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Jennifer A. Nielsen

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Jennifer lives at the base of a very tall mountain in Northern Utah with her husband, three children, and a naughty puppy. She loves the smell of rainy days, hot chocolate, and old books, preferably all at once. She is a former speech teacher, theater director, and enjoyed a brief but disastrous career as a door-to-door pollster. In her spare time, Jennifer tends to panic, wondering what she has forgotten to do that has allowed her any spare time.

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Jennifer A. Nielsen Hi Leah! Paramount Pictures has optioned the movie rights, which gives them the right to *think* about making a movie. They are writing a screenplay a…moreHi Leah! Paramount Pictures has optioned the movie rights, which gives them the right to *think* about making a movie. They are writing a screenplay and things are still moving forward, but they will probably not make any final decision on this for a few more months. Check my blog in February (www.jennielsen.com) - whatever they decide, I'll announce it there first! Fingers crossed!(less)
Jennifer A. Nielsen Thanks for asking, Rian! Nic and Jaron do have some traits in common. Both are fiercely stubborn, have a tendency to say things they probably shouldn'…moreThanks for asking, Rian! Nic and Jaron do have some traits in common. Both are fiercely stubborn, have a tendency to say things they probably shouldn't, and can be rash in making decisions. But they have differences too. Nic is almost entirely uneducated and untrained for any useful skill, which bothers him. He is not as arrogant as Jaron can be, and does not walk such a fine line between truth and deception.

What I like about Nic is that he is in so. much. trouble, and yet he is trying so hard to make everything right again. It is him vs. an empire, and I love what Nic is willing to do to fix the problems caused by unleashing magic in Rome.(less)
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“A person can be educated and still be stupid, and a wise man can have no education at all.”
Jennifer A. Nielsen, The False Prince

“Everyone gets scared at times. It's only the fools who won't admit it.”
Jennifer A. Nielsen, The Runaway King

“The saddest thing is there won’t be anyone to miss us when we’re gone. No family, no friends, no one waiting at home.”
“It’s better that way,” I said. “It’ll be easier for me, knowing my death doesn’t add to anyone’s pain.”
“If you can’t give anyone pain, then you can’t give them joy either.”
Jennifer A. Nielsen, The False Prince

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Abbigayle Grace Hey :DD Thanks so much for accepting the friend request! The Ascendance Trilogy was awesome and I'm looking forward to reading as many more of your books as I can :)
Have a fantastic day! :DDD


sophie.connects.the.dots (on hiatus) Hey Jennifer! Thanks for friending me back!! You have such wonderfully witty books. Happy reading to you!


Jennifer Nielsen Sharon wrote: "Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! The Ascendance Trilogy is AMAZING. I was literally at the edge of my seat in each book. Sage/Jaron is a brilliant, inspiring protagonist. The char..."

Thank you, Sharon! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the books!


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Sharon Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! The Ascendance Trilogy is AMAZING. I was literally at the edge of my seat in each book. Sage/Jaron is a brilliant, inspiring protagonist. The characters are totally amusing and the plot is engaging (the twists are particularly mind-blowing). One of my favorite trilogies, definitely. :)


Jennifer Nielsen Dove wrote: "Very pleased to meet you, Jennifer! Our neighborhood is a big fan of the Ascendance Trilogy and we are all hoping to get to see it on the big screen someday!"

Fingers crossed, Dove! Thanks very much!


message 32: by Dove

Dove Winters Very pleased to meet you, Jennifer! Our neighborhood is a big fan of the Ascendance Trilogy and we are all hoping to get to see it on the big screen someday!


message 31: by Faery

Faery Thanks for accepting. :) You made my day!


Hafza Thank you for accepting my friend request. I adore all of your books. :)


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Negar Thanks for accepting my friend request!
I'm looking forward eagerly for The Shadow Throne!


SuperFreakTeamAsh!!!! :DDDDDDD she's my friend on goodreads now!!! lol


Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm) Thanks for the add!


Traci Ann Jennifer wrote: "Minnie wrote: "Thank you Ms. Jennifer for accepting my friend request. It means a lot! =)"

Thanks for friending me!"


It's an honor! =)


Jennifer Nielsen Minnie wrote: "Thank you Ms. Jennifer for accepting my friend request. It means a lot! =)"

Thanks for friending me!


Traci Ann Thank you Ms. Jennifer for accepting my friend request. It means a lot! =)


message 23: by Sophia

Sophia Thank you so much for accepting my request :)


Jennifer Nielsen Sandra wrote: "Thanks so much for friending me! :)"

Back atcha, Sandra!


message 21: by Sandra

Sandra Thanks so much for friending me! :)


Jennifer Nielsen Thanks Jeann, and for the lovely review!


Jeann (Happy Indulgence) Hi Jennifer,

Thank you for accepting my friend request. I absolutely loved the False Prince and have reviewed it on my blog here: http://happyindulgence.wordpress.com/...

Looking forward to reading Runaway Prince!


message 18: by Cindy

Cindy Chung OMG!!! i wish you could chose the date, if you could, i bet you would release the book a day or two after the books was published!!! Oh, and BTW, good luck editing!!!
another day closer to the book release!!


Jennifer Nielsen Cindy - the crazy thing about this business is the release date is set by the publisher. RUNAWAY KING has actually been finished for several months, but it takes time to do all the printing and distributing. I'm actually doing editing for book 3 right now. Crazy right?

Have a great day! (One day closer to the book's release...)


message 16: by Cindy

Cindy Chung gahh! whew!!! thx Jennifer!!!!! can u make it a little quicker? I will SOOOO enjoy it!!! I can't contain my excitment!!!!!!!!


Jennifer Nielsen Cindy -

No worries, THE RUNAWAY KING is out on March 1, so there's still a few more weeks. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as FALSE PRINCE.


message 14: by Cindy

Cindy Chung Gahhh!!!!!!!! Plz answer me as SOON as u can, plz Jennifer, WHEN IS THE RUNAWAY KING COMING OUT!!!!!!!! if it came out...I CAN'T BELIVE I MISSED IT!!!!!!!! GAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!
im just really excited, sorry


Jennifer Nielsen Thank you Jocelyn. I hope yours was great as well!


message 12: by Cindy

Cindy Chung :)


Jennifer Nielsen Thank you Cindy. Have a wonderful holiday too!


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Cindy Chung Merry Christmas Jennifer! I hope you have a great Christmas!!


Jennifer Nielsen Graeme wrote: "Hi Jennifer, Many thanks for your friendship... on behalf of myself, my 3 children and our dog "tyson" the maltese. Sounds like the title to a book... mmmmm"

Ah, many thanks for friending me! Best wishes...


Graeme Hi Jennifer, Many thanks for your friendship... on behalf of myself, my 3 children and our dog "tyson" the maltese. Sounds like the title to a book... mmmmm


Jennifer Nielsen Deidre wrote: "Thanks for the friendship--I was one of the BYU students who got to see you at the Provo library; thanks for speaking there!"

Awesome - thank you for coming. When you get a chance to read FALSE PRINCE, I sincerely hope you will enjoy it.


Deidre Thanks for the friendship--I was one of the BYU students who got to see you at the Provo library; thanks for speaking there!


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Alein Thank you for your friendship!


Jennifer Nielsen Thanks Steven - I was thrilled with what they wrote, and even happier to see other papers pick up the review too.

Steven wrote: "Jennifer, thanks for the friendship. That LA Times review is pretty sweet :)"


Steven Stickler Jennifer, thanks for the friendship. That LA Times review is pretty sweet :)


Jennifer Nielsen Absolutely! So happy to be on Goodreads with you!

Pamela wrote: "Hey Jennifer...Thanks for accepting my friend request."


Pamela Hey Jennifer...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


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