Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult has been one of my favorite authors for quite some time, and I look forward to each spring when her latest novel is released.  Her books highlight controversial issues and combine law and medicine to make real page-turners. For the third year in a row, I have been thrilled to be able to meet Jodi in person and hear her speak.

I met my friends Emily, Rochelle, and Ashley for the evening and it was so great to have time to catch up!  We all got there early and were excited to have front row seats!

Emily, Kelly, Rochelle, & Ashley

Jodi always starts off with a reading from her latest book, then talks about her writing process and amazing amount of research she has done.  Lone Wolf focuses on end of life support and a main character who has lived with wolves.  It was fascinating to hear her stories about Shaun Ellis, the man she interviewed and included many stories from his life into the life of her character Luke.

Next is always my favorite part, where Jodi opens the floor to a Q & A session….and she always says that she will answer any question but if you spoil the ending she will ‘have to kill you’.  Her books ALWAYS have some twist at the end that leaves you shocked as the reader…

And last….she signs each and every book!  Emily and I had bought our tickets the day before and ended up not getting our book signed until practically the end.

Ashley and Rochelle

Emily and Kelly

We are all looking forward to next year after Jodi gave a brief synopsis of her upcoming book!

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