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Frances Whiting Travels from Brisbane, QLD

Frances Whiting


  • Author
  • Education
  • Female Speaker
  • Master Of Ceremonies
  • Media
  • Motivational
  • Relationships
  • Work Life Balance

Frances Whiting is one of Australia's best known and most popular writers. She is a feature writer for Queensland's premier weekend magazine, Q Weekend in the Courier Mail and much loved columnist for the Sunday Mail.

Frances is an experienced MC, having hosted many awards ceremonies.  Her background in media, journalism and creative writing brings a wealth of experience in front of corporate audiences.  

Her column in the Sunday Mail has been a reader’s favourite for over 15 years, making people laugh, cry, and smile from Bondi to Bundaberg and beyond. Also a bestselling author, Frances’s two books, Oh To Be a Marching Girl in 2003, and That’s a Home Run, Tiger! in 2006 proved an instant hit with readers, appearing on national bestselling lists and proving to be book club favourites! 

Frances third book, a novel Walking on Trampolines published in 2013 is her first work of fiction.

Frances is also an accomplished, witty and warm public speaker who connects with her audience to provide a humorous and uplifting look at life. Also a polished emcee (MC), Frances has hosted many events from the prestigious Pride of Australia awards to industry dinners and corporate conference events.

As a former school teacher, Frances’s keen interest in children is reflected in her charity work. An ambassador for the Make a Wish Foundation, Frances also works with Kids Help Line and lends her support to many other charities throughout the year. 

Keynote Titles

  • Writing for columns, for features, for novels - how to get started, how to stay on track
  • Working motherhood - getting the balance right
  • Women's role in the media
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Mothers and sons
  • Stories from the trenches - a journalist's life



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