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Jodi Picoult

4 Steps to Talking with Your Children About Tragedy

Smita Malhotra, M.D. | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Smita Malhotra, M.D.

A lot of us have a tendency to not talk about tragedy with our children. And that is only natural. We want to protect them more than anything. We want them to never feel fear. But in this digital age, children will find out about world events.

Dad Gets Arrested After Protesting Book Being Read At Daughter's High School

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.06.2014 | Parents

One New Hampshire parent was apparently so opposed to a book assigned at his daughter’s school that he was willing to get arrested over it. Willi...

The Elevator Tweet

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 09.21.2013 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

Agents, editors and publishers will tell you that the key to successfully selling your book is to master the art of the elevator pitch.

In Bonnets or Sweat Pants, We're Cultural Historians

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.01.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

Whatever subjects we choose, as women writers we are cataloging historical and cultural events in ways that go far deeper than the two-dimensional stories told by photographs. We get into the heads of our audience in ways that movies still can't.

The Storyteller Is Less Than Picoult's Best

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.29.2013 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Jodi Picoult has proven with her series of novels that she is a great storyteller. Now she has written a book about storytellers that is titled The Storyteller.

Authors Caught Between Inky Mom & Paper Dad

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.26.2013 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

Judging from how much the order for my new novel, The Comfort of Lies, was reduced, I am firmly in the "lesser known" camp of writers in the standoff between Barnes & Noble and Simon & Schuster.

52 Books, 52 Weeks, Week 11: A Storyteller?

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 05.18.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

Part historical fiction, part international mystery, part contemporary romance, part vampire, this book felt like Schindler's List, Bernard Schlink's The Reader, the Twilight Series, Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl and The Book Thief in a blender.

Writing Idols: Jodi Picoult

A.J. Walkley | Posted 05.14.2013 | Books
A.J. Walkley

It was a brief conversation, but one I will never forget. I left overjoyed that I was able to make a dream of mine come true -- and inspired to keep writing myself.

52 Books, 52 Weeks, Week 10: Searching for a Silver Lining

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 05.11.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

The book is full of humor -- it is funnier than the movie -- and the ending is just different enough from the movie that I didn't feel like I was wasting my time in reading it.

Jodi Picoult: Why She Writes, Advice To Writers

Posted 01.30.2013 | Books

The following is an excerpt from the new book Why We Write: 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do. The book is compiled of essays f...

What Becomes a Hollywood Legend Most? Oscar 2013 Producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan Talk Money, Sex, and Power

Tomas Mournian | Posted 12.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Tomas Mournian

Meron and Zadan's partnership initially took shape in New York City at the Public Theater, where, working for producer Joe Papp, they adopted the legendary producer's forward-looking ethos of color-blind casting and championing minority writers.

'Sisters Make The Best Friends In The World'

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.05.2012 | Teen

Sunday, August 5th marks Sisters Day. Even when your sister drives you crazy, it's tough to forget the moments that will have you cracking up together...

Hey Writer! What's Your Brand?

Holly Robinson | Posted 09.30.2012 | Books
Holly Robinson

When did writers start being brands? This question led me through a maze of other squirrely musings. If you write a memoir, are you forever a memoirist? What happens if a thriller writer dares to try his hand at romance?

Romance Writers and the 50 Shades of Happy Endings

Elise Sax | Posted 09.21.2012 | Books
Elise Sax

Romance writers are supportive of each other. They are the Sisterhood of the Traveling Laptops, quick to lend a hand or writing tip to an up-and-coming author. They jump at the chance to encourage their colleagues. They are also fans.

Sam Parker

Jodi Picoult: 'My Advice Is Not To Self Publish' | Sam Parker | Posted 06.09.2012 | Books

Jodi Picoult, the outspoken author of 'ethical fiction,' has written 19 novels and topped The New York Times bestseller list on five different occasio...

What Do Writers Want? Everything.

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.05.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

Roxane Gay recently pointed out in Salon that all our discussions about whether women writers like best selling Jennifer Weiner don't get enough press...


Posted 12.22.2011 | Women

This time of year, everyone is focused on making resolutions. Most of them entail becoming a better version of yourself. But how many times do we look...

Sing You Home Is a Cauldron of Controversy

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Jodi Picoult is an amazingly talented writer and this story is one of her most affecting. But certain stumbles take away from its overall impact.

The Week's Hottest Reads: Another New Number 1

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

-- HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Sing You Home: A Novel" by Jodi Picoult (Atria)...

Jodi Picoult's 'Sing You Home' Defends Gay Rights | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Did President Obama get his hands on an early copy of Sing You Home? Or does best-selling novelist Jodi Picoult, as usual, have an uncanny sense of g...

Why Book Review Equality Matters

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

If women's books aren't reviewed, when women's books are declared "less literary, and when women's books on family are declared women's fiction, while men's domestic books are declared brave and eye-opening, it adds many pounds to the micro-inequality pile.

Is Oprah Sexist? Should Authors Say Less and Write More?

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

So Oprah picked Jonathan Franzen's new novel for her Book Club, despite the hullabaloo about the amount of "sexist" press coverage his new novel was getting. Does that make Oprah sexist?

An Apology for Women's Literature

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carol Muske-Dukes

Sisters, let's be honest. We write books. But if you look at the fact that so many more works by men are reviewed in major journals, our "books" are not what the establishment deems noteworthy.

Who Says Jane Austen Was a Popular Novelist?

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

Given Jane Austen's ubiquity, and the fact that anything with her name on it will sell, you might think she's always been a sensation. But you'd be wrong.

Lit Versus Commercial Fiction: Writer Wars?

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

It saddens me seeing writers buy into a class war. In today's market, lit looks down on commercial, which look down on genre, which eschew whatever is lower on the literary food chain.