The Author



Joni Franks is a bestselling, international award-winning children’s book author. Her books have won 25 literary honors since 2018, including six Mom’s Choice Awards and six American Fiction Awards. Devoted to making a difference for the new generation, Joni teaches problem solving techniques and addresses timely subject matter like environmental conservation, uncovering one’s life purpose, and recognizing that all beings are created equal. Joni draws inspiration from the magnificent beauty of the Rocky Mountains where she resides. Spending time in the high mountain meadows and the unseen and overlooked spaces of the western landscape offer her the ability to create stories that are changing the world one heart at a time.