Meet Frances

Hello! I am Frances Ryan, author and creator of awesomeness at Just Frances. (Pronouns: She/Her)

I am a small town gal from the mountains of Washington State, I embrace my redneck roots and am quite proud of them because I know that the stereotypes just ain’t true. I now live in Scotland, the place that captured my heart and soul many years ago.

I grew up in a large Catholic family as the third of six daughters to two awesome parents and I am now the proud Aunty to 20+ nieces and nephews (including those by marriage) and a handful of great nieces and nephews. Oh, and I was once a foster mommy to an awesome kid, too!

In my professional life, I am an academic researcher (and sometimes lecturer/tutor). I research human information behaviour in online environments, especially as they related to personal reputations, identity, and trust. (Read more on my research blog at

In my personal life, my free time is spent runningwriting, reading, and swirling. I am a passionate cook (though a less-passionate dish-washer!) and when I’ve lived in places with my own garden, I’ve been passionate about growing things, too. I also enjoy travelling and spending time with my family and friends.

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