Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: none Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILDREN C:YOUNG ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction Born: December 10, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionJacquelyn is a native of the west side of Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationJacquelyn Mitchard is a journalist and author. She studied creative writing for three semesters under Mark Costello at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1979, she became a newspaper reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel eventually becoming its lifestyle columnist. Her weekly column, The Rest of Us: Dispatches from the Mother Ship, appeared in 125 newspapers nationwide. Mitchard is best known for her first novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, which was the first selection for Oprah's Book Club. All of her other novels have been bestsellers as well. She won critical acclaim for The Most Wanted, Cage of Stars, and The Breakdown Lane. Mitchard has also written for children and young adults. She is an alum and distinguished fellow of the Ragdale Foundation where she began her writing career with the encouragement of Jane Hamilton. In 2007, The Deep End of the Ocean, was named as one of the ten most influential books of the past 25 years and has been Mitchard's only #1 New York Times Bestseller - for 21 weeks in 1996. It was also made into a major motion picture in 1999 that starred Michelle Pfeiffer and Treat Williams. Mitchard currently lives Massachusetts.
*"A Theory Of Relativity", HarperTorch, 2002 *"All We Know of Heaven", Harper Teen, 2008 *"Baby Bat`s Lullaby", HarperColllins, 2004 *"Cage of Stars", Warner Books, 2006 *"Christmas Present", HarperCollins, 2006 *"Jane Addams: Pioneer in Social Reform and Activist for World Peace", Gareth Stevens, 1992 *"Look Both Ways", Harper Teen, 2009 *"Mother Less Child", Norton, 1985 *"No Time To Wave Goodbye", Random House, 2010 *"Now You See Her", Harper Teen, 2007 *"Ready Set School", HarperCollins, 2007 *"Rosalie, My Rosalie", Harper Childrens, 2005 *"Second Nature: A Love Story", Random House, 2011 *"Starring Prima: The Mouse of the Ballet Jolie", HarperCollins, 2004 *"Still Summer", Warner Books, 2007 *"The Breakdown Lane", HarperCollins, 2005 *"The Deep End of the Ocean", Penguin, 1999 *"The Midnight Twins", Harper Tenn, 2008 *"The Most Wanted", Signet Books, 1999 *"The Rest of Us, Dispatches From the Mother Ship", Viking, 1997 *"The Theory of Relativity", HarperCollins, 2001 *"Twelve Times Blessed", HarperCollins, 2004 *"Two if by Sea", Simon & Schuster, 2016 *"Watch for Me by Moonlight, Harper Teen, 2010 *"What We Saw at Night", Soho Teen, 2013 *"Eagle Eyes", Mahvl Publishing, 2009 - written with Michael S. Lewis, MD