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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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Jen Calonita Three very different books! Side Effects is a YA that will be out in October. It's a cross between Party of Five, which was a this great show in the…moreThree very different books! Side Effects is a YA that will be out in October. It's a cross between Party of Five, which was a this great show in the '90s, and Glee and I loved working on this book that is based on the Awesomeness TV show airing on the Awesomeness channel on YouTube. I'm also working on Flunked, the first book in the Fairy Tale Reform School series and that has been so much fun because I love getting to explore the fairy tale world and the roles of good and evil. And then I'm also working on a middle grade series called V.I.P. for Little, Brown, and the first book is called "I'm with the Band." It's about a girl obsessed with a boy band whose mom gets a job working as their publicist. She then gets to spend the summer on the road with the band. That was my dream when I was younger so it's fun to write about something I so wanted to happen!(less)
Jen Calonita Hi! Wow, have you been reading my mind in terms of the royals idea? While Gilly and Anna aren't related to royals, I'll be exploring that world in my…moreHi! Wow, have you been reading my mind in terms of the royals idea? While Gilly and Anna aren't related to royals, I'll be exploring that world in my new Enchantasia series called ROYAL ACADEMY REBELS. That will follow kids at Royal Academy. The first book, MISFITS, is out September 2018. Look for more details soon! (less)
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Wow, it's been a long time since I've posted, and I apologize for that, but I'm back with good news: there are more Fairy Tale Reform School books in the works along with ways you can get a sneak peek at my new fairy tale series, Royal Academy Rebels.

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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.”
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.”
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“Good clothes made a person feel different. -Izzie”
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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.”
Jen Calonita, There's No Place Like Home
tags: sad

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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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