Frannie Hopkirk. was born and grew up in Sydney. She lived in New Zealand for many years where four of her six children were born. For 25 years Frannie was resident on farms near Crookwell and in Central West of NSW. Her life and experiences on the land have sparked a deep passion for landscape, something she shared with her brother Brett Whiteley.
Frannie has always written poetry, short stories, art criticizm for a rural newpaper in Orange; lifestyle articles for several magazines namely Counry Style, Vogue Living, Marie Claire. She now lives in Millthorpe, NSW in a large garden she created from scratch. BRETT is her first book, Her second book The Seven Loves of Mary Magdalen, as yet unpublished, was recently short-listed for the Finch Memior Prize.