Search - List of Books by Francesca Lia Block

Francesca Lia Block (born December 3, 1962) is the author of many young adult books, most famously the Weetzie Bat series. Block wrote her first book, Weetzie Bat, while a student at UC Berkeley; it was published in 1989 by Harper Collins. She is known for her use of imagery, especially in describing the city of Los Angeles. One New York Times Book Review critic said, "Block writes about the real Los Angeles better than anyone since Raymond Chandler." She has collaborated with artistic photographer Suza Scalora to write Evidence of Angels set for release in October 2009.

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 UC 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."

She is currently developing an original show for MTV and writing the screenplay which will bring Weetzie Bat to the cinema. She is also the recipient of the 2005 Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Library Association. Block's work has been translated into seven different languages and is published around the world.

Block is a member of the Authors Guild, Authors League of America, and the Writers Guild of America.

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Total Books: 149
The Thorn Necklace Healing Through Writing and the Creative Process
Taking Aim Power and Pain Teens and Guns
2016 - Taking Aim Power and Pain Teens and Guns (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780062327369
ISBN-10: 0062327364
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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The Island of Excess Love
2015 - The Island of Excess Love (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781501252648
ISBN-10: 150125264X
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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Beyond the Pale Motel
2014 - Beyond the Pale Motel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781250033123
ISBN-10: 1250033128
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Love in the Time of Global Warming
2014 - Love in the Time of Global Warming (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781250044426
ISBN-10: 1250044421
Genres: Teen & Young Adult, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Books
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
 1

Pink Smog Becoming Weetzie Bat
2014 - Pink Smog Becoming Weetzie Bat (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780061566004
ISBN-10: 0061566004
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 4

Teen Spirit
2014 - Teen Spirit (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780062008091
ISBN-10: 0062008099
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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The Elementals
2013 - The Elementals (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781250036292
ISBN-10: 1250036291
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

The Frenzy
2011 - The Frenzy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780061926686
ISBN-10: 006192668X
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 3

Fairy Tales in Electri-City
2011 - Fairy Tales in Electri-city (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780979420870
ISBN-10: 0979420873
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Roses and Bones Myths Tales and Secrets
2011 - Roses and Bones Myths Tales and Secrets (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780062019547
ISBN-10: 0062019546
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 3

Dangerous Angels The Weetzie Bat Books
2010 - Dangerous Angels the Weetzie Bat Books (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780062007407
ISBN-10: 0062007408
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 4

Pretty Dead
2010 - Pretty Dead (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780061547874
ISBN-10: 0061547875
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 4

Kisses From Hell Sunshine / Bring Me to Life / Alone / Hunting Kat / Lilith
2010 - Kisses From Hell Sunshine / Bring Me to Life / Alone / Hunting Kat / Lilith (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780061956966
ISBN-10: 0061956961
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Kisses from Hell
2010 - Kisses From Hell (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780061956973
ISBN-10: 006195697X
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 5

House of Dolls
2010 - House of Dolls (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780061130946
ISBN-10: 006113094X
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

How Beautiful the Ordinary Twelve Stories of Identity
2009 - How Beautiful the Ordinary Twelve Stories of Identity (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780061154980
ISBN-10: 0061154989
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 3

Evidence of Angels
2009 - Evidence of Angels (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780061243431
ISBN-10: 0061243434
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

How to cage a Girl
2009 - How to Cage a Girl [Un] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780061358388
ISBN-10: 006135838X
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 3

Wood Nymph Seeks Centaur A Mythological Dating Guide
2009 - Wood Nymph Seeks Centaur a Mythological Dating Guide (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781596916227
ISBN-10: 1596916222
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 3

Blood Roses
2009 - Blood Roses (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780060763862
ISBN-10: 0060763868
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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2008 - Goat Girls [Weetzie Bat] (Other)
2008 - Wasteland (Other)
2008 - I Was a Teenage Fairy [Ageless Books] (Other)
2007 - Topmodel (Other)
2007 - Ruby (Paperback)
2006 - Necklace of Kisses [Weetzie Bat, Bk 6] (Paperback)
2004 - Echo (Other)
2004 - Weetzie Bat [Weetzie Bat] (Paperback)
2003 - Nymph (Hardcover)
2003 - Baby Be-bop [Dangerous Angels] (Paperback)
2002 - Missing Angel Juan [Dangerous Angels] (Paperback)
1999 - Witch Baby (Other)
1999 - Hanged Man (Other)
1999 - Weetzie Bat [Weetzie Bat, Bk 1 - 10th Anniversary Edition] (Paperback)
1998 - Dangerous Angels [Weetzie Bat Books] (Other)
Girl Goddess Nine Stories [Girl Goddess No. 9] (Other)