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Jennifer Ciotta is the author of "I, Putin" (Vladimir Putin novel), which won Honorable Mentions at the New York Book Festival & Hollywood Book Festival, 2012. It continues to hit these Amazon Kindle Top 100 Paid Best Seller lists: Russian History, Historical European Fiction, and Historical Russian Fiction. It is Ciotta's debut novel. She is also the author of the "No Bulls**t Guide to Self-Publishing," which has hit the Amazon Kindle Top 100 Paid Best Seller list in Education & Reference. Besides her writing career, she is a book manuscript editor at Pencey X Pages. She holds a master's degree in creative writing and Russian studies from the Gallatin School at New York University. Additionally, she was Editorial Director of Litera ...more

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Jennifer Ciotta Many people and readers have asked me this. I'm still thinking of a good story line to follow that captured me as much as the Kursk tragedy. Also, to…moreMany people and readers have asked me this. I'm still thinking of a good story line to follow that captured me as much as the Kursk tragedy. Also, to get back into Putin's head is quite a task. Therefore, it would have to be the right idea and the right timing to do so.(less)
Jennifer Ciotta I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Estonia when Putin first came into power and during the Kursk tragedy. I became fascinated with it and Putin's…moreI was a Peace Corps volunteer in Estonia when Putin first came into power and during the Kursk tragedy. I became fascinated with it and Putin's non-reaction to it. I followed him ever since, trying to answer the question of "what makes Putin tick?"(less)
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Hey readers!

I need some more Amazon reviews, so I'd love to gift you a Kindle ebook of I, Putin in exchange for an honest review. So far, the book has 36 Amazon reviews averaging 4.5 stars.

The only must is that the book must be read and reviewed within 6 weeks of receiving it. That's it! Oh and I'd love more Goodreads reviews too.

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" Jennifer, I'm happy you enjoyed the book overall! And thank you for the Amazon review as well. best, Jennifer Ciotta, author of I, Putin "
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Readers will follow Vladimir Putin through time of turbulence, as the newly-elected president is struggling to keep his power amid Kursk nuclear-powered submarine disaster. Foreign countries as U.K. and Norway offer..." Read more of this review »
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Jennifer Ciotta Michael wrote: "Hello, Jennifer! Yeah, try "Gulag" by Anne Applebaum and "Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea" by Barbara Demick. :)"

Awesome, thank you, Michael. Will check them out...
Jennifer :)


Michael Gerald Hello, Jennifer! Yeah, try "Gulag" by Anne Applebaum and "Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea" by Barbara Demick. :)


Michael Gerald Jennifer wrote: "Michael wrote: "Jennifer wrote: "Michael wrote: "Hello, Jennifer! How are you?"

Hi Michael, I'm doing well and you?"

That's good. :) I'm fine, too. Hey, since you have a degree in Russian studies..."


Thank you, Jennifer! Hey, I'll give you some recommendations, too.


Jennifer Ciotta Michael wrote: "Jennifer wrote: "Michael wrote: "Hello, Jennifer! How are you?"

Hi Michael, I'm doing well and you?"

That's good. :) I'm fine, too. Hey, since you have a degree in Russian studies, what good book..."


I've heard "Gulag" is great. I love "The Overcoat" by Gogol, but that's a story. Check out "Dead Souls," "The Master & the Magarita" and "Crime & Punishment." I love love "Lolita." Hope that helps! :)


Michael Gerald Jennifer wrote: "Michael wrote: "Hello, Jennifer! How are you?"

Hi Michael, I'm doing well and you?"


That's good. :) I'm fine, too. Hey, since you have a degree in Russian studies, what good books do you recommend? Have you read Gulag by Anne Applebaum?


Jennifer Ciotta Michael wrote: "Hello, Jennifer! How are you?"

Hi Michael, I'm doing well and you?


Michael Gerald Hello, Jennifer! How are you?


Jennifer Ciotta Georgina wrote: "Thanks for the friendship, Jennifer. :):)"

Right back at you, Georgina!


Jennifer Ciotta Christopher wrote: "Jennifer wrote: "Christopher wrote: "Hi Jennifer :) Been waiting for the print version of "I, Putin", it's on the top of my next Amazon order!"

Thank you SO MUCH, Christopher! You made my day! I ..."


Christopher, how wonderful! And thank you so much. I hope you enjoy it. I appreciate your support. Best wishes! Jennifer


Christopher Jennifer wrote: "Christopher wrote: "Hi Jennifer :) Been waiting for the print version of "I, Putin", it's on the top of my next Amazon order!"

Thank you SO MUCH, Christopher! You made my day! I hope you enjoy it..."


Just ordered "I, Putin" but I'll have and be patient as it won't be arriving until the end of August with some other purchses!


Jennifer Ciotta Jenna wrote: "Hey :) nice to meet you! Thanks for friend requesting me! I noticed that we have a similar favorite book - Candy by Luke Davies! Nobody ever quite understands why I love that book so much, but I'm ..."

Jenna, Nice to "meet" you as well, esp. as a fellow Candy lover! Yep, I totally think Candy is brilliant writing and absolutely hilarious at times. I guess we both have an offbeat sense of humor. You have a great day too.:) Jennifer


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Jenna Hey :) nice to meet you! Thanks for friend requesting me! I noticed that we have a similar favorite book - Candy by Luke Davies! Nobody ever quite understands why I love that book so much, but I'm so glad that we can relate! Hope you have an awesome day, and I'm so glad that we became friends :)


Jennifer Ciotta Christopher wrote: "Hi Jennifer :) Been waiting for the print version of "I, Putin", it's on the top of my next Amazon order!"

Thank you SO MUCH, Christopher! You made my day! I hope you enjoy it. Btw, I love O Pioneers!, it's one of my favorite books of all time. Glad to see you enjoyed it as well.


Christopher Hi Jennifer :) Been waiting for the print version of "I, Putin", it's on the top of my next Amazon order!


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