Frances-Marie Coke is a lifelong educator, born in Jamaica. After a decade at Kingston College she worked in personnel and human resource management, designing and facilitating a wide range of training and development programmes. As an administrator and lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, she contributed to the work of the Mona School of Business, a major provider of management education in the Caribbean region.
Writing has been a major part of her life for over four decades. She won several prizes for poetry, fiction, and playwriting in literary competitions staged by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission. Her poems have appeared in The Jamaica Observer Literary Arts magazine, The Caribbean Writer, the Australian publication Kunapippi, and three Jamaica Observer literary publications, Bearing Witness 1, Bearing Witness 2, and Bearing Witness 3. Since relocating to Florida, she has continued to write and work in education.
Her publications include two volumes of poetry: Intersections published by Peepal Tree Press, Leeds, UK and The Balm of Dusk Lilies published by the Jamaica Observer Literary Publications.