Paris Franz is a writer, photographer and traveller based in London.
A historian and archaeologist by training, she has turned her passion for the stories of the past, along with the tribulations that have come from being so oddly named, into inspiration for her own storytelling.
Treading Lightly recounts travels from the bright lights of Shanghai to the cobblestones of Kiev, via the volcanoes of Hawaii and the canals of Venice. The collection comprises 17 travel pieces that add up to 21,000 words.
All she wanted was a quiet corner in which to read her book while the storm raged outside. But Jack had other ideas. He had a story to tell, of love and laughter and the power of memory, and she couldn't help but listen.