1D8A0579_FRAN-editFran Bryson lives on Flinders Island, largest of the Furneaux islands, in the treacherous waters of Bass Strait in Southeastern Australia.

When not travelling and writing about travel, she reviews events for the local publication Island News, and works as an occasional grape picker and tour guide. For some years one of Australia’s leading literary agents, Fran is not related to Bill Bryson, although her parents are indeed authors.