Francess Lin Lantz (b. August 27, 1952, Trenton, New Jersey — d. November 22, 2004, Santa Barbara, California) was an American children's librarian turned fiction writer, whose fanbase was mostly preteen and teenaged girls.
Lantz authored, among other works:
- Woodstock Magic (Avon)
- Fade Far Away (HarperCollins, 1998)
- Stepsister from Planet Weird (Random House, 1996)
- You're the One series
- Luna Bay surfer girl series
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.
- Authors and Artists for Young Adults. (The Gale Group, Inc., 1989+; part of the Thomson Corporation)
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