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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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A cinematic exploration of the writing life by Francesca Lia Block, the bestselling author of the Weetzie Bat series of magical-realism novels, The Thorn Necklace offers visceral insights and healing exercises for the writer who creates as a way to process pain and adversity. Gently...

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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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“Dill was off again. Beautiful things floated around in his dreamy head. He could read two books to my one, but he preferred the magic of his own inventions. He could add and subtract faster than lightning, but he preferred his own twilight world, a world where babies slept, waiting to be gathered like morning lilies.”
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message 5: by becca

becca sporky Did you know that Anne Dillard also uses the term Shangri -la in her book Teaching a Stone to Talk?


Francesca Lia Cristina wrote: "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 you..."

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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.

Kris

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C. Lee McKenzie Hi,

How great to find another reader, reviewer here.


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