|Francess Lin Lantz|
August 27, 1952|
Trenton, New Jersey
|Died||November 22, 2004
Santa Barbara, California
|Cause of death||ovarian cancer|
Francess Lin Lantz (August 27, 1952 – November 22, 2004) was an American children's librarian turned fiction writer, whose fans are mostly preteen and teen-aged girls. For more than two decades Lantz wrote more than 30 books, including several juvenile bestsellers. She was selected for the American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults for her 1997 romance, Someone to Love. Stepsister from Planet Weird (Random House, 1996) was made into a Disney Channel television movie in 2000.
Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Lantz was raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She initially aspired to become a rock musician and composer. She graduated in 1974 from Dickinson College (in Pennsylvania) and from Simmons College (in Boston) in 1975, where she earned a master's degree in library sciences.
Lantz authored more than 30 books and articles including:
- Woodstock Magic (Avon, 1986)ISBN 0380751291
- Fade Far Away (HarperCollins, 1998) ISBN 038097553X
- Stepsister from Planet Weird (Random House, 1996) ISBN 0788761579
- You're the One series
- Luna Bay surfer girl series
- "Francess Lantx (1952-2004) writer". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
- Woo, Elaine (December 9, 2004). "Francess Lantz, 52; Author of the 'Luna Bay' Series for Girls". LA Times. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
- "Francess Lantz". Authors Among Us - Children's Writers Who Are or Who Have Been Librarians. Ravenstone Press. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
- Francess Lantz bibliography
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