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Lisa Jensen

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I've worked in a pottery factory, a movie theatre, and a bookstore, drawn cartoons for magazines and hand-crafted fabric dolls to sell at street fairs, none of which qualified as a real career. So I had to resort to writing full-time, first movie reviews, then novels, which is way more fun anyway; the hours are flexible and there's no dress code.

My novel, "Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge," a radical retelling of Beauty and the Beast, comes out in March, 2017, from Candlewick. My historical/fantasy "Alias Hook," the flip side of the Neverland from the caustic perspective of Captain James Hook, was published by Thomas Dunne Books in July, 2014. My historical pirate novel, "The Witch From the Sea," was published in 2001.

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Lisa Jensen In my "day job" as a film critic a few years ago, I was reviewing a new live-action "Peter Pan" movie, and I was suddenly struck by the pathos of the…moreIn my "day job" as a film critic a few years ago, I was reviewing a new live-action "Peter Pan" movie, and I was suddenly struck by the pathos of the Captain Hook character, a grown man stranded in a world of eternal childhood. I wondered what his life had been like before the Neverland, and what he had ever done to deserve such a fate, playing villain to a pack of bratty little boys. I found him a very witty and sympathetic character as he told me his story, and I decided I had to give him one last chance to get out of the Neverland! Which is what "Alias Hook" is all about.(less)
Lisa Jensen Dustin Hoffman in "Hook" was probably truer to the sort of foppish psychopath that J. M. Barrie created, but he is nothing like my James Hook in…moreDustin Hoffman in "Hook" was probably truer to the sort of foppish psychopath that J. M. Barrie created, but he is nothing like my James Hook in "Alias Hook!" I tried to give my character a more solid grounding in historical reality, a tragic past that explains some of his actions, and a more complex personality. My Hook is also younger at 43 (an age he's been stuck at for a century or two in the Neverland). And he gets to evolve into a romantic hero—at last!—when my heroine, Stella, a grown woman, dreams her way to the Neverland.(less)
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It's official — my upcoming Beast book has a new title! It's Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge. AND a firm publication date: March 7, 2017. Cover coming soon! Read all the details at:

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“Children must find not only their happiest fantasies, but their most violent and terrible nightmares. They must face their demons and laugh at them. That is the key to growing up.”
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“Kindness freely offered that asks for no reward, love that values another above yourself, the wisdom to live without fear. That is the best of life”
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“He has youth and innocence on his side, and the heartlessness that comes with them. I have only heartlessness, and it is never, ever enough.”
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