Fran Wilde is the author of the high-flying Bone Universe series, which includes Updraft (Tor, 2015; Andre Norton Award, Compton Crook Award, Nebula Finalist) and its sequels, Cloudbound (Tor, 2016; Locus Recommended) and Horizon (Tor, 2017); as well as the novelette "The Jewel and Her Lapidary" (; Hugo Finalist, Nebula Finalist, Locus Award Finalist).

Her short stories and poems include "Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand" (Uncanny Magazine; Hugo Finalist, Nebula Finalist), "Only Their Shining Beauty Was Left" (Shimmer Magazine; WSFS Small Press Award Finalist), "Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud" (Beneath Ceaseless Skies), "You Are Two Point Three Meters from Your Destination" (Uncanny Magazine), "The Ghost Tide Chantey," (, 2015); and "How to Walk in Historic Graveyards in the Post-Digital Age" (Asimov's). Other short fiction has appeared in Asimov's, Nature Futures, Abyss & Apex, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and The Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog.

She co-edited Ad Astra: The 50th Anniversary SFWA Cookbook (SFWA, Inc., 2015) with Cat Rambo, and produces the monthly podcast and interview series Cooking the Books with Aliette de Bodard. Her nonfiction appears at Clarkesworld Magazine,, and The Washington Post.

Fran lives in Philadelphia with her family.