Janet Evanovich

Birth Name: 
Janet Schneider
Best Known For: 

"Hot Six" and other novels featuring the character Stephanie Plum

Short bio: 

Janet Evanovich was born in South River, NJ on April 22, 1943. After attending South River High School,[3] she became the first in her family to attend college, Douglas College a part of Rutgers University. She later married and became a stay at home mom. That's when she began to write novels. She wrote three different manuscripts, but failed in selling them to a publisher. At that point someone suggested she try writing romance novels.

She shopped two manuscripts, but was unable to find a publisher. Thinking she would never get published, she decided to go to work for a temporary employment agency. A few months later, she received an offer to buy her second romance manuscript for two grand. "Hero at Large" was published in 1987 under the pseudonym Steffie Hall. After finishing her twelfth romance, however, Evanovich realized that she was more interested in writing the action sequences in her novels rather than the sex scenes. Her editors were not interested in her change of heart, so Evanovich took the next eighteen months to formulate a plan for what she actually wanted to write.

Inspired by the Robert De Niro movie "Midnight Run," Evanovich decided her heroine would be a bounty hunter. That's how Stephanie Plum was born. The sixth book in the series, "Hot Six," was the first of her novels to reach Number 1 on the New York Times Best Seller List. Her subsequent Plum novels have each debuted at Number 1. In 2010 Evanovich published "Wicked Appetite," spinning off the character Diesel from the between-the-numbers Plum books.


Peter Evanovich (agent)
PO Box 2829
Naples, FL 34106


Submitted by shelly (not verified) on

I think Stephanie plum should sleep with Morelli and Ranger around the same time and at the end of the book, finds out she is pregnant but doesn't know which one is the father! A great lead into a new book! I am sure Ranger had a vasectomy so Morelli will be the dad? lol

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