- Jodi Picoult
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name Jodi Lynn Picoult
birthdate = birth date and age|1966|5|19|mf=y
birthplace = Nesconset,
Long Island, New York, United States
occupation = Novelist
nationality = American
period = 1992-present
website = http://jodipicoult.com/
Jodi Lynn Picoult (pronEng|ˈdʒoʊdi ˈpiːkoʊ [See [http://inogolo.com/pronunciation/d1062/Jodi_Picoult English Pronunciation Guide to Names: Jodi Picoult] inogolo.com.] ) (born
May 19, 1966) is an American author. She was awarded the New England Bookseller Award for fictionin 2003.
Born and raised in Nesconset on
Long Island, New York, Picoult wrote her first story at age 5, entitled "The Lobster Which Misunderstood." She studied writing at Princeton University, and graduated in 1987. She published two short stories in "Seventeen" magazine while still in college. Immediately after graduation, she landed a variety of jobs, ranging from editing textbooks to teaching eighth-grade English. She earned a master's degreein educationfrom Harvard University.
She became the writer of
DC Comics' " Wonder Woman" (vol. 3) series following the departure of fellow writer Allan Heinberg. [ [http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/books/04/26/picoult.wonder.woman/index.html Bestselling author tackles comic books: Bestselling novelist Jodi Picoult writing "Wonder Woman"] ] [ [http://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/books/stories/MYSA032607.01P.picoult0326.2515b1d.html MySA.com interview with Jodi Picoult on writing Wonder Woman] ] Her first issue (#6) was released on March 28, 2007, and her last was issue #10 (released on June 27, 2007).
She is married to Tim Van Leer,cite web| date =
November 19, 1989| url =http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950DE6D61030F93AA25752C1A96F948260| title = Jodi Picoult Weds Timothy van Leer| publisher =The New York Times| accessdate =2007-05-29] whom she met while in college. They and their three children, Sammy, Kyle, and Jake, and a handful of pets, live in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Nineteen Minutes", Picoult's novel about the aftermath of a school shooting in a small town, has become her first book to debut at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list. Her book "Change Of Heart" was published on March 4, 2008, and became Picoult's second novel to debut at #1 on the NYT Best Seller list. [http://www.nytimes.com/pages/books/bestseller/]
* Jordan McAfee, his son Thomas, and his wife Selena are featured in "
The Pact", " Salem Falls" and " Nineteen Minutes".
* Patrick Ducharme, a detective, is featured in "Perfect Match" as well as "
Nineteen Minutes". She has stated that she brought Patrick's character back for a second novel because she has a crush on him.
* Ian Fletcher of "
Keeping Faith" made a brief appearance in "Change of Heart", published in 2008.
* Frankie Martine, was first featured in "
Salem Falls", returning in the 2003 published " Second Glance", and "Perfect Match".
* Nina Frost was a main character in "Perfect Match" and mentioned in "
"It’s always great fun to bring a character back, because you get to catch up on his/her life; and you don’t have to reinvent the wheel–you already know how he speaks, acts, thinks." [http://www.jodipicoult.com/nineteen-minutes.html]
Songs of the Humpback Whale" (1992)
* "Harvesting the Heart" (1994)
* "Picture Perfect" (1995)
* "Mercy" (1995)
The Pact" (1998)
Keeping Faith" (1999)
Plain Truth" (2000)
Salem Falls" (2001)
* "Perfect Match" (2002)
Second Glance" (2003)
My Sister's Keeper" (2004)
Vanishing Acts" (2005)
The Tenth Circle" (2006)
Nineteen Minutes" (2007)
Wonder Woman" (vol. 3) #6-10 ( cover date: late May 2007 - August 2007)
* "Wonder Woman: Love and Murder" (2007) (hardcover volume collecting "Wonder Woman" #6-10)
* "Change of Heart" (2008)
Handle With Care" (2009) [http://www.jodipicoult.com/email/2007-12/index.htm]
* "Untitled Seventeenth Novel" (2010) [http://www.jodipicoult.com/email/2007-12/index.htm]
Film and television adaptations
*"The Pact" (2002) (Lifetime Original Movie)
*"Plain Truth" (2004) (Lifetime Original Movie)
*"The Tenth Circle" (2008) (Lifetime Original Movie)
*"My Sister's Keeper" (2009) (Feature film)
See each novel's article for additional information.
Jewish Chronicle", April 27, 2007 p.50: "The Jodi Picoult mystery"
* [http://www.jodipicoult.com/ Jodi Picoult's official site]
* [http://www.jodi-picoult.co.uk/ Jodi-Picoult.co.uk]
* [http://www.pressesdelacite.com/site/la_couleur_de_la_neige_&100&9782258072343.html Jodi Picoult French publisher]
* [http://www.bookreporter.com/authors/au-picoult-jodi.asp BookReporter.com profile]
* [http://www.jodipicoult.com.au/ Jodi Picoult's official Australian site]
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