About the Author
Jodi Picoult is a best selling author of 14 different books; Songs of the Humpback Whale (1992), Harvesting the Heart (1994), Picture Perfect (1995); Mercy (1996), The Pact (1998); Keeping Faith (1999), Plain Truth (2000), Salem Falls (2001), Perfect Match (2002), Second Glance (2003), My Sister's Keeper (2004), Vanishing Acts (2005),The Tenth Circle (2006) and her newest novel, Nineteen Minutes, . She was born in Long Island, New York on May 19th, 1966. She studied writing at Princeton University where she became a published author with 2 stories in Seventeen Magazine. When she graduated school she did a variety of things including teaching English. Later on she went to Harvard to obtain her masters degree. She then got married and had a baby, who was her inspiration for her first book, Songs of the Humpback Whale. She was awarded the New England book seller award for fiction in 2003, as well as her latest book, Nineteen Minutes hit number 1 on the New York Times Best Seller List.