If you, gentle reader, wonder who is the spinner of half-forgotten dreams and tales on these pages, I will reveal my innermost motivation: to inspire and uplift, to provide a space for encouraging your noblest and most hidden longings. I am a dreamer, a visionary, a friendly voice in the darkest night. Fierce compassion and unabated hope are mine by choice. Flying on the full moon, raising the tides, chanting with the wind, I am my Self. And because of that, I can forget myself and tell a good tale. I can tell white lies to bring home a great truth. I will transport you to strange lands, and move you to feel again those ancient stirrings of the heart. 

The Woman Behind the Fairy

If you want to know more about me:

Frances Fay is my art name, and I use it to reveal an essential aspect of myself. My other name is Francesca Aniballi.

I am a teacher and a counsellor and expressive arts therapist-in-training. I hold postgraduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines, from language teaching to literary translation, editing, anthropology and a PhD in Comparative Literature. I speak English, Italian, German and some French.

I spent several years in Scotland, where I left a piece of my heart.

These days I live and work in Italy, not far from Rome.