Frances was born in the Wairarapa, New Zealand, in 1948-a post-war baby-boomer. She was raised in Northland, New Zealand. Her varied careers have included bun-running, journalism, radio presentation and tour leading. She is of Spanish descent and has lived in the USA, and has travelled to Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Spain, Portugal and Morocco, to name a few. Frances has four children and nine grandchildren, and lives in Auckland, New Zealand.
"Never a dull moment! Those words must've been spoken over Frances Hall the day she was born. Because, in a world littered with well-meaning people who bore their friends to death, Frances has always done the exact opposite. Especially to those of us who've wandered the road with her. Full of fun, and sometimes mad as a meat-axe, she's made the most of an overflowing (and by no means easy-peasy) life. And, along the way, she's collected insights that have often stopped me in my tracks: 'Did she really say that?' This book's a keeper, Frances. Your memoirs will delight and inspire. So what's next?" -John Cooney, publisher Grapevine Magazine "Scatterlogical Wisdom is a delight to read. Frances Hall has written about her life with humour and grace, in a way that embraces how messy and unpredictable real-life can be. With a thirst for travel and adventure, through good times and challenging times, this down-to-earth memoir is scattered with pearls of wisdom that will resonate with many readers." - Karen McMillan, author of Unbreakable Spirit, Brushstrokes of Memory and the Elastic Island Adventure series"A brilliantly written, insightful and hysterically funny memoir-- with hidden depth. A great read for those wanting to find the way to laugh at the hard times and see sense in the nonsense. You will accidentally stumble upon real nuggets of wisdom in the process of tracking one amazing woman's journey." -Janet Balcombe, author The Wild Side and Radical Lives 1 & 2