Over a decade ago, Janet Evanovich tossed aside a career as a romantic novelist in favor of a wacky world populated by thugs, crooks, hookers, and a certain sexy little bounty hunter named Stephanie Plum… and the world of modern mystery fiction hasn’t been the same since.
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Also Known As:
Hanover, New Hampshire
Date of Birth:
April 22, 1943
Place of Birth:
South River, New Jersey
B.A., Douglass College, 1965
Crime Writers Association's John Creasey Memorial, Last Laugh, and Silver Dagger Awards; Left Coast Crime's Lefty Award; Independent Mystery Booksellers Dilys Award; Quill Award for Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, 2006
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Metro Girl's Alexandra "Barney" Barnaby and NASCAR driver Sam Hooker are back in this latest wild ride from Evanovich. Miami is still humid -- and the nights are even hotter. And there's a body on ice. And that's just the beginning of this adrenaline-feuled adventure....
|How the Sex Has Changed|
|Book magazine asked Evanovich whether there was a difference between sex she wrote in romance novels and what she writes now. "In romance there was a lot more of it and it was more specific and romantic, and the language was different," she said. "I feel more comfortable with the kind of sex I have in my books now."|
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Janet Evanovich, Ina Yalof
How many people would kill to be a bestselling novelist? Writers want to know how a bestselling author thinks, writes, plans, and dreams her books. And they are primed for a book from Evanovich that tells aspiring authors how it's done, in a witty Q&A format.
|The Black Stallion|
In our interview with Evanovich, we asked her about her favorite books and writers. She mentioned Walter Farley's Black Stallion series, "because they made my childhood bearable." Read on to find out more about her favorite writers and reads, and other fun facts!