Award Winning Independent Journalist and Author

Frances draws on years of knowledge and experience as a reporter and seasoned storyteller, especially when it comes to Northern California's richly historical and innovative farmstead frontier both in print and online. In reports from her home base at the gateway to Sonoma County wine country, this meticulous researcher works to preserve history and, at the same time, capture the region's unique, contemporary culture in her signature, evocative prose. In her own words: “My job is to whittle down increasingly complex subjects into the nitty-gritty of what is important today".

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