Born in Felixstowe, Franky moved to North Suffolk as a small child. She still lives close to the Norfolk/Suffolk border, with her husband, John, and their yellow Labrador, Boris. Her hobbies include music - she plays tenor recorder, guitar, piano and the church organ.
Her other interests are artistic roller skating – she is a member of the Waveney Roller Skating Club – dressmaking, walking her dog in the countryside, and reading. Franky is a member of the Waveney Author Group.