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Hi Goodreads!
I'm Jen Calonita, a YA author who loves what I do because it lets me connect with all of you (and no, I wasn't intending for that to rhyme!).

I've been writing ever since I can remember, but it was fourth grade when I put my "three wishes" for a genie down on paper. They were:
#1. Buy all the Cabbage Patch Kids in the world and give them away for free (because apparently that was how I rolled).
#2. I wanted a mansion, limo, lake house, pool and speed boat (still sounds quite nice).
#3. I wanted to be an author for young readers, which I am!

I love writing novels for teens (and for savvy grown ups who know that YA rocks at any age). My first series was "Secrets of My Hollywood Life" and it followed a teen star named Kaitlin Burke wh...more


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Jen Calonita Hi Marie! I love writing about summer camp and returning to Whispering Pines is something I'd say is always in the cards. If there is a want for more…moreHi Marie! I love writing about summer camp and returning to Whispering Pines is something I'd say is always in the cards. If there is a want for more books set there, then I'd definitely consider going back again. For Sam and Cole, I think the reason I knew they couldn't still be together as a couple was that almost five years passed between Sleepaway Girls and Summer State of Mind. It just didn't seem realistic to keep them together for that long, but I knew they clicked so well they had to take on a more brother/sister type role. If I had set Summer a year after Sleepaway, I think I would have kept them together for sure.(less)
Jen Calonita There are no plans for a third book right now, but I'd definitely be open to doing one. At the moment, I'm working on my first two middle grade…moreThere are no plans for a third book right now, but I'd definitely be open to doing one. At the moment, I'm working on my first two middle grade series.' (Fairy Tale Reform School will be out in March) and finishing up a YA called Side Effects that is out in October.(less)
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On Location (Secrets of My ...
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Today's the day! The cover reveal for FLUNKED, the first book in the FAIRY TALE REFORM SCHOOL series, is over on Children's Book Review today. You can read my blog about creating this wickedly fun world here: http://www.thechildrensbookreview.com...Fairy Tale Reform School: Flunked Read more of this blog post »
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“Good clothes made a person feel different. -Izzie”
Jen Calonita, Belles

“In Hollywood, we're always looking for the next big thing that will help us feel fulfilled. As actors, we're always trying to be someone else. Things like therapy help us learn how to be ourselves. Sometimes.”
Jen Calonita, There's No Place Like Home
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“I want someone who builds people up, not tears them down. I need someone who makes me laugh and isn't afraid to rib me when I'm being a royal jerk.' She smiled a little. 'You're that girl. I want to be with you, and I want everyone to know it.”
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“In Hollywood, we're always looking for the next big thing that will help us feel fulfilled. As actors, we're always trying to be someone else. Things like therapy help us learn how to be ourselves. Sometimes.”
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Maddison COURT ORDER! You are accused of crawlin into my heart, hijackin my smiles with your awesomeness. How do you plead??? GUILTY?! You are sentenced to be my friend for life! NO BAIL!! Copy and paste to all your friends including me! If you get 3 back your friendship is worth keeping. ♥


Maddison love the secrets of my Hollywood life sad that it is over but am looking forward to reading your other books and thanks for adding me.


Mariama Thanks for adding me:)!! I'm such a big fan of all your books, especially your Secrets of my Hollywood Life series!:) Love Kaitlin Burke


Jennifer Thanks for adding me and following my reviews. I absolutely LOVE your Secrets books and am really looking forward to Belles (I grew up in the South.) Keep writing, because you rock!


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