Writing Awards and Achievements
-Frances's first novel, Fairy Senses (The Key to Embralia, Book One) placed as a finalist in both the Young Adult Fiction and Science Fiction categories of the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
-Graduation from Carnegie Mellon with High Honors and Completion of a Senior Honors Thesis in Poetry (2005)
-Honorable Mention in Carnegie Mellon's Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards (2005).
-2005 recipient of the Donna Grear Memorial Award, given to one Carnegie Mellon student each year for excellence and dedication to the craft of writing.