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Jacquelyn Mitchard

Jacquelyn Mitchard

Jacquelyn Mitchard Biography

Jacquelyn Mitchard's first novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, was named by USA Today as one of the ten most influential books of the past 25 years – second only to the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.

The Deep End of the Ocean was critically acclaimed, won several awards, and was chosen as the first novel in the book club made famous by the TV host Oprah Winfrey, later transformed into a feature film produced by and starring Michelle Pfeiffer.

All of Mitchard's novels have been greater or lesser bestsellers – and include The Most Wanted, A Theory of Relativity, Twelve Times Blessed, The Breakdown Lane, Cage of Stars, Still Summer, No Time to Wave Goodbye and Second Nature. Critics have praised them for their authentic humanity and skillful command of story.

Mitchard also has written seven novels for young adults: Now You See Her, All We Know of Heaven, the trilogy of The Midnight Twins, Look Both Ways, and Watch for Me by Moonlight, paranormal teen mysteries about identical twin sisters born on New Year's Eve. Mitchard's most recent teen series is the story of three teens who can never see the sunlight. What We Saw at Night premiered in January, 2013, and What We Lost in the Dark will follow in 2014.

She is completing her next adult novel.

Mitchard recently became the editor in chief of Merit Press, a mature Young Adult imprint under the aegis of F&W Media. To date, she has acquired twenty novels, six of which have enjoyed substantial critical acclaim. She is the editor of Steven Parlato's 'The Namesake,' as well as the recounting of Shakespeare 'Tempestuous' and 'Exposure,' by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes.

A longtime journalist, Mitchard is a contributing editor for More magazine. With an MFA in Creative Writing, she has taught at Fairfield University and Southern New Hampshire University.

She currently lives in Cape Cod.

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