Off the Page with Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

Seven Stories is very excited to announce that they are hosting an event with best-selling author Jodi Picoult this June alongside her daughter and co-author Samantha Van Leer.

Meet internationally best-selling author Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha Van Leer at their only North East event, held at Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle.

Jodi Picoult is the bestselling author of twenty-three novels, including Between The Lines and new YA novel Off the Page, co-written with her daughter Samantha Van Leer. Join Jodi and Samantha as they discuss their critically acclaimed books, how they work together and answer your questions.

“Picoult is a skilled wordsmith, and she beautifully creates situations that not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us.”   — Boston Globe

Following the success of Between the Lines, Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer, have teamed up for their second young-adult novel, Off The Page.  Off The Page is a tender and appealing romantic YA novel filled with humor, adventure, and magical relationships. A witty commentary about life, Off The Page is a stand-alone novel as well as a companion to the authors’ bestseller Between the Lines, and is perfect for readers looking for a fairytale ending.

Jodi Picoult grew up in Nesconset, New York. She received an A.B. in creative writing from Princeton and a master's degree in education from Harvard. Her previous novels include House Rules, Nineteen Minutes, My Sister’s Keeper, Keeping Faith, The Pact, and Mercy. Jodi's novels are translated into forty languages in forty countries. Three have been made into television movies and My Sister's Keeper was released as a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz and Alec Baldwin in summer 2009. Jodi lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.

Samantha Van Leer is a sophomore at Vassar College majoring in psychology with a minor in human development. She co-wrote the number 1 New York Times bestseller Between the Lines, the companion to Off the Page, with her mother, Jodi Picoult.  Jodi and Samantha have four dogs: Alvin, Harvey, Dudley, and Oliver, for whom the prince in their story is named.

Booking essential. £16 per person, includes event ticket and a copy of Off The Page.  Followed by a book signing.

Tickets available here.

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•Songs of the Humpback Whale (1992)

•Harvesting the Heart (1994)

•Picture Perfect (1995)

•Mercy (1996)

•The Pact (1998)

•Keeping Faith (1999)

•Plain Truth (2000)

•Salem Falls (2001)

•Perfect Match (2002)

•Second Glance (2003)

•My Sister's Keeper (2004)

•Vanishing Acts (2005)

•The Tenth Circle (2006)

•Nineteen Minutes (2007)

•Change of Heart (2008)

•Handle With Care (2009)

•House Rules (2010)

•Sing You Home (2011)

•Lone Wolf (2012)

•Between The Lines (2012) co-written with her daughter Samantha van Leer  (YA novel)

•The Storyteller (2013)

Jodi’s last eight novels have debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list. Her highly anticipated novel, Leaving Time, was released in 2014.