New York Times best-selling author, Janet Evanovich has written some attention grabbing, heart wrenching books throughout her years. She has also captured the attention of people across the nation by selling the rights to the first book in her Stephanie Plum series to Columbia Tristar. Does she create her stories purely from her imagination, or does her life influence how she writes her books? Janet Evanovich did not start out as a writer but as an artist. She studied art at Douglass College in New Jersey for four years before she realized that it was not right for her and decided to take up writing.
The title of the book is “Avalon High”, a young adult novel, written by Meg Cabot. It was first published in 2005 by HarperCollins. Meg Cabot is now the author of nearly fifty books for both adults and teens, selling fifteen million copies worldwide, many of which have been Number 1 New York Times bestsellers, most notably The Princess Diaries series. The plot Elaine "Ellie" Harrison has just moved from Minnesota to Annapolis, Maryland while her parents take a year long sabbatical to continue their medieval studies in nearby DC. Her new high school, Avalon High, seems like a typical high school with the stereotypical students: Lance the jock, Jennifer the cheerleader, Marco, the bad boy, and Will, the senior class president, quarterback, and all around good guy.
Brenda Reis Professor Record Composition II 27 February 2014 The Fifty Shades of a Cultural Phenomenon E.L. James is a former TV executive, wife and mother of two based in the suburbs of West London. Since January 2012, her life has taken an extraordinary turn with the runaway success of the Fifty Shades trilogy, sending this erotica author E.L. James straight to the top of the highest-earning authors list. The Fifty Shades of Grey author earned $95 million in the past year (Forbes Magazine). It all started when James went to see the movie Twilight. She enjoyed the movie and soon read all the books and felt in love.
The article is called: To the Rescue: “A Case Study of the Prefaces to Late Eighteenth Century Children’s Books.” Written by: Alexandra Pruneen and was found in the European Academic Research magazine, volume 1, issue 3 from June 2013. You can find the article at the link below: http://euacademic.org/UploadArticle/21.pdf In 18th century England, authors such as Ellenor Fenn, Mary Lamb, and Jane West were well known for their children’s books. They wrote and sold many books, and to the public eye, they were doing it as educators. No one would have guessed that they were just after profit! They put little things into their writing, such as: “to the little people” or “to the hard working mums” on the dedication pages, severely empathizing with the parents on the hardships of child raising, they used guilt trips to make the mothers feel bad for “neglecting their children,” and even telling the parents they “tested the books on their own children,” all to convince the parents to buy more of their products!
J.K. Rowling’s epic rise to fame was a typical rags-to-riches story. Her copy of The Philosopher’s Stone was rejected by the first 11 publishing companies that she presented it to. Finally, a small publishing company in London named Bloomsbury agreed to publish it, after the 8 year old daughter of the chairman demanded to read more after the first chapter. In 1997, Scholastic INC. won the rights to publish the series in the United States for $105,000, and changed the name of the first novel to The Sorcerer’s Stone. She went on to win the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize for her first 3 novels in the series, 2 of them winning Book of the Year honors.
The first text has a lot of text but text two has barely text. In extract one, the blog post, the author speaks about being a mother and how she knows ‘the best of mothers’. Allison Tate starts of by saying farewell to the best of mothers and wives. She then goes on to introduce Katy Gerke who was possibly the best mother. The author gives importance to how Katy Gerke had read all 1,200 pages of the Lord of the Rings trilogy to her three young sons.
This event pulled her deeper into depression and it was very evident in her writing and in everything… In 1960, Sylvia Plath's first collection of poems, The Colossus was published. Shortly thereafter, she and Ted Hughes moved "to an English country village in Devon" ("Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)"). In 1960, their first child, a daughter named Frieda, named after Sylvia's beloved paternal aunt, was born, and in 1962, their son Nicholas was born. Sylvia also suffered several miscarriages before and between the births of her children (Neurotic Poets 5-6), and "less than two years after the birth of their first child their marriage broke apart ("Sylvia Plath, 1932-1963" 1) One can only speculate about the volume and the quality of future work that Sylvia Plath, already a seasoned and much
The Children’s Hour - Reflection Marlene Strong Bethel University Monday, April 14, 2014 20th Century American Drama – HUM 102 Ms. Dale Williams, Facilitator The Power of Lies Reflection Paper “The Children's Hour”, written by “Lillian Florence Hellman (1905-1984), she was an only child, born into an upper middle-class family that prefigured the character relationships of many of her plays" (Levy, W., 1999, pg. 353). Despite Ms. Hellman’s father being an immigrant and her mother being a descendant from an established Alabama family, their marriage proved to be successful throughout all of their difficulties. Ms. Hellman had her share of life experiences. In fact, according to Levy, W., (1999), “until she was sixteen she lived half of the year with her spinster aunts, her father’s sisters, in New Orleans, and the other half with her parents on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City” (pg.
A novel of civil right struggle Harper Lee's only novel got her a Pulitzer Prize, this novel has sold over 30 million copies, it’s a integrated in the U.S. high schools educational system, and has been given the name of “our national novel” by Oprah Winfrey. According to the BBC, the amount of appeal this book has it beyond boundaries, beating the way the Bible (although not Pride and Prejudice) to come in fifth in a British poll for World Book Day. Among British librarians, it was the number one book they would advise. As Megan Behrent alleged while reviewing the novel in her article:” A novel of the civil rights struggle”; published in the Socialist Worker in August 5, 2010, it is as an anti-racial novel of the civil rights movement, with
I found two books from the Quincy Junior High Library along with a reference book. Also I have two internet sources; one is from ChicagoTribune.com which I found by myself and the other internet source was found by my mom’s co-worker, USAtoday.com. My database was a little bit harder to find but I did find one on Escohost. It is called, ”The World’s Most Dangerous Drug.” Dierker - 2 Methamphetamine Drug use, abuse, and addiction have been in our country for many decades. A new drug; Methamphetamine, has been on the rise for about twenty years; effecting tons of families and ruining millions of lives.