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Jen Calonita

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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 guys! Happy summer! I hope you've been enjoying the warmer weather and reading a ton. I've been enjoying books by Elin Hilderbrand, Jennifer Weiner, Ally Carter, and just finished The Heir Affair, which was so much fun!

While winter and December seem far off, I wanted to share some news about my next middle grade -- it's coming this 12/1 from Delacorte and is called THE RETAKE! This one is cont Read more of this blog post »
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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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“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.


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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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