13 FACTS ABOUT JANET EVANOVICH AND TRICKY TWENTY-TWO
Posted by Ognian Georgiev
Janet Evanovich topped once again NY Times Bestselling list with her novel Tricky Twenty-Two. The huge sales of the book came with positive feedback from the fans of Stephanie Plum’s adventures. After the release (November 17) of the latest title by the 72-year-old American writer, the numbers of Amazon reviews passed the prestigious mark 1000 and averaged 4.4 Stars.
So here we are with another episode of our 13 Facts rubric.
Tricky Twenty-Two is book #26 from Stephanie Plum’s series.
The novel is number 60 in the bibliography of Janet Evanovich.
The movie Midnight Run was the basic inspiration of creating the character of Stephanie Plum as bounty hunter.
The movie rights for One for the Money (Stephanie Plum book #1) were sold for $1 million. With the money Janet Evanovich paid all her loans for her kids’ education and also repaired her roof.
At the beginning of Evanovich’s writing career she received so many rejection letters that she filled a big cardboard box with them. Later she set it on fire.
Steffie Hall, did you hear that name? Probably not. Well, this is how the career of Janet Evanovich started. She used the mentioned pen name to write contemporary romance novels. She published a total of 7 titles under Steffie Hall, the most famous one is Foul Play.
Janet Evanovich’s first offer to sell her manuscript for one of her romance novels was $2000. The future star writer considered the money as an “astounding sum”.
The last 17 novels featuring Stephanie Plum debuted directly as #1 at NY Times Bestselling list
200 million books by Janet Evanovich were printed worldwide. Her novels are translated on 40 languages.
Family business, this is how the machine works in Janet Evanovich’s literary factory. Her son is working as her agent and financial specialist. Her daughter is developing the social media stream. The husband Pete is kind of business manager. All three family members are the primary editors of her novels.
The writing habits of Evanovich are very strict. She starts every morning at 5 and works at least four hours per day, seven days a week.
Last year in August Janet and her hubby Pete celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary. “We stopped talking to each other 12 years ago — that, and separate bathrooms,” revealed the famous author what is the secret of such a long partnering during a meeting with fans in Atlanta.
The adventure spirit in Janet Evanovich’s novels came from her childhood. She adored the comic books of Donald Duck and his nephews.
Find out your favorite Janet Evanovich’s book here
Check out previous 13 Facts articles
13 FACTS ABOUT JOHN GRISHAM AND ROGUE LAWYER
13 FACTS ABOUT BLAKE CROUCH AND THE WAYWARD PINES TRILOGY
13 FACTS ABOUT STEPHEN KING AND FINDERS KEEPERS
13 FACTS ABOUT MICHAEL CONNELLY AND THE CROSSING
13 FACTS ABOUT DAVID BALDACCI AND MEMORY MAN
13 FACTS ABOUT NORA ROBERTS AND THE LIAR
13 FACTS ABOUT HARLAN COBEN AND THE STRANGER
13 FACTS ABOUT DEAD HEAT AND PATRICIA BRIGGS
13 FACTS ABOUT THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN AND PAULA HAWKINS
13 FACTS ABOUT ANTHONY DOERR AND ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE
13 FACTS ABOUT THE GUILTY BY DAVID BALDACCI