Johanna Edwards

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Johanna Edwards
Born (1978-02-27) February 27, 1978 (age 44)
OccupationNovelist
Period2005–present
GenreWomen's fiction
Notable worksThe Next Big Thing Your Big Break
Website
www.johannaedwards.com

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.

Biography[edit]

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Edwards graduated magna cum laude from the University of Memphis with a degree in journalism in 2001.

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]

Johanna has been featured in a variety of publications, including USA Today, Us Weekly, The Boston Globe, and Writer’s Digest. She currently resides in Memphis.

Awards and honors[edit]

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.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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)

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