Franke James is the author of Bothered By My Green Conscience published in Spring 2009 and the inventor of Dear Office-Politics: the game everyone plays.
As an artist, photographer and writer, Franke’s artistic mission is to do something green and document it. Franke made news headlines for her environmental actions by successfully winning permission from Toronto City Hall for the right to build a green driveway. Franke’s work has been featured in the Toronto Star, National Post, Montreal Gazette, Times-Colonist, Ottawa Citizen, 350.org, Treehugger, Worldchanging, and in numerous blogs. Her story A Green Winter was part of an anthology entitled Perspectives on Contemporary Issues that included stories from Stephen Lewis, Margaret Atwood, and David Suzuki. Franke produced A Green Winter as an animated short. It was screened at the 2007 Green Living Show between appearances by Al Gore and Robert Kennedy, Jr.
Franke has a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Victoria, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mount Allison University. Franke lives in Toronto where her favorite mode of transportation is walking.