novel Chime and the picture book Big Bad Bunny.

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Billingsley graduated from Tufts University in 1976, and from Boston University Law School in 1979. After moving back to Chicago, she wrote for many years while working at 57th Street Books in Hyde Park until 1999. She is now a full-time author. She lives in Mexico and has two children.

Billingsley received the PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship in 2003, which is awarded to an author of children's or young-adult fiction of literary merit to complete a manuscript.

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