|Born||February 27, 1978|
|Notable works||The Next Big Thing Your Big Break|
Johanna Edwards (born February 27, 1978) is a bestselling American novelist and award-winning entertainment journalist. Her books have been translated into various languages, and are sold all over the world.
Edwards is best known for her chick-lit novel, The Next Big Thing, which was published in 2005 and remained on the national bestseller list for nearly three months. Her follow-up novel, Your Big Break, was also a bestseller. Her third novel, How to Be Cool, was published by Penguin in June 2008. Edwards has also written two teen-lit novels, the first of which, Love Undercover, was published by Simon & Schuster in late 2006, and her second young adult novel, Go Figure, was released October 2007.[needs update]
Awards and honors
In 2001, she received a Hearst Award for her work in journalism. In 2008, she was given the Distinguished Young Alumni Award from the University of Memphis; and in 2012, the Center for Research on Women at the University of Memphis honored her as one of 100 Women who have made a difference in the past 100 years.
- How to Be Cool (2007)
- Your Big Break (2006)
- The Next Big Thing (2005)
- Young adult books written under the pen name Jo Edwards:
- Go Figure (2007)
- Love Undercover (2006)