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Melissa Jo Peltier

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Peltier is a New Yorker these days, born a New Englander who made a 20-year detour through Hollywood after graduating Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude from Pomona College in Claremont, CA. Most recently, she is the author of the darkly comic Hollywood novel, "Reality Boulevard". She is also the co-author of six non-fiction works: "The Mommy Docs Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Birth"; plus five books with 'Dog Whisperer' Cesar Millan, all of which were New York Times Best Sellers.

A two-time Emmy Award-winning writer and producer, Ms. Peltier won her first Emmy for educational programming at the age of 23. Since then, she has accumulated over 50 national and international awards and accolades for her work as a producer, writer and editor of both
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MELISSA JO PELTIER
by Ken Salikof (published in Kirkus Indie Magazine, 11/13)

Reality bites.

Or at least reality TV shows do, according to Melissa Jo Peltier, author of Reality Boulevard, a scathingly satiric novel about Hollywood, nonscripted television (including shows such as Dancing on Death Row and Young Cons) and the deleterious effect it’s having on an impressionable viewing public. Kirkus... Read more of this blog post »
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“The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle... If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”
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“Grandmother pointed out my brother Perry, my sister Sarah, and my sister Eliza, who stood in the group. I had never seen my brother nor my sisters before; and, though I had sometimes heard of them, and felt a curious interest in them, I really did not understand what they were to me, or I to them. We were brothers and sisters, but what of that? Why should they be attached to me, or I to them? Brothers and sisters were by blood; but slavery had made us strangers. I heard the words brother and sisters, and knew they must mean something; but slavery had robbed these terms of their true meaning.”
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“Today’s generation didn’t want to watch ancient actors reciting the same tired lines. They wanted to see themselves reflected onscreen –rude, raw, entitled. These kids needed to believe that they themselves were only one daring, controversial act away from being up on that screen themselves. ”
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“Well, fame is a drug and when you take it away from an addict, things can get ugly.”
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“Ken steepled his fingers and gazed thoughtfully up at the ceiling. 'Dwarves have done very well for us in primetime.”
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“You must write, and read, as if your life depended on it.”
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“Well, fame is a drug and when you take it away from an addict, things can get ugly.”
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“But luxury has never appealed to me, I like simple things, books, being alone, or with somebody who understands.”
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“You try as a parent. You love beyond reason. You fight beyond endurance. You hope beyond despair.
You never think, until the very last moment, that it still might not be enough.”
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It's a question anyone should be able to answer. A question that defines a life, creates a future, guides most minutes of one's days. Simple, elegant encompassing.
Who do you love?”
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Melissa Peltier Mark wrote: "I read your book. It was great. I really had fun reading it. I didn't know you spent so much time on set! You must have to so accurately have portrayed that environment and the characters and pe..."

Mark, what a wonderful note to receive! Thank you for reading my book and I'm truly grateful you enjoyed it! Yes, I have spent thousands and thousands of hours on set. Maybe next time I should write a novel from the perspective of an animal trainer? I'm sure you have an entirely unique view of things! Hope you are having a good summer, and I'd be grateful if you'd leave a rating/review/recommendation for RB if you get a moment. xo


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Mark I read your book. It was great. I really had fun reading it. I didn't know you spent so much time on set! You must have to so accurately have portrayed that environment and the characters and personalities. Thanks for the read. Have a good summer.


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