"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it," -Oscar Wild
Francine Piriano-Davila, a literary virtuoso with a passion for diverse genres, spent her formative years immersed in the pages of books, exploring a kaleidoscope of narratives. Her adoration for science-fiction and mystery novels took root during these years, ultimately shaping her unique perspective on storytelling.
Driven by an earnest desire to inspire and uplift young hearts, Francine channeled her creative energies into crafting "The Lonely Chameleon." Through the relatable journey of Charlie the Chameleon, she sought to kindle a sense of empowerment in children and address the crucial issue of self-esteem. This remarkable work of fiction stands as a testament to her commitment to fostering self-love and self-acceptance in young minds, helping them recognize the beauty of embracing their true selves.
Francine's journey to becoming an author took an intriguing path. Initially, she embarked on a career as a Veterinary Technician in animal hospitals, driven by her love for creatures great and small. Later, her compassion and dedication led her to the role of an Animal Control Officer, further fueling her connection with the animal world. As her expertise grew, Francine transitioned into the realm of writing, contributing articles to animal magazines that centered on the nuances of feline nutrition and behavioral well-being.
Her affinity for storytelling led her down diverse literary avenues. She ventured into crafting captivating science-fiction books tailor-made for middle-school-aged readers, showcasing her versatility as a writer. As her creative spirit continued to evolve, she delved into the realm of short stories, weaving enchanting narratives aimed at younger children.
Originally hailing from the vibrant streets of Brooklyn, NY, Francine Piriano-Davila now calls Virginia home. In the heart of this new chapter of her life, she resides with her loving husband, two cherished sons, and their feline companion Zoey. Guided by the wisdom she imparts through her words, Francine's philosophy echoes loudly: "When you believe in yourself, you can accomplish anything. Never give up and you will persevere."
In each tale she pens, Francine Piriano-Davila encourages readers to embrace their inner strength, to seek out their unique journey, and to never underestimate the power of self-belief. Through her writing, she continues to leave an indelible mark on the hearts of children, fostering a world where self-love flourishes and dreams are realized.
"When you believe in yourself, you can accomplish anything. Never give up and you will persevere." -Francine Piriano Davila