Saturday, June 27, 2009

Saturday Spotlight

Today's author is Jodi Picoult.

Quick Facts:

1. She was born on May 19, 1966 in Long Island.
2. She studied creative writing with Mary Morris at Princeton.
3. She held many different jobs after her graduation: technical writer, copywriter at an ad agency, editor at a textbook publisher, 8th grade English teacher.
4. She then pursued a Master's of Education degree from Harvard.
5. She wrote her first novel, Songs of the Humpback Whale, while she was pregnant with her first child.

6. Three of her novels, The Pact, Plain Truth, and The Tenth Circle, have been made into television movies (The Pact is my favorite so far).

7. My Sister’s Keeper premiered on the big screen yesterday, June 26 with Nick Cassavetes directing and Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin and Sofia Vassilieva starring.

Watch the movie trailer here.

8. She is the bestselling author of 15 novels, including her latest, Handle with Care.

9. She and her husband Tim and their three kids live in New Hampshire with "three Springer spaniels, two donkeys, two geese, eight ducks, five chickens, and the occasional Holstein."
10. She is my favorite author!

Are you a Jodi Picoult fan? How many of her books have you read? Which one is your favorite?

I've read 4 of her books. So far, The Pact is my favorite.
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