• Noted speaker, children’s book creator, author, illustrator, literacy advocate and “Kids Motivator”, Frances F. Jones is the newest up and coming brand to spread the importance of reading literacy throughout South Carolina and the nation. Making a huge impact on local schools and literacy organizations, she has imprinted her colorful character, Cricket Curls, among young minds both near and far.
    As a child, Frances faced her own challenges and struggles.  Dyslexia, a disorder that involves difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, was the obstacle that Frances conquered.  Through lots of hard work and perseverance, she has been able to achieve her life long dream of becoming a children’s book author, illustrator and owner of a growing children’s education company.
    Since developing Cricket Curls Adventures, Frances has traveled, motivated and celebrated youth on their personal and academic accomplishments.  She continues to heavily advocate for childhood literacy and building confidence in today’s youth.


  • Frances and her husband Jason of 12 years have a beautiful daughter who is the inspiration for Cricket Curls.  With her in mind, Frances was able to evolve this image of her sweet hearted nature into a character who enjoys inspiring not only herself, but also her friends.  The artwork throughout the Cricket Curls Adventures series is filled with vibrant hues meant to draw children in to captivate and be filled with whimsy while capturing the under line message of the book.