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Francine Pascal grew up in New York City and attended New York University. She is the author of the Sweet Valley High series, featuring twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield. She had originally planned the idea for a daytime soap for teens, but a close friend talked her into making the idea into a book series instead. Pascal has also written "Hangin' Out with Cici, which became an ABC After School Special called "My Mother Was Never a Kid", "The Hand-Me-Down Kid," also made into an ABC After School Special, "My First Love and Other Disasters," and "Love and Betrayal & Hold the Mayo." She has also worked on a musical and several adult books, and is the executive director for the Sweet Valley High TV show. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Double Love (Sweet Valley High #1)
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Disambiguation Notice

Francine Pascal was the creator of the Sweet Valley series, to represent ghost-writers of her series, she created the pen names of Jamie Suzanne (a combination of the names of her daughters), Laurie John, or Kate William (but not Kate Williams, who is a real and separate person. Even though there may be Sweet Valley books incorrectly attributed to her.)

Double Love (Sweet Valley High #1) (Creator) 485 copies, 18 reviews
Best Friends (Sweet Valley Twins, No. 1) (Creator) 347 copies, 6 reviews
Secrets (Creator) 335 copies, 13 reviews
Fearless #1 276 copies, 5 reviews
Teacher's Pet (Creator) 272 copies, 3 reviews
Playing with Fire (Creator) 261 copies, 6 reviews
The Haunted House 250 copies, 4 reviews
Power Play (Creator) 234 copies, 5 reviews
Choosing Sides 222 copies, 2 reviews
Dear Sister (Creator) 218 copies, 3 reviews
Three's a Crowd (Creator) 212 copies, 1 review
All Night Long (Creator) 209 copies, 4 reviews
Sneaking Out 208 copies, 2 reviews
Dangerous Love 205 copies, 4 reviews
Wakefields of Sweet Valley (Creator) 202 copies, 8 reviews
The New Girl 194 copies, 2 reviews
Sam 187 copies, 4 reviews
First Place 181 copies, 1 review
Kidnapped! (Creator) 181 copies, 2 reviews
Run 170 copies, 1 review
Heart Breaker (Creator) 165 copies, 3 reviews
Wrong Kind of Girl (Creator) 163 copies, 1 review
Crash Landing! (Creator) 163 copies, 2 reviews
Against the Rules 160 copies, 2 reviews
Tug of War 158 copies, 1 review
Racing Hearts 157 copies, 1 review
When Love Dies (Creator) 154 copies, 2 reviews
Too Good To Be True (Creator) 153 copies, 4 reviews
One of the Gang 151 copies, 1 review
The Wakefield Legacy (Creator) 149 copies
Keeping Secrets 148 copies, 3 reviews
Buried Treasure 147 copies, 2 reviews
Perfect Summer 144 copies, 3 reviews
Second Best 142 copies, 2 reviews
Kiss 141 copies
Twisted (Fearless 4) 141 copies, 1 review
Out of Place 141 copies, 1 review
Love Letters 137 copies, 2 reviews
Head Over Heels (Creator) 136 copies, 1 review
The New Jessica (Creator) 136 copies, 2 reviews
Promises 135 copies, 3 reviews
Boys Against Girls 135 copies, 3 reviews
Fearless: Fearless; Sam; Run 134 copies, 2 reviews
Deceptions (Creator) 134 copies, 1 review
College Girls 133 copies
Runaway (Creator) 133 copies
The Older Boy 133 copies, 2 reviews
Payback 132 copies
The Class Trip 130 copies, 4 reviews
Rags to Riches (Creator) 130 copies, 2 reviews
Rebel (Fearless 7) 128 copies, 1 review
Hostage! (Sweet Valley High, No 26) (Creator) 127 copies, 1 review
Showdown 125 copies, 2 reviews
Center of Attention 125 copies, 2 reviews
Playing Hooky 124 copies, 1 review
The Evil Twin 124 copies, 3 reviews
The Christmas Ghost 118 copies, 2 reviews
Malibu Summer 117 copies, 3 reviews
Runaway Hamster 117 copies, 1 review
On the Edge (Creator) 116 copies, 1 review
Heat 116 copies, 2 reviews
Bitter Rivals (Creator) 114 copies, 1 review
Claim to Fame 113 copies, 2 reviews
April Fool! 113 copies, 1 review
Taking Sides (Creator) 113 copies, 1 review
Liar 113 copies, 1 review
Surprise! Surprise! 112 copies, 2 reviews
Hangin' out with Cici 112 copies, 3 reviews
The Bully 111 copies, 2 reviews
Standing Out 110 copies
Spring Break 110 copies, 1 review
The War Between the Twins 109 copies, 1 review
Alone in the Crowd (Creator) 109 copies, 1 review
Memories (Creator) 109 copies
Mary is Missing 108 copies, 2 reviews
Nowhere to Run 108 copies, 1 review
Elizabeth's New Hero 107 copies, 1 review
Elizabeth's First Kiss 107 copies, 2 reviews
Double Jeopardy 107 copies, 2 reviews
Slam Book Fever (Creator) 106 copies, 2 reviews
The Magic Christmas 106 copies, 2 reviews
Jumping to Conclusions 106 copies, 2 reviews
Too Much in Love (Creator) 105 copies, 1 review
Troublemaker (Creator) 105 copies, 1 review
Teamwork 105 copies, 1 review
Special Christmas 105 copies, 1 review
Winter Carnival 103 copies, 1 review
Jealous Lies (Creator) 102 copies, 1 review
Jessica's Cat Trick 101 copies, 3 reviews
Blood 101 copies, 1 review
Rumors (Creator) 100 copies, 1 review
Outcast (Creator) 98 copies, 2 reviews
Holiday Mischief 98 copies, 2 reviews
Taking Charge 98 copies
Leaving Home (Creator) 97 copies, 1 review
Left Behind 96 copies, 2 reviews
Jessica on Stage 95 copies, 1 review
On the Run 95 copies, 2 reviews
Jessica's Secret 95 copies, 2 reviews
Forbidden Love (Creator) 95 copies
Trust 94 copies, 1 review
Lovestruck (Creator) 94 copies, 1 review
Bad (Fearless) 93 copies, 1 review
Out of Control (Creator) 93 copies, 2 reviews
Jessica the Rock Star 92 copies, 2 reviews
Kill Game 92 copies, 3 reviews
Return of the Evil Twin 92 copies, 2 reviews
Deadly Summer 91 copies, 1 review
Starting Over (Creator) 90 copies, 1 review
Missing 90 copies, 1 review
Secret Admirer (Creator) 90 copies, 2 reviews
Killer 89 copies, 1 review
Last Chance (Creator) 89 copies
Amy's Pen Pal 87 copies, 2 reviews
The Twins' Mystery Teacher 87 copies, 2 reviews
The New Elizabeth 86 copies, 1 review
The Big Camp Secret 86 copies, 1 review
No Place to Hide 86 copies, 1 review
Family Secrets (Creator) 85 copies
The Curse of the Ruby Necklace 85 copies, 3 reviews
Spring Fever 84 copies
Second Chance (Creator) 84 copies, 1 review
Brokenhearted (Creator) 84 copies, 1 review
A Night to Remember 84 copies, 1 review
Playing for Keeps (Creator) 83 copies, 1 review
The Fatal Night 83 copies
Tears 82 copies
Elizabeth's Secret Diary (Creator) 81 copies
A Killer on Board (Creator) 80 copies, 1 review
Pretenses (Creator) 79 copies, 1 review
Lost at Sea (Creator) 79 copies, 1 review
Lila's Story 78 copies
A Married Woman 78 copies
Flee 77 copies
Love 77 copies
Caught in the Middle (Creator) 76 copies, 1 review
White Lies (Creator) 76 copies, 1 review
Who's Who? 75 copies, 1 review
The Arrest 75 copies
Before Gaia 75 copies
Who's To Blame 75 copies
The Love Bet 75 copies, 1 review
In Love Again 74 copies
Shock 74 copies, 1 review
Naked 74 copies
The Case of the Secret Santa 74 copies, 3 reviews
The Verdict 73 copies
Lois Strikes Back 73 copies, 1 review
Hard Choices (Creator) 71 copies, 1 review
The Ruling Class 71 copies, 2 reviews
Sex 71 copies
Elizabeth's Valentine 69 copies, 2 reviews
Out of Reach (Creator) 69 copies, 1 review
Twins 68 copies
Almost Married (Creator) 67 copies, 1 review
Perfect Shot (Creator) 67 copies
The Parent Plot 66 copies
Blind 66 copies
The Twins' Little Sister 65 copies, 1 review
Live Bait 65 copies, 2 reviews
The Love of Her Life 64 copies, 1 review
A Stranger in the House (Creator) 64 copies
Can't Stay Away 64 copies, 2 reviews
The Curse of the Golden Heart 64 copies, 1 review
Amy Moves In 63 copies, 1 review
Decisions (Creator) 63 copies, 1 review
Date with a Werewolf (Creator) 62 copies, 1 review
Ms. Quarterback (Creator) 62 copies
The Great Boyfriend Switch 62 copies, 1 review
Against the Odds (Creator) 62 copies
Beware the Wolfman (Creator) 62 copies, 1 review
Jessica's Zoo Adventure 61 copies, 3 reviews
Beware the Baby-Sitter 61 copies, 1 review
BIG for Christmas 61 copies, 1 review
Get Real 61 copies
Boy Trouble 60 copies, 1 review
Lila's Secret 60 copies, 2 reviews
The Twins Get Caught 59 copies, 1 review
Two Boy Weekend (Creator) 59 copies
Fear 58 copies
Jessica's Big Mistake 58 copies, 2 reviews
Love and Death in London (Creator) 58 copies
Sweet Valley Trick or Treat 57 copies, 1 review
A Deadly Christmas (Creator) 57 copies
Trouble at Home 57 copies
No Means No 56 copies
The Secret of the Magic Pen 56 copies, 1 review
My Best Friend's Boyfriend 56 copies, 1 review
Betrayed 56 copies
Regina's Legacy 56 copies, 1 review
Alone 55 copies
Amy's True Love 54 copies
Booster Boycott 54 copies
Escape 54 copies
Earthquake 54 copies
The Long-Lost Brother (Creator) 53 copies
So Cool 53 copies
Naked Eye 53 copies
Friend Against Friend 53 copies, 1 review
Bruce's Story 53 copies
Lost 53 copies, 1 review
Kiss of the Vampire 52 copies, 1 review
Dance of Death 52 copies
Aftershock 52 copies
Boy Meets Girl 52 copies
Happily Ever After (Creator) 52 copies
"V" for Victory 52 copies
Normal 51 copies
Maria Who? 51 copies
The Boyfriend War 51 copies, 2 reviews
The Roommate 50 copies
Enid's Story 50 copies
Billie's Secret 50 copies
College Cruise 50 copies
The Haunted Burial Ground 50 copies, 1 review
Freak 50 copies
Terror 50 copies
The Other Woman 50 copies
The Middle School Gets Married 50 copies, 1 review
One Last Kiss 49 copies
A Kiss Before Dying (Creator) 49 copies, 1 review
Teacher Crush (Creator) 49 copies
Steven's Bride 49 copies
Death Threat 49 copies
Fake 49 copies
A Royal Pain 48 copies
Gone 48 copies
So Not Me 47 copies
All About Love 47 copies
R for Revenge (Creator) 47 copies
Romeo and 2 Juliets 47 copies, 2 reviews
Psychic Sisters 46 copies, 1 review
The It Guy 46 copies
Soap Star 46 copies
Double Crossed 46 copies
Nightmare in Death Valley (Creator) 46 copies
Stepsisters 45 copies
The Twins and the Wild West 45 copies, 1 review
Cover Girls 45 copies, 1 review
Gaia Abducted 45 copies
Rosa's Lie 45 copies
Broken Angel 45 copies
Bad Girl 44 copies
Elizabeth and the Orphans 44 copies, 1 review
Lust 44 copies
Split Decision 44 copies, 1 review
Olivia's Story 44 copies
Good-bye, Elizabeth 44 copies, 1 review
Last Wish 44 copies
Take Me On 44 copies
Jessica's Blind Date 43 copies, 1 review
Jessica the Baby-Sitter 43 copies, 2 reviews
The Dating Game 43 copies
To Catch a Thief (Creator) 43 copies
Exposed 43 copies
Starring Winston Egbert 43 copies, 1 review
The Twins Take Paris 43 copies, 2 reviews
Killer at Sea 42 copies
London Calling 42 copies
The Love Potion 42 copies
Loving 42 copies
Wired 42 copies
The Twins Go to the Hospital 42 copies, 1 review
Soulmates 42 copies
As If I Care 42 copies
Spy Girl 41 copies
Poor Lila! 41 copies, 1 review
Love Letters For Sale 41 copies, 1 review
College Weekend 41 copies
Falling Apart 41 copies
It's My Life 41 copies
Todd's Story 41 copies
Elizabeth the Seventh Grader 40 copies, 1 review
The Cousin War 40 copies, 1 review
Love and Murder 40 copies
What Winston Saw 40 copies, 1 review
The Cool Crowd 40 copies
Chase 40 copies
His Secret Past 40 copies
Barnyard Battle 40 copies
Fight Fire with Fire (Creator) 40 copies
Camp Killer 39 copies
Cheating to Win 39 copies
Lila's Secret Valentine 39 copies, 1 review
Backstabber 39 copies
Are We In Love? 39 copies
Close to You 39 copies
On My Own 38 copies
Yours for a Day 38 copies
Channel X 38 copies
Too Hot to Handle (Creator) 38 copies
A Picture Perfect Prom? (Creator) 38 copies
Sweet 18 (Creator) 38 copies
Sweet Valley Slumber Party 37 copies, 1 review
Evil Elizabeth 37 copies, 1 review
Jessica's Snobby Club 37 copies, 3 reviews
Maria's Movie Comeback 37 copies, 1 review
The Gossip War 37 copies, 1 review
Never Let Go 37 copies
Won't Someone Help Anna? 37 copies, 1 review
Elizabeth the Hero 36 copies, 1 review
Breaking Away 36 copies, 1 review
Lila's New Flame (Creator) 36 copies
I Need You 36 copies
Meant to Be 36 copies
Private Jessica 35 copies
Lila's Little Sister 35 copies, 1 review
Party Weekend 35 copies
The Best Friend Game 35 copies, 1 review
Busted! 35 copies, 1 review
Amy's Secret Sister 35 copies, 1 review
Straight Up 35 copies
Where We Belong 34 copies
Max's Choice 34 copies
Lila's Music Video 34 copies, 1 review
The Big Night (Creator) 34 copies, 2 reviews
Fearless Elizabeth 34 copies, 1 review
Don't Let Go 34 copies
Too Late 33 copies
Cousin Kelly's Family Secret 33 copies, 3 reviews
Model Flirt 33 copies
Elizabeth's Broken Arm 33 copies, 2 reviews
Boy. Friend. 32 copies
Mystery Date 32 copies
Elizabeth and Jessica Run Away 32 copies, 2 reviews
Sweet Valley Cleanup Team 32 copies, 1 review
Killer Party 32 copies
Road Trip 31 copies
The Mother-Daughter Switch 31 copies, 1 review
Stay or Go 31 copies
Beauty and the Beach (Creator) 31 copies
Lila's Haunted House Party 31 copies, 1 review
The Year Without Christmas 31 copies, 3 reviews
Love Lost 31 copies
How to Ruin a Friendship 31 copies, 1 review
Summer of Love 30 copies, 1 review
Lacey's Crush 30 copies
Jessica the TV Star 30 copies, 2 reviews
Me, Me, Me 30 copies
One 2 Many 30 copies
Love Me Always 30 copies
Jessica's Animal Instincts 30 copies, 1 review
Very Bad Things 30 copies
Steven Gets Even 30 copies, 1 review
Steven's Enemy 30 copies
Get a Clue 30 copies
Todd Runs Away 30 copies
Jessica and the Jumbo Fish 29 copies, 1 review
Be Mine 29 copies
Left-Out Elizabeth 29 copies, 2 reviews
Jessica's Unburied Treasure 29 copies, 2 reviews
Caroline's Mystery Dolls 29 copies, 1 review
Whatever 29 copies, 1 review
Stranded 29 copies
Best of Enemies 29 copies
The Battle of the Cheerleaders 28 copies, 1 review
The First Time 28 copies
Control Freak 28 copies
Senior Cut Day 28 copies
Crybaby Lois 28 copies, 1 review
He's Back 27 copies
Twin Switch 27 copies
Sneaking In 27 copies
The Dreaded Ex 27 copies
Face It 27 copies
You're Not My Sister 27 copies, 1 review
Bossy Steven 27 copies, 2 reviews
If Looks Could Kill 27 copies, 1 review
Twins in Love 27 copies, 1 review
Rush Week 27 copies
Don't Go in the Basement 27 copies, 1 review
Never Give Up 26 copies
True Love 26 copies
If Wishes Were Horses... 26 copies, 1 review
Living Together 26 copies
The Case of the Haunted Camp 26 copies, 1 review
Deadly Voyage 26 copies
Who Knew? 26 copies
Playing Dirty 26 copies
Lila's Birthday Bash 25 copies, 1 review
No Rules 25 copies
Prom Night 25 copies
Promises Broken 25 copies
A New Promise 25 copies
Caroline's Halloween Spell 24 copies, 1 review
Fooling Around 24 copies
Sisters at War 24 copies
Truth or Dare 24 copies
Dropping Out 24 copies
The Twins Hit Hollywood (Creator) 24 copies
Pumpkin Fever 23 copies
Tender Promises 23 copies
California Love 23 copies
It Takes Two 23 copies
Too Popular 22 copies, 1 review
Twin Hearts 22 copies
Clueless 21 copies
The Boyfriend Mess 21 copies, 1 review
Ellen is Home Alone 21 copies, 1 review
Too Close for Comfort 21 copies, 2 reviews
Elizabeth Meets Her Hero 21 copies, 1 review
Jessica + Jessica = Trouble 21 copies, 1 review
Touch and Go 21 copies
Elizabeth the Spy 21 copies, 1 review
The Big Race 20 copies, 1 review
Best Thanksgiving Ever 20 copies, 1 review
Cruise Control 20 copies
Cammi's Crush 20 copies, 1 review
Got a Problem? 20 copies
Elizabeth the Tattletale 20 copies, 1 review
Good-Bye, Eva? 19 copies, 1 review
True Blue 19 copies
The Boyfriend Game 19 copies, 2 reviews
A Curse on Elizabeth 19 copies, 1 review
Wild Child 19 copies
Elizabeth's Video Fever 19 copies, 3 reviews
The Missing Tea Set 19 copies, 1 review
No Escape! 18 copies
Hands Off! 18 copies, 1 review
My Perfect Guy 18 copies, 1 review
Left Back 18 copies, 1 review
Keepin' it Real 18 copies
Get the Teacher! 18 copies, 2 reviews
Dance Fever 18 copies
Elizabeth's Piano Lessons 17 copies, 1 review
Lila's April Fool 17 copies, 1 review
Mandy in the Middle 17 copies, 1 review
Jessica's Monster Nightmare 17 copies, 3 reviews
He's the One 17 copies
Andy and the Alien 17 copies, 1 review
Invisible Me 17 copies
Drama Queen 16 copies
Lila on the Loose 16 copies, 1 review
Lila's Christmas Angel 16 copies, 2 reviews
Sweet Valley High, Books 1-12 (Creator) 15 copies
The Twins' Big Pow-Wow 15 copies, 1 review
Rachel's In, Lila's Out 15 copies, 1 review
Robin in the Middle 15 copies, 1 review
Jessica Gets Spooked 14 copies, 2 reviews
Scaredy-Cat Elizabeth 13 copies, 1 review
Elizabeth Hatches an Egg 13 copies, 1 review
Trapped in the Mall 13 copies, 1 review
Angels Keep Out 13 copies
Steven's Twin 13 copies, 1 review
Star of the Parade 12 copies, 2 reviews
Save Johanna 12 copies
The Amazing Jessica 12 copies, 1 review
Snow Bunnies 9 copies
George M! 3 copies, 1 review
Uusi alku 2 copies
Segredos 1 copy
Busungarna 1 copy
Secrets 2008 update 1 copy, 1 review
En ny vän 1 copy
Hästtokig 1 copy
Rivaler 1 copy
HEMLIGHETER 1 copy, 1 review
Geheimen 1 copy
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Creator of mass-market young adult series Sweet Valley and Fearless. Author of several other children's novels, some of which became ABC Afterschool Specials, as well as a few adult novels. With husband John Pascal and brother Michael Stewart, wrote book for Broadway musical "George M!" Worked with John Pascal as screenwriter for ABC soap "The Young Marrieds," and author of novel "The Strange Case of Patty Hearst." Had three daughters, Jamie, Laurie, and Susan, from first marriage. Oldest daughter Jamie died in 2008 of liver disease. Never remarried after John Pascal died of cancer in 1981. Divides her time between homes in New York and the south of France.
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Francine Pascal was the creator of the Sweet Valley series, to represent ghost-writers of her series, she created the pen names of Jamie Suzanne (a combination of the names of her daughters), Laurie John, or Kate William (but not Kate Williams, who is a real and separate person. Even though there may be Sweet Valley books incorrectly attributed to her.)

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