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Janet Evanovich Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Janet Schneider
Place Of Birth
South River, USA
80 years old
Birth Date
April 21 1943

Janet Evanovich Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
Net Worth
Current Partner
Peter Evanovich
Alex Evanovich

About Janet Evanovich 

Janet Evanovich is a well-known American author, who specializes in romance novels.

Janet Evanovich began her career as a short contemporary romance novelist under the pen name Steffie Hall. Evanovich rose to prominence as the author of a series of contemporary mysteries centered on Stephanie Plum.

The character Stephanie Plum is a former lingerie purchaser from Trenton, New Jersey, who is a bounty hunter to earn a living after losing her job. The novels in this Stephanie Plum series are on the best-seller lists of The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and Amazon. Evanovich's past seventeen Plums have debuted at No.1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list, and eleven of them have debuted at No.1 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list. Her books have been translated across more than 40 languages and have sold over 200 million copies worldwide.

Janet Evanovich’s Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Janet Evanovich’s net worth?

Janet Evanovich has a net worth of $140 million. She is a successful American writer. She has bestsellers graphic novels and romance novels.

How much does Janet Evanovich earn per year?

Janet Evanovich earns around $20 million every year from the sales of her various books like the 'Stephanie Plum' series, 'Elsie Hawkins' series, 'Barnaby' trilogy, and more.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Janet Evanovich?

Janet Evanovich's exact height is not known.

How old is Janet Evanovich?

Evanovich was born in the South River on April 22, 1943. She is 79 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Janet Evanovich was born Janet Schneider. Evanovich is a second-generation American, the son of a machinist and a homemaker from South River, New Jersey. Janet Evanovich was the first in her family to attend Douglass college (in fact any college) after graduating from South River High School. She enrolled in Douglass College, part of Rutgers University, to study art.

Evanovich opted to be a homemaker like her mother when she had children. She began writing books in her 30s. Evanovich studied improv acting to understand how to write dialogue. She worked for 10 years on the Great American Novel, completing three manuscripts that she was unable to sell.

Evanovich read numerous romance books when someone recommended she try writing them, and she realized she loved the genre. She authored two romantic novels and had them published. Evanovich quit writing and signed with a temporary work agency after failing to find a publisher. She got an offer to acquire her second romance book for $2,000, which she thought was an astonishing figure many months after starting work for them.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Janet Evanovich’s partner?

Evanovich resides in Hawaii and North Carolina with Pete, her husband since 1964. Her husband, son, and daughter are all employees at Evanovich Inc. Alexandra Evanovich is her daughter, and Peter Evanovich is her son. Stephanie Evanovich is Evanovich's married niece.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

'Hero At Large' was released in 1987 under the pen name Steffie Hall in the Second Chance Love category line. The next year, she began publishing under her own name for 'Bantam Loveswept'. She kept writing romance novels for Loveswept for the following five years. Her experience writing in the romance novels genre taught her how to build lovable characters and handsome leading males. During this period, she was also noted for the comedy in her writings.

She instantly realized she wanted to write the 'Stephanie Plum' series of romantic adventure novels. She intended to integrate comedy, romance, and adventure in her writing, which complemented her mystery book approach. Unlike romance novels, her works would be written in the first person. Evanovich chose to make her character a bounty hunter after watching the Robert De Niro film 'Midnight Run'. In this series, the best one has been, 'Notorious Nineteen'.

Evanovich debuted another series, 'Metro Girl', in 2004. The New York Times Best Seller list ranked this book second. It is a part of the 'Barnaby' series as the main lead is Alexandra Barnaby.

What awards has Janet Evanovich won?

Janet Evanovich was chosen for the inaugural 2021 Forbes 50 Over 50 list, which includes entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists, and artists over the age of 50.

Other Interesting Janet Evanovich Facts And Trivia

  • Evanovich works eight or more hours every day during the week.
  • On weekends, she usually works an extra four hours every day.
  • Before starting a new novel, she usually writes a brief outline with one or two phrases explaining what will happen in each chapter.
  • Evanovich routinely embarks on book tours following the publication of a new book.
  • Thousands of people have attended her book signings.
  • All of the titles, beginning with the third 'Stephanie Plum' novel, 'Three To Get Deadly', and concluding with 'Smokin' Seventeen', were chosen from fan submissions.

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