Jodi’s Life• Born in 1966 in Long Island, New York.• Now lives in Hanover, New Hampshire with her husband and three children.• Jodi attended Princeton University for her bachelors degree in writing, then went on to Harvard University for her masters degree also in writing.• She wrote her first novel, Songs of the Humpback Whale, and it was published in 1992.• She has since written 18 novels, with the most recent coming out March, 2012 called, Lone Wolf.• New York Times Bestselling Author
Jodi’s Novel• Song of the Humpback Whale (1992) • Second Glance (2003)• Harvesting the Heart (1994) • My Sister’s Keeper (2004)• Picture Prefect (1995) • Vanishing Acts (2005)• Mercy (1996) • The Tenth Circle (2006)• The Pact (1998) • Nineteen Minutes (2007)• Keeping Faith (1999) • Change of Heart (2008)• Plain Truth (2000) • Handle with Care (2009)• Salem Falls (2001) • House Rules (2010)• Prefect Match (2002) • Sing you Home (2011) • Lone Wolf (2012)
Movies• Several of her books have been created into films for Lifetime, the TV network for women. Some of the novels that were turned into Lifetime films are Salem Falls, Tenth Circle, Plain Truth and The Pact.• Her novel, My Sister’s Keeper, became a featured film and was released in 2009.
Movie: My Sister’s Keeper • “Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive.” • Director: Nick Cassavetes • Writers: Jeremy Leven, Nick Cassavetes • Stars: Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin and Alec Baldwin
Book Cover’s and Synopsis• The Tenth Circle: “When Daniel Stone was a child, he was the only white boy in a native Eskimo village where his mother taught, and he was teased mercilessly because he was different. He fought back, the baddest of the bad kids: stealing, drinking, robbing and cheating his way out of the Alaskan bush – where he honed his artistic talent, fell in love with a girl and got her pregnant. To become part of a family, he reinvented himself – jettisoning all that anger to become a docile, devoted husband and father.”• Salem Falls: “Jack St. Bride was once a beloved teacher and soccer coach at a girls prep school - until a students crush sparked a powder keg of accusation and robbed him of his career and reputation. Now, after a devastatingly public ordeal that left him with an eight-month jail sentence and no job, Jack resolves to pick up the pieces of his life. He takes a job washing dishes at Addie Peabodys diner and slowly starts to form a relationship with her in the quiet New England village of Salem Falls. But just when Jack thinks he has outrun his past, a quartet of teenage girls with a secret turn his world upside down once again, triggering a modern-day witch hunt in a town haunted by its own history…”• Plain Truth: “Moving seamlessly from psychological drama to courtroom suspense, Plain Truth is a fascinating portrait of Amish life rarely witnessed by those outside the faith. “• The Pact: “In this contemporary tale of love and friendship, Jodi Picoult brings to life a familiar world, and in a single terrifying moment awakens every parents worse fear: We think we know our children… but do we ever really know them at all?”
Lone Wolf March (2012) Lone Wolf: “Edward Warren, 23, has been living in Thailand for five years, a prodigal son who left his family after an irreparable fight with his father, Luke. But he gets a frantic phone call: His dad lies comatose in a NH hospital, gravely injured in the same accident that has also injured his younger sister Cara.”
Novel’s Viewpoint• Most of Jodi Picoult novels deal with ethical issues and are told differently from the viewpoint of each character. Nineteen Minutes: “In this emotionally charged novel, Jodi Picoult delves beneath the surface of a small town to explore what it means to be different in our society.”
Social Media Facebook:• Information about her life and career.• Listing of all the novels she was written.• Listing of her tour dates in The United States, Canada and London. Today, March 28 she will be attending a book signing at Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival in the Christ Church Master’s Garden Marquee.
Jodi’s Picoult Website • Provides information about authors life and her career. • Post where Jodi will be appearing for book signing. • Has a forum where readers can interact with Jodi about her books. • Has podcast and interviews about the novels she has written. • Has a overview of all of her novels. • Also, a location for Frequency Asked Questions.
BibliographiesPicoult, J. (2012). Jodi Picoult. Retrieved from http://www.jodipicoult.com/index.htmlMiller, E. (2012). Jodi picoult biography. Retrieved from http://bestsellers.about.com/od/authorprofilesaz/p/jodi_picoult.htmhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt1078588/