Francine LaSala


Co-founder of BookBuzz, FRANCINE LASALA is the author of Rita Hayworth’s Shoes and The Girl, The Gold Tooth & Everything, and co-editor of the short story anthology A Kind of Mad Courage.

Francine has written nonfiction on every topic imaginable, from circus freaks to sex, and edited bestselling authors of all genres through her company, Francine LaSala Productions. She is now actively taking on indie clients for manuscript evaluations, editing services, copywriting (covers, blurbs, taglines, queries, and more), website and blog creation, and developing kickass social media campaigns. The creator of  The “Joy Jar” Project, she lives with her husband and two daughters in New York.

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Amy Miller gets dumped on her wedding day and everyone knows it’s for the best. Except for Amy. When her best friend treats Amy to a little retail therapy and convinces her to treat herself to an extravagantly priced but adorable pair of shoes that purportedly once belonged to a siren of the silver screen, she balks at first, but their allure soon wears her down. Once they are hers, everything in her life starts to change. A new romance blossoms, but things may not be what they seem.

As sparkly and witty as a 1940s screwball comedy, and filled with quirky characters and lots of delightful surprises, Rita Hayworth’s Shoes is a delightful roller coaster ride of romance and intrigue.


Such a great book. I couldn’t put it down. Love the main character. She is truly someone that you can relate to. I highly recommend this book!!!”
–Kimmig1, amazon reviewer

“What fun! This novel has it all–romance, laughs, a dollop of mystery. I was entertained from start to finish… And I want those shoes!”
New York Times bestselling author Eileen Goudge

“Like hanging out with your funniest friend over a glass of champagne, Rita Hayworth’s Shoes is both hilarious and thought-provoking. LaSala knows how to combine humor and romance for a story the reader can jump inside and enjoy.”
New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry

615932_10200507621312148_81666011_oTHE GIRL, THE GOLD TOOTH & EVERYTHING

Mina Clark is losing her mind—or maybe it’s already gone. She isn’t quite sure. Feeling displaced in her over-priced McMansion-dotted suburban world, she is grappling not only with deep debt, a mostly absent husband, and her playground-terrorizer 3-year old Emma, but also with a significant amnesia she can’t shake—a “temporary” condition now going on several years, brought on by a traumatic event she cannot remember, and which everyone around her feels is best forgotten. A routine trip to the dentist changes everything for Mina, and suddenly she’s not sure if what’s happening is real, of if she’s just now fully losing her mind… especially when she realizes the only person she thought she could trust is the one she fears the most.


“COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! So intriguing, interesting characters, kept me hooked from start to finish.”
– review: Carolyn Mosciatti

“Unique doesn’t even begin to cover it… The Girl, the Gold Tooth and Everything… it’s truly unlike anything I’ve ever read before. A richly woven psychological drama, it’ll keep you guessing right up to the end.”
–Libby Mercer, author of Unmasking Maya

“Francine LaSala is an exceptional writer and The Girl, The Gold Tooth and Everything has affected me deeply. Dark, intense yet also funny… I don’t think I’ve read a book quite like this.”
–Samantha Stroh Bailey, author of Finding Lucas

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