Francesca Lia Block (born December 3, 1962) is an American writer of adult and young-adult literature. She is known for the series Weetzie Bat , which she began while a student at  Berkeley.
Block was born in Los Angeles to a poet and a painter. She attended
Block writes both novels and petry. Her first two books,
Moon Harvest (1978) and Season of Green (1979), were small-press illustrated poetry collections, now out of print. Since then, she has released several standalone collections of poetry, as well as incorporating poetry and lyrics into many of her novels.
Block did not originally start out with an editor, but was published by using her connections. She attributed her success partly to publishers being interested in shorter books.
In 2014, Block was named Writer-in-Residence at
Pasadena City College. Block is a member of the  Authors Guild, Authors League of America, and the Writers Guild of America. Block's work has been translated into several different languages, including French, Italian, German, and Japanese, and is published around the world.
In 2018, it was confirmed that
Weetzie Bat would be produced as a feature film, with Justin Kelly attached as director. Block wrote the screenplay for the film.
Block is known for her use of imagery, especially in describing the city of
Los Angeles. One  critic said, "Block writes about the real Los Angeles better than anyone since New York Times Book Review Raymond Chandler."
Block has a son and a daughter.
Awards and nominations
The Hanged Man (1994)
I Was A Teenage Fairy (1998)
Violet and Claire (1999)
The Rose and the Beast (2000)
Psyche In A Dress (2006)
Blood Roses (2008)
The Waters and the Wild (2009)
Pretty Dead (2009)
The Frenzy (2010)
House of Dolls (2010)
Elementals (St. Martin's Press, 2013)
Love in the Time of Global Warming (2013)
Teen Spirit (2014)
The Island of Excess Love (2014)
Beyond the Pale Motel (2014) My Miserable Life (2016), as F.L. Block
Moon Harvest: Poems (1978), poetry
Season of Green: Poems (1979), poetry
Girl Goddess #9: Nine Stories (1996), short stories
Nymph: Nine Erotic Stories (2003), short stories
Blood Roses (2008), short stories
How to (Un)cage a Girl (2008), poetry
Open Letter to Quiet Light (2009), poetry
Blood Roses (2010), omnibus of Psyche in a Dress, Echo, and The Rose and the Beast
Fairy Tales in Electri-City (2011), poetry Love Magick (2012), editor of anthology Non-fiction and other
Zine Scene: the do it yourself guide to zines (1998)
Guarding the Moon: A Mother's First Year (2003)
Wood Nymph Seeks Centaur: A Mythological Dating Guide (2009)
Evidence of Angels (2009), with photographer Suza Scalora The Thorn Necklace: Healing Through Writing and the Creative process (2018)
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"Phoenix Award Brochure 2012". Children's Literature Association. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
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Francesca Lia Block at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Retrieved 2014-09-04. Select a title to see its linked publication history and general information. Select a particular edition (title) for more data at that level, such as a front cover image or linked contents.