The Author




WINNER of the American Fiction Award for best Children’s Picture Book Softcover 2018 and EVVY Merit Award WINNER in the three categories of Children’s Story Book, Fairytale/Folklore/Mythology and Animals/Pets/Nature.  JONI FRANKS lives in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.  She has a passion for mountain beauty, environmental protection, and animals.  She is inspired by her beautiful Welsh Corgi, Sagebrush, and by the plight of the environment and the consequences of deforestation.  Joni hopes to teach the new generation life lessons based on kindness and love.  Joni is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and is also a member of the Western Writers of American and the Colorado Independent Publishers Association.