Francesca is a native of the Czech-German borderlands. She has studied and worked in Scotland, where she’s picked up a passion for hillwalking, fog and pubs. She’s now trying to forge a life as a writer and gardener. To date, she has had jobs as flower shop girl, researcher, community gardener, personal assistant and freewheeling tree pruner. She’s also picked grapes and kiwifruit for money.
Her writing revolves around contemporary ruralities, environmental psychology and cultural transition. She likes to explore how storytelling can help us find a path through life, and how people relate to their place in the world.
She has published her work in German and British magazines (including Dark Mountain) and can also be read on francescaschmidt.wordpress.com and There are no maps.