Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Author Spotlight: Francesca Lia Block & Giveaway!

Please Welcome Francesca Lia Block
Author of The Frenzy

1) Could you tell us a bit about yourself.
Francesca: I"ve been publishing since 1989. I write fiction, short stories, poetry, non-fiction with a penchant for urban fairy tales set in L.A. where I live and teach writing workshops that are also offered online.

2) What was the inspiration for writing The Frenzy?
 Francesca: The Frenzy is my female Werewolf story. . I am currently interested in monsters as metaphor for female coming of age,sexuality/creative force.

3) Were there any personal experiences that went in to writing The Frenzy?
Francesca: Yes. Two people in my life inspired it in particular and the town is based on a small town in Ohio I have visited. THe mom is based on a certain female politician...LIv's character was loosely based on someone I know.

4) Was Liv's character based on anyone or was she a purely made up character? What is she like?
Francesca: Liv is powerful but needs to learn how to use her power and channel her energy. She loves animals and nature and needs her freedom and to find who she really is.

5) What was your inspiration in the cover art for The Frenzy?
Francesca: The cover art came mostly from my wonderful editor,Tara Weikum. We are working with close ups on the last few covers. I made a few suggestions regarding the intesne green of the eye etc.

6) Do you plan to have The Frenzy as a stand alone novel or part of a series? 
Francesca: It is a stand alone novel but it, Pretty Dead and my new book are all connected and I may write something that joins the characters together in the future.

7) Do you write to music? If so, what is your favorite?
Francesca: I can't write to music but i Love music, all kinds. It inspires me a great deal.

 8) What do you plan on doing in the future?
Francesca: Just finished an adult novel THE LEMENNTALS that I am very excited about!

9) What are you reading right now?
Francesca: I want to get Tana French's latest. I am reading my students' manuscripts.

 10) Who are a few of your favorite authors?
Francesca: Garcia Marquez, Angela Carter, Emily Dickenson, Keats, YEats, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, collette, Salinger...

11) Anything you would like to add?
Francesca: I love my readers. They have been so supportive and I feel very grateful! flb

Thank you so much Francesca for stopping by!

Make sure to stop by Francesca's website HERE!


Love is a werewolf, influenced by the moon and terror, and always about to change.

Liv has a secret.
Something happened to her when she was thirteen. Something that changed everything. Liv knows she doesn’t belong anymore—not in her own skin, not in her family . . . not anywhere. The only time she truly feels like herself is when she’s with her boyfriend, Corey, and in the woods that surround her town.
But in the woods, a mysterious woman watches Liv. In the woods, a pack of wild boys lurks. In the woods, Liv learns about the curse that will haunt her forever. The curse that caused the frenzy four years ago. And that may cause it again, all too soon.
While Corey and Liv’s love binds them together, Liv’s dark secret threatens to tear them apart as she struggles to understand who—or what—she really is. And by the light of the full moon, the most dangerous secrets bare their claws. . . .



Something is happening to Charlotte Emerson. Like the fires that are ravaging the hills of Los Angeles, it consumes her from the inside out. But whether it is her eternal loneliness, the memory of her brother, the return of her first love, or the brooding, magnetic Jared-she cannot say. What if it's something more...

Something to do with the sudden tear in her perfect nails. The heat she feels when she's with Jared. The blood rushing once again to her cheeks and throughout her veins.

For Charlotte is a vampire, witness to almost a century's worth of death and destruction. But not since she was a human girl has mortality touched her.


Wanna win one of these books by Francesca Lia Block? Well here's your chance!

1 winner will receive there their choice of either The Frenzy or Pretty Dead!
Open Internationally
Ends 1-1-11

Contest Closed!


Anonymous said...

Awesome interview! I also like Emily Dickenson- she's my favorite poet! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Jessy said...

That's pretty cool that these books are stand alone novels, but she will be tying them up in a later novel. That's a really good idea!

Pisinat said...

Thank you for the giveaway!
I like when authors have word to say about their book covers. It makes them more "personal"

Alison Can Read said...

Cool interview! I want to read the book to see what female politician she's talking about.

Kelly aka yllektra(I Work For Books) said...

Heeh, thanks for both the interview & the giveaway! :)

Kelly @ I Work For Books

Fi-chan said...

Thank you! :D

Aleetha said...

Thanks for the chance

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