Jodi Picoult

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Birthday
19, 1966
Birthplace
Nesconset, NY
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
19, 1966 (age 52)
Birthplace
Nesconset, NY

About

A popular American author, she has written over twenty novels and has fourteen million books in print worldwide. Her best known and best-selling novels include The Pact, Nineteen Minutes, Change of Heart, and My Sister's Keeper.

Before Fame

She graduated from Princeton University in 1987 with a degree in writing. She edited textbooks and taught eighth-grade English before publishing her first novel, Songs of the Humpback Whale, in 1992.

Trivia

Her novel, Nineteen Minutes, debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list in the coveted #1 spot.

Family Life

She was raised on Long Island, New York, and later, in New Hampshire. In 1989, she married Timothy Warren Van Leer; together, the couple had three children (Kyle, Sammy, and Jake).

Associated With

She and Jon Spaihts both attended Princeton University.