Francesca G. Varela was raised in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. She graduated from the University of Oregon in 2014 with a major in environmental studies and a minor in creative writing. During her time at U of O, Francesca had pieces published in campus publications including The Ecotone Journal of Environmental Studies and Envision: Environmental Journalism.
Her dream of becoming an author began in third grade, and her writing career had an early start; she had a poem published in the 2002 edition of The Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans.
When not writing or reading, she spends her time practicing piano and violin, figure skating, walking her dog, Ginger, and exploring Oregon’s wild places.
Publications and Prizes
Listen (Homebound Publications, 2016), Call of the Sun Child (Homebound Publications, 2014)
2014 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Bronze Medal - Best First Book and 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist - Young-Adult