You may have noticed a little of an increase of posts talking about Francesca Lia Block here on A Life Among the Pages. For those paying attention to my Twitter and Facebook, this might be more apparent. Have I found a new favorite author? Have I gotten addicted to pushing shit in your face for the hell of it? Well, I don’t do anything just for the hell of it…wait, yes I do, but not in that way.
Even though I’ve technically known about Block for years, I never took a close look at her work until this year, but I”m glad I did. I read much of her work (though, I may only have gotten a quarter of the way through her extensive catalog) in the last few months and anything she puts out ends up on my radar. Last month, Block released The Island of Excess Love. She’s a busy writer and had ANOTHER new book to release already! That’s what we’re here for today…
The new release I’m sharing today is Beyond the Pale Motel, which is a switch from what I’ve read and shared from this author before. I’ve only read the more “young adult” books so far, but this one is more for adults and looks like it’ll be a steamy read ;)
If that wasn’t enough to get you excited for today, September 16th…it’s my anniversary today! I’ve been with my girlfriend for four years now, so maybe we should all celebrate by reading something great today. Sound good? Maybe Beyond the Pale Motel will be the what you’ll read today. Find out more about the book below and feel free to tell us about other new books coming out today, in the comments on this post.
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About the Author:
Francesca Lia Block was born in Los Angeles to a poet and a painter, their creativity an obvious influence on her writing. Another influence was her childhood love of Greek mythology and fairy tales.
She has lived in the city all her life, and still resides there with her daughter, Jasmine Angelina (about whom she wrote her book Guarding the Moon), her son Samuel Alexander, and her two dogs: a springer spaniel named Vincent Van Go Go Boots and a beagle mix named Thumper.
She left only to attend the University of California, Berkeley. She has often professed her love of Los Angeles, calling it a “Jasmine-scented, jacaranda-purple, neon sparked city,” which she has nicknamed in her books “Shangri-LA.”
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