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Jen Calonita

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Hi Goodreads!
I'm Jen Calonita, a MG and 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 B
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The Retake

Hi everyone! Happy holidays!
If you read my last post, you might be wondering: Where is THE RETAKE? It was coming out 12/1! Like many books in 2020, it has jumped to 2021 -- 2/23/21 to be exact. I'm actually thrilled with this move because it has given me the chance to set up a fun presale with my friends at Children's Book World in Haverford, PA.

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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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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.


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Lei 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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