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Janet Evanovich Biography

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Janet Evanovich

Janet Evanovich

Janet Evanovich
Janet Evanovich is best known for her numbered series of thrillers, starting with One for the Money and starring Bounty Hunter Stephanie Plum. Evanovich is one of the bestselling authors alive today, releasing several books every year. Who is the woman behind the books? Find out in this biography.

Early Life
Janet Evanovich was born Janet Schneider on April 22, 1943 in South River, New Jersey. She grew up in South River. After high school, she attended art school.

Janet Evanovich is Steffie Hall
Evanovich was first published under the pseudonym Steffie Hall. She published 12 romance novels using this name, most of which have been re-released under her real name. Evanovich dropped the pseudonym when she stopped writing romance.

Janet Evanovich has published more than 45 books, but shhe is best known for her Stephanie Plum books. Stephanie Plum, like Evanovich, is a Jersey girl.

Evanovich's first Stephanie Plum book, One for the Money, was released as a movie starring Katherine Heigl in January 2012.

Family Life
Evanovich lives in New Hampshire. She is married and has one son and one daughter, both grown. Both her children work for Evanovich, Inc. Her daughter runs her Web site, and her son handles the financial side of her life as an author. She has a dog and a parrot.

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