Frances PerkinsI am a part-time teacher of adults with learning difficulties, including Asperger's and dyslexia.  I find this rewarding and endlessly interesting – except for the paperwork.

I have a degree in Humanities from Middlesex University. I have written a few short stories, including some for children, over the years but I am a very late developer!  Not That Way is my first novel. I have had no training in creative writing and have learnt so much from writing it.

It was a runner up in the 2014 Good Housekeeping Novel Writing competition and was recently shortlisted in the Mslexia First Novel competition.  Please note: Frances Perkins is represented by Juliet Mushens (UTA).

I also enjoy creating things from fabric and am making an African themed quilt for my first grandchild who is due in September.

**UPDATE- Frances' novel will be published with the title The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr by Pan Macmillan in August 2017 **

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