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Francess Lin Lantz
Born (1952-08-27)August 27, 1952
Died November 22, 2004(2004-11-22) (aged 52)
Nationality American
Occupation librarian, writer

Francess Lin Lantz (August 27, 1952 – November 22, 2004) was an American children's librarian turned fiction writer. 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.

Early years

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.

Death

She died in Santa Barbara, California in 2004 following a five years long battle with ovarian cancer; she was 52 years old.

Publications

Lantz authored more than 30 books and articles including:

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