Francois always wanted to be an author since he could first read and used to hand write and illustrate stories as a child.
After school Francois joined the corporate world until the age of 40 at which point he decided to pursue his dream of being an author. He has since published stories from his "Junglies" series of children's stories which have been translated into Spanish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Afrikaans.
He has also published his first fantasy novel which is a story he has wanted to write since he first discovered the world of fantasy boos.
Francois is working on a number of novels in different genres.
Having taken so long to realize his childhood dream, Francois is passionate about helping children pursue their dreams from as early an age as possible.
Francois currently lives in Bandung, Indonesia with his family.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family. As a father and a husband I get up each day to fulfill my responsibility to them as best as I can. After that comes writing and the desire to be able to add to the book I am working on at the time.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend it with my family mostly at the moment. I do not spend nearly enough time reading and plan to change that soon as well as to start looking at hobbies to take up such as music and sports. I love to listen to music too.
One night Shay saves her father from an attacker and finds herself transported to another world. She is reunited with her mother and discovers her mother is no longer the person she knew. Seeing her mother betray the values she holds so dear makes Shay question some of her behaviors while she tries to find an escape from a world of betrayal.....