Hi! Francesca Astraea here. I live in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, although I spend a lot of my time in a different city, working on my bachelor’s degree. I’m not going tell you which city (or which degree!) because I have a huge amount of fun pretending to be a International Woman of Mystery. The operative word there is pretending.

Anyway, I write books and stories you might have heard of, like The Princess and the Dragon and Other Stories About Unlikely Heroes or the Bezzina’s short stories. I’m the founder and Managing Director of The Do Something Directory, and I sometimes share my thoughts on my blog. You might also know me from my Etsy or Folksy shops – I used to run a nerdy little stationery business. It’s mostly retired these days, but keep your eyes out for the odd bit of stationery, especially around the holiday seasons!

You can also find me via my newsletter or hang out with me at the No. 1 Readers’ Club on Patreon, where I share my work before it’s available publicly. I also read tarot cards. I’m sporadically on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and, occasionally, Tumblr.

2 responses to “About”

  1. Hi Francesca, I would like to join the training session on 20th May but can’t work out how to do so – I’ve clicked the Interested button
    My friend says I need to go on the course lol


    1. Hi Jane! Do you mean the An Evening with a Marketing Consultant: Introduction to Social Media event at Events@Studio8? Booking is through Lorraine at Events@Studio8 – please email eventsatstudio8@gmail.com and she will take care of the rest, I’m not handling booking at all. If you have any questions about the evening itself, email me at info@francescaburke.com. Thanks! Francesca


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