Frances D. Strong lives with her husband on her parent’s farm in Sumter, South Carolina. Earning a degree in elementary education with a minor in arts from Columbia College, she did not find that her tunnel vision interfered with her activities, although driving a car was not an option. She retired from teaching because of her eyesight. Her life was lifted when she rescued an old Tennessee walking horse from neglect. After Lucky’s death, she wrote his story entitled A Lucky Pair. She began writing children’s books for her grandchildren, the first being Pat the Cat, and never stopped! She has written other books, poems and church plays for children.