Francine Pascal – When I first thought of…

When I first thought of the idea for ‘Sweet Valley High,’ I loved the idea…


“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.”
-Francine Pascal

Francine Pascal – I get some of my…

I get some of my ideas from watching my three daughters, but most of them…


“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.”
-Francine Pascal