Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
Bestselling author Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer will appear during their mother-daughter author team tour for the launch of Between the Lines, a book they wrote together and that will be published in June 2012.
Picoult says of Between the Lines, her first YA novel, that "it was Sammy’s idea, and frankly, she’s got a better imagination than I ever did at her age. . . . It’s about what happens when happily ever after . . . isn’t. . . . It was a delight to have the experience of writing it with my own daughter!"
Picoult’s eighteen published novels include the #1 New York Times bestsellers House Rules, Handle With Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister’s Keeper. Samantha Van Leer is a junior in high school, who conceived the idea for Between the Lines and pitched it to her mother while she (Picoult) was in the middle of a book tour. In her spare time, she plays softball, does contemporary dance, and acts and sings in musicals.
The mother-daughter author team appears courtesy of Simon & Shuster.