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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Kirkus Reviews names Peltier "Author to Watch"

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 Rev Read more of this blog post »
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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. ”
Melissa Jo Peltier, Reality Boulevard

“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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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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