Frances Brandon was born in Pontiac, Michigan in 1919. Since her teenage years she dreamed of being a writer. Frances consistently kept a diary full of poetry and moments chronicling her life. Frances began her role as an IMPACTOR when she became the first African American secretary within Beecher Community Schools (Flint, MI). From there she (along with her husband) volunteered substantial amounts of time to neighborhood children. She was able to provide food for those that were hungry, and clothing for those who were without. Frances understood the importance of exposure and often organized trips for neighborhood children to leave their environment to explore places far different from their own communities.
While she was active in multiple areas of Genesee County: Frances also served as a ward clerk at McLaren hospital, and a writer for Model Cities News.
In 1971, she was in the process of getting her book “Bits & Pieces” published but financial obstacles after her husband died prevented her from further pursuing the goal. Years later, her grandson Kellen Brandon also had dreams of publishing his own work— from his dream he started a publishing company “Brandon Publishing.” Bit & Pieces was created in June of 2012. Frances, still in tuned with her giving spirit, donates all proceeds of the book Bit & Pieces to the Edward Brandon Community Book Scholarship.