Frances Watts is the pseudonym of Ali Lavau. She writes children's literature under this name only.
Awards for Works
2010picture book single work 'Celebrate the rituals of bedtime with Mitzi, Billy, Clementine and Oliver. The perfect bedtime book! Kiss Dad once... Cuddle Mum twice... 'Goodnight, Mum and Dad.' 'Goodnight, mice.' This warm, affectionate story is the perfect bedtime book for the whole family to share.' (Publisher's blurb)
The Secret of the Swords
2012children's fiction single work 'Tommy, a kitchen girl at Flamant Castle, dreams of becoming a knight - and when she is made the Keeper of the Blades, caring for all the swords in the castle armoury, it seems like her dream might come true. But then Sir Walter's most valuable sword goes missing from the sword room. Will Tommy be able to find it before she is sent back to the kitchen in disgrace?' (Back cover).
'Alex, Alice and Alistair think they are just three ordinary mice, until Alistair mysteriously vanishes. Then Alex and Alice learn a secret about their family: a secret which means Alistair′s life is in danger - unless Alex and Alice can find him first...
'So begins a hair-raising journey as Alex and Alice try to outrun enemy agents in a desperate race against time.
'Meanwhile, Alistair is astonished to find himself in a far-off land where everyone - except his new friend Tibby Rose - is his enemy. But why? Pursued at every turn, the pair must try to unravel the mystery. And when they do, they discover that it is not only their own lives which are in peril...the future of an entire country is at stake. (From the publisher's website.)