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Francesca Lia Block is an American novelist. Born in Los Angeles in 1962, she frequently bases her fiction in her home city. Her time attending University of California, Berkeley, was the only time she has moved away from Los Angeles.
Block’s first novel, Weetzie Bat, was published in 1989. She had written the book while still a student at Berkeley. The book is being adapted for film, with Block writing the screenplay. The young adult noel was also the first of her Dangerous Angels series.
Her second novel, also part of the Dangerous Angels series, was Witch Baby, published in 1991. The series continued with a total of seven novels published, to date. The fifth novel, Baby Be-Bop, was published in 1995, but gained additional notoriety in 2009, when it was opposed by parents’ groups in Wisconsin.
Block has written novels for both young adults and adults, with some being crossovers. Her work includes 20 standalone novels. Her 2001 novel, Echo, was a fantasy novel with a teenage protagonist. Wasteland, published in 2003, was written for adults, and was suggested for mature readers due to its content. Focusing on incest and substance abuse, the novel was seen as a departure from Block’s lighter novels.
In addition to her fiction, Block has also published nine collections of poetry and stories and three non-fiction titles, including Zine Scene: the do it yourself guide to zines. Her first poetry collection, Moon Harvest, was published in 1978. Her story collections include Nymph, a collection of erotic stories.