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Jodi Picoult is not only one of America's most well-known authors, but she is also a worldwide literary star around the world.
There are currently over 14 million copies of her books around the world.
Picoult was born in 1966 on Long Island and wrote her very first book at the age of only five years old entitled "The Lobster Which Misunderstood".
She attended Princeton University where she studied English and immediately after graduation, had a variety of jobs ranging from teaching at an elementary school to editing text books.
Picoult is not only well-known for her range of award-winning books, but she is also considered a star amongst comic book fans.
In 2007, Picoult became a writer for DC Comics and wrote four issues of the "Wonder Woman" series.
She has had two books on the New York Times bestseller list including "Nineteen Minutes" and "Change of Heart".
Picoult has also had some of her books made into Hollywood films, including the 2009 hit with Cameron Diaz "My Sister's Keeper".
Today, Picoult is promoting a new book entitled "House Rules"