I know you think that when you’re 35, 45, 55, you’ll be different. But I’m going to let you in on a bit of a secret. You’re going to look different, and your life is going to be different, but in your head you’ll always be that 16-year-old girl.
I like to play poker. I have a nice poker group that's been going on for years.
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When I first thought of the idea for ‘Sweet Valley High,’ I loved the idea of high school as microcosm of the real world. And what I really liked was how it moved things on from ‘Sleeping Beauty’-esque romance novels where the girl had to wait for the hero. This would be girl-driven, very different, I decided – and indeed it is.
I love ‘Sweet Valley,’ but I love it from a different angle. There are people for whom it is their adolescence. They own it, in a way that even I don’t. I’ve come to respect the project more because of the response than I’ve had. It’s more important than I realized it was. I didn’t understand the breadth and depth of it. now I’m beginning to more.
I get some of my ideas from watching my three daughters, but most of them come from my own memories of growing up. I can remember how romantic I was, not just about love, but romance in the classic sense – the romantic ideals: of honor and truth, of loyalty, sacrifice and fairness. Those were the elements that made a story satisfying to me.
|Birth:||13th May, 1938|
Francine Pascal was born in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. She is an American writer best known for creating the Sweet Valley series of young adult novels. Sweet Valley High was the backbone of the collection, and was made into a popular television series. She has written several novels include: Hangin' out with Cici, The Hand-me-down Kid, The Ruling Class, La Villa, My First Love and Other Disasters, and Save Johanna!. In 1958, she graduated from New York University.
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