Francesca Lia Block




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Francesca Lia Block was born in Los Angeles to a poet and a painter, their creativity an obvious influence on her writing. Another influence was her childhood love of Greek mythology and fairy tales.
She has lived in the city all her life, and still resides there with her daughter, Jasmine Angelina (about whom she wrote her book Guarding the Moon), her son Samuel Alexander, and her two dogs: a springer spaniel named Vincent Van Go Go Boots and a beagle mix named Thumper.
She left only to attend the University of California, Berkeley. She has often professed her love of Los Angeles, calling it a "Jasmine-scented, jacaranda-purple, neon sparked city," which she has nicknamed in her books "Shangri-LA."


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Francesca Lia Block at Book Soup
Author appearance, September 18, 2014 07:00PM
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA, US

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Francesca Lia Block discusses and signs copies of her new novel Beyond the Pale...more

Francesca Lia Block at The Last Bookstore
Author appearance, September 19, 2014 07:30PM
The Last Bookstore, 453 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA, US

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Francesca Lia Block at Stories Books
Author appearance, September 20, 2014 07:30PM
Stories Books and Café, 1716 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, US

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“You are in my blood. I cant help it. We can't be anywhere except together”
Francesca Lia Block, Weetzie Bat

“Wish on everything. Pink cars are good, especially old ones. And stars of course, first stars and shooting stars. Planes will do if they are the first light in the sky and look like stars. Wish in tunnels, holding your breath and lifting your feet off the ground. Birthday candles. Baby teeth.”
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“Do you know when they say soul-mates? Everybody uses it in personal ads. "Soul-mate wanted". It doesn't mean too much now. But soul mates- think about it. When your soul-whatever that is anyway-something so alive when you make music or love and so mysteriously hidden most of the rest of the time, so colorful and big but without color or shape-when your soul finds another soul it can recognize even before the rest of you knows about it. The rest of you just feels sweaty and jumpy at first. And your souls get married without even meaning to-even if you can't be together for some reason in real life, your souls just go ahead and make the wedding plans. A soul's wedding must be too beautiful to even look at. It must be blinding. In must be like all the weddings in the world-gondolas with canopies of doves, champagne glasses shattering, wings of veils, drums beating, flutes and trumpets,showers of roses. And after that happens-that's it, this is it. But sometimes you have to let that person go. When you are little, people , movie and fairy tales all tell you that one day you're going to meet this person. So you keep waiting and it's a lot harder than they make it sound. Then you meet and you think, okay, now we can just get on with it but you find out that sometimes your sould brother partner lover has other ideas about that. ”
Francesca Lia Block, Dangerous Angels

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Cristina my favorite shelf in my house is my flb shelf <3 thank you for always responding to my fan-love on twitter and for adding me as a friend here, it only gives me more reason to treasure and adore your books- some of my most prized possessions x


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Kris Neri Thanks for adding this mystery & paranormal author, Francesca. I'm looking forward to reading your reviews.

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C. McKenzie Hi,

How great to find another reader, reviewer here.


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