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Francesca Lia Block

Living as the Reflection You Want to See

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Mckown

If you want to be happy, you must have happy thoughts and believe in happy. If you want to experience abundance you must put forth abundant thoughts. If your thoughts tend toward lack and not having enough, what will the Universe deliver to you? Exactly, lack and not having enough.

Francesca Lia Block's Noir Genius Shines Darkly in "Beyond the Pale Hotel"

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 01.24.2015 | Home
Mary Pauline Lowry

Sitting in the lovely patio eating a vegan falafel bowl with Block across from me wearing a black tank top, black skinny jeans, and shiny pink Nike high-tops, I couldn't help feeling like I'd fallen into a Block novel.

Empathy, Love and the LGBT Characters In My Books

Francesca Lia Block | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Francesca Lia Block

I'm not trying to shock or taunt anyone by writing LGBT characters. I'm just writing about my life and the people I love. And hope that others might recognize a small piece of themselves in these characters, and fall in love with them, too.

The Elementals Is a Haunting Coming-of-Age Story

Julie A. Carlson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Home
Julie A. Carlson

Over her 23-year career as a writer, Francesca Lia Block's books have been categorized as YA. But don't be fooled. Her latest, The Elementals, however, is geared toward an adult audience.

Some Recommended Titles for LGBTQ Young Adults

Sarah McCarry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah McCarry

No longer angst-ridden stories of encountering violent homophobia or coming out to a hateful family, plenty of young adult novels allow their queer characters to be teenagers like any other.

Civil Liberties Group Wants Right to Burn Books

Sascha Elise Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sascha Elise Cohen

The Milwaukee branch of the CCLU has filed a legal claim against the library for carrying offensive material, specifically the book Baby Be-Bop, a whimsical coming-of-age tale about a gay youth.