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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Luckiest Girl Alive (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Favorite Sister (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bright Young Women (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Cosmo's 51 Shades of Blonde (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Jessica Knoll is one of the New York Times Bestselling and successful authors of America, who has written a few highly popular novels in her writing career. Other than being an author, she has also worked as a senior editor at the Cosmopolitan and as the editor of articles at the SELF. Jessica spent her growing years in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She completed her school studies from The Shipley School situated in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Later, she went on to enroll herself at the William Smith and Hobart Colleges located in Geneva, New York, from where Jessica earned her graduate degree. As of today, she is happily married and lives along with her husband in New York City. Author Jessica had come to New York City in order to become an established author, but she was not having any plans as to how to approach her dream. Initially, she took up a few assistant jobs as well as unfruitful internships, and soon became unemployed after a short stint. In fact, she had lost hope so much that she had decided to pack her things and leave New York City, thereby abandoning her dreams of becoming a successful author. However, before doing that she tried her hand at doing one more assistant job, joining the Cosmopolitan magazine. This job proved to be fruitful for her and remained for a longer period of time.

After working for a few years, Jessica reached the peak of her career at the magazine and then decided to quit it in order to become a novelist. This time, her plan was to publish her novel, Luckiest Girl Alive, which she was writing from a very long time. After its release, the novel became a huge hit and went on to become a New York Times best seller. It stayed on the list for a period of 7 weeks. Author Jessica is also in talks with producer Reese Witherspoon, who has shown a keen interest in adapting the novel into a movie. In fact, Reese has already hired Jessica to write the screenplay of the movie, which is expected to go floor very soon. Jessica says that she has taken a number of deliberate steps in her short and struggling writing career as well as in her life to reach the position on which she currently is. She has always wanted to be a writer right from her childhood days.

It had become her passion as she felt quite positive about telling a good story. However, she was not in touch with anyone who was an adult professional writer at that time, which was a lacking factor in her ambition to become an author. When she was studying in her college, she was excited about attending a screenwriting class taught by one of the professors of the college. This was the first time that author Jessica felt really positive about becoming a screenwriter. Being a sincere student in the class, she got closer to the professor and eventually became a good friend of his daughter, who was an actress by profession. She was also represented by a literary and talent agency named Paradigm Agency. The professor and his daughter helped Jessica to get into an internship program at the agency and as a result, she had to move to Los Angeles during the summer season between her junior and senior years of her college. After returning back from L.A., author Jessica was determined to become a screenwriter, even though she had no idea what it really meant to be a screenwriter.

As an intern, Jessica was required to do a lot of script coverage, due to which she had to write a book report on almost every script that she came across. After graduating from her college, Jessica took the advice of her screenwriting professor and took a job at the Paradigm Agency as an assistant. She happily says that she owes all her life to this job because it allowed her to meet her husband, her best friend, and her literary agent there. After working there for about 8 months, Jessica decided to quit from her job at the Paradigm Agency in order to explore her growing interest towards writing novels. But the days of struggles had disheartened her. So she began searching for jobs again. Eventually, she ended up in front of the editor of the Cosmopolitan magazine, who offered her a job as an assistant as she had 2 years’ experience working as the same. Jessica took the quickly as she was in desperate need of it. The further events in her life helped her to write the successful novel that allowed her to become a New York Times Bestselling author and get recognized as an established author.

One of the initial novels written by author Jessica Knoll was titled ‘Cosmo’s Fifty One Shades of Blonde’. It was published by the Cosmo Books publishing house in the year 2012. The plot of the novel deals with a sexy story and revolves around the life of the main characters named Christopher Reiss and Megan. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Reiss is introduced as an intimidating and an extremely handsome CEO of a popular financial firm. Megan is described as her assistant. Soon, she finds herself to be on the radar of Reiss after discovering an incriminating evidence that threatened to ruin his career. Eventually, she finds herself on his desk, counter, kitchen, and bed, as she believed that it was mutually beneficial to both of them. The second and the most popular novel written by Jessica Knoll was titled ‘Luckiest Girl Alive’. It was published by the Simon and Schuster publishing house in the year 2015.

The plot of the novel revolves around the happenings in the life of the primary character named Ani FaNelli. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Ani is described as studying at the famous Bradley School as a teenager. She seemed to be in a desperate need to reinvent herself after enduring a shocking humiliation in front of the public. After a certain period of time, she finds a glamorous job, wears expensive wardrobes, has a handsome fiance. With all this happening in her life, Ani seems to be very close to living the satisfying perfect life that she always worked very hard to achieve. However, she has a secret her past life and still seems to be haunted by it. The secret is very painful and private enough to destroy everything in her perfect life if it bubbled to the surface. With its sharp twists, the novel explores the intolerable pressure felt by many women in the society. It becomes very interesting to know whether breaking her silence about her secret will destroy everything in Ani’s life or it will set her free?

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