Michelle DeVrieze is an award-winning marketer turned independent author and publisher. Her inspiration for the Cranky Franky character came from a real-life uncle, also named Franky, who just loved to push people's buttons. Her husband could go on for days recalling the things Uncle Franky did to irritate family, friends, and even strangers. And her Franky is just as aggravating. After all, he has a reputation to uphold.