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Publication Order of April and Darcy Books

April Upstairs (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darcy Downstairs (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kid Power Books

Kid Power (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kid Power Strikes Back (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Last Survivors Books

Life As We Knew It (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dead and the Gone (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This World We Live In (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shade of the Moon (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Make Me a Star Books

Prime Time (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wanting It All (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On the Move (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Scenes (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hard Times High (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Take Two and...Rolling! (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Make Me a Star Books

Prime Time(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Take Two and...Rolling!(1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wanting It All(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On the Move(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Scenes(1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hard Times High(1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nobody's Daughter Books

Nobody's Daughter (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Justice for Emily (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Perfect Image Books

Getting Even (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantasy Summer (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Portraits of Little Women Books

Meg's Story (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jo's Story (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beth's Story (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amy's Story (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Meg Makes a Friend (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jo Makes a Friend (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beth Makes a Friend (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amy Makes a Friend (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Dreams (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Gift for Jo (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Gift for Meg (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Gift for Amy (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Birthday Wishes (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghostly Tales (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Sebastian Sisters Books

Evvie at Sixteen (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thea at Sixteen (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claire at Sixteen (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sybil at Sixteen (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Meg at Sixteen (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Just Morgan (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rainbows and Fireworks (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beauty Queen (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whatever Words You Want to Hear (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marly the Kid (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Better Than All Right (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Awful Evelina (With: Diane Dawson Hearn) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
About David (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just Between Us (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starring Peter And Leigh (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Do You Do When Your Mouth Won't Open? (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Matter of Principle (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starting with Melodie (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Courage, Dana (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Truth Or Dare (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paper Dolls (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Friendship Pact (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year Without Michael (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turning Thirteen (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rewind to Yesterday (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dear Dad, Love Laurie (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Future Forward (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Head of the Class (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Most Precious Blood (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twin Surprises (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Family of Strangers (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twin Troubles (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ring of Truth (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Make Believe (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twice Taken (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trouble With Wishes (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pizza Puzzle (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil's Den (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Portraits: Revenge of the Aztecs (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Wounds (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Riddle Streak (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sara Kate, Superkid (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sara Kate Saves the World (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Who Were They Really?: The True Stories Behind Famous Characters (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Places I Never Meant To Be(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Susan Beth Pfeffer is a bestselling young adult, young adult romance, and young adult fantasy fiction author from New York. Pfeffer was born in New York City in 1948 and lived with her family in Queens before they moved to Long Island. She had the opportunity to live outside the bustling center of New York but still traveled frequently enough with her mother to the city making for the perfect environmental childhood. Her mother was a secretary and during their visits to downtown New York, they would visit the Metropolitan Museum and the planetarium both of which piqued her curiosity. Susan published her debut novel “Just Morgan” in 1970 and the ease of publishing made her think that writing as a career was easy. However, it would take her two years to sell “Better than All Right” her second work. But she persisted and tackling edgy and difficult subject matters such as dysfunctional families, teen murder, sexual harassment, suicide, and runaway or missing children she finally made headway. She won her first award with the controversial title “About David” that she published in 1980. Pfeffer has also written novels for young readers and dealt with similar themes that she does in her young adult works. Even though she is a very versatile author, she is best known for writing young adult novels about young women dealing with adult problems that are on the cusp of understanding.

Beth Pfeffer’s father was a US Supreme Court lawyer and professor of law at Long Island University. He would turn out to be a very large influence in Beth’s life from a very young age. As a six-year-old, she watched him work on a book on constitutional law while they were vacationing in a summer cabin in the mountains. When she read her father’s name on the published work and hers in the dedication, she was hooked and knew she wanted to become an author when she grew up. Since that time she deemed herself a writer and worked on becoming one. Pfeffer did not just sit around hoping to become an author as she embarked on writing. She spent much of her time writing plays, poems, and stories apart from all the school assignments she also has to write. Since she was brought up in a household where her father and mother were writers, she never saw authorship as something only special people do. Inspired, she set out to pen her own novel that was a romance between an Oreo cookie and a pair of scissors. However, Just Morgan would not be published until 1970 and not until 1972 that she published her second novel. She wrote much of her debut novel while she was in her last semester at New York University.

Susan Beth Pfeffer has won a ton of citations and awards for her novels that range from historical and contemporary fiction, young adult to middle-grade novels and picture books. She is also the author of “Portraits of Little Women,” a children’s fiction series targeted at grade 3-6 readers. Pfeffer authored the nonfiction work “You Can Write Children’s Books In Your Spare Time” that is an instruction guide on how to write for children. She currently has more than sixty novels in the “Perfect Image,” “Make Me a Star,” “Sebastian Sisters,” “Portraits of Little Women,” and “The Last Survivors” series alongside several single standing novels and picture books. Among the awards she has won over the years include a South Carolina Young Adult Book Award, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults Award. One of her novels was also named in the list of the top hundred best books for teens published between 1968 and 1993 by the American Library Association. When she is not writing her novels she can be found collecting movie memorabilia, watching movies, and reading histories and biographies. She currently lives with her two cats Emily and Alexander in New York.

Pfeffer’s novel” Prime Time” introduces Miranda Newgate, a tenth grader on a visit to Los Angeles since school is on spring break. They were just relaxing when her cousin comes with the news that a new TV series has a casting call for extras. Miranda auditions for the fringe role but is surprised when she is asked to prepare for a bigger role. But soon she is back home in Massachusetts writing biology projects and term papers and hoping to get a call to go back to Hollywood to become an actress. Molly O’Malley takes her stage acting career very seriously but could make her career balloon if she can manage to get onto a national network show. Miss Young America is a girl named Alison Blake but her title will not provide a free pass and needs to work harder than her peers to show producers that a pretty face is not all she is about. For TJ Tyler the a former child prodigy who is looking to make a comeback, a leading role is what he needs to show that his early exploits were not a flash in the pan. Rafe Marquez is a greenhorn when it comes to acting but he is a handsome and hot young man that always goes after what he wants, which is to become a superstar. Lastly, is Bill Douglas, a man that has acted on several shows on TV and believes the current assignment would be a breeze. Just who will be chosen to become the next big star on “Hard Time High”?

“Take Two and…Rolling!” by Susan Beth Pfeffer opens to Molly O’Malley living the high life as a star on “Hard Time High” a prime time show that may be her ticket to fortune and fame. But what she has always wanted aside from the steady income is the chance to live a normal life and put down roots. She would also get the opportunity to stop pretending she is fifteen and celebrate her fourteenth having only recently discovered her real birth date. But there is also a price to fame as her mother insists that she has to get a job on the show. Molly’s life on the road is also complicated by the fact that she is still in school. Meanwhile, Rafe Marquez her colleague is getting his first taste of being a star on TV and hopes that he will be able to make enough money to buy a home for his poor family. But while he has been doing very well, he still dreams of making it big as a lead guitarist for a popular band. Things are moving very fast for Bill, Alison, Miranda, TJ, and Molly, and their acceptance into the TV series may just lead to love and new friendships.

Susan Beth Pfeffer’s “Wanting It All” sees things change on “Hard Time High,” the new series on TV as Susie Goldstein the daughter of the producer is offered a role in the show. The former Miss Young America Alison Blake has been an audience favorite ever since she was three and has made money for her family ever since she was three. But now as a sixteen-year-old, she will be judged on merit rather than on looks alone. She gets a dose of reality when Seth Lewin her high school boyfriend comes onto the set and says that he intends to move to California so that they can be together again. Alison is keeping a secret which if let out could result in Molly being let go from the show, even as she fights for Seth. Bill Douglas is a seasoned TV veteran and vice president of the junior class that desires love, celebrity, and success. However, Calista Hasbrouck his longtime girlfriend sees things differently. They are all on the path to become stars but will their exposure result in broken dreams or long-lasting fame?

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