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The Books of Francesca Lia Block

Updated on October 1, 2010

Francesca Lia Block is an author of her magical-realist young adult fiction, usually set in her home of Los Angeles. Her writing style is lyrical, lush, glamorous and romantic. She describes her books as "contemporary fairy tales with an edge." She often touches on themes of feminism and gay rights.

Block is best known for the Dangerous Angels series, starring Weetzie Bat and her family. This series includes Weetzie Bat, Witch Baby, Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys, Missing Angel Juan, Baby Be-Bop, and Necklace of Kisses. There is a planned film production of Weetzie Bat, which Block is writing a screenplay for.

Francesca Lia Block Bio

Block was born in Los Angeles on December 3, 1962. She is the child of two artists. She attended the University of California at Berkeley. She is the mother of two children. She has written many books and has received awards from the American Library Association, School Library Journal and the New York Times. She also teaches writing.

Best of Francesca Lia Block

The Frenzy
The Frenzy

Block's newest novel is a thriller starring 17-year-old Liv, who has a terrible secret.

Dangerous Angels: Five Weetzie Bat Books
Dangerous Angels: Five Weetzie Bat Books

The entire Weetzie Bat series except the most recent, Necklace of Kisses.

Necklace of Kisses: A Novel
Necklace of Kisses: A Novel

A 40-year-old Weetzie Bat faces a midlife crisis after 9/11.

Wood Nymph Seeks Centaur: A Mythological Dating Guide
Wood Nymph Seeks Centaur: A Mythological Dating Guide

A dating guide that categorizes romantic seekers as different mythological creatures.

Girl Goddess #9: Nine Stories
Girl Goddess #9: Nine Stories

A collection of short stories about teenage girls.


Francesca Lia Block Chronological Bibliography

Psyche in a Dress/ Echo & the Rose and the Beast (2011)

Kisses from Hell (2010)

The Frenzy (2010)

House of Dolls (2010)

Wood Nymph Seeks Centaur: A Mythological Dating Guide (2009)

Evidence of Angels (with Suza Scalora) (2009)

Pretty Dead (2009)

The Waters and the Wild (2009)

Open Letter to Quiet Light: Poems (2009)

How to (un)Cage a Girl (2008)

Blood Roses (2008)

Quakeland (2008)

Psyche in a Dress (2006)

Ruby (with Carmen Staton) (2006)

Guarding the Moon: a Mother's First Year (2003)

Wasteland (2003)

Echo (2001)

Nymph (2000)

Violet and Claire (1999)

Zine Scene (1998)

I Was a Teenage Fairy (1998)

Girl Goddess #9: Nine Stories (1996)

The Hanged Man (1994)

Primavera (1994)

The Rose & The Beat: Nine Fairy Tales (1993)

Ecstasia (1993)

Moon Harvest (1978)

Season of Green: Poems (1978)


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