Jen Calonita
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Jen Calonita

Jen Calonita has always loved writing. Her first published piece was in the sixth grade newspaper where she wrote about an attack snake who bothered her canoe on a class field trip. These days she writes about fairy tale worlds, Hollywood lives and music.
An entertainment journalist for ten years, Jen interviewed everyone from Reese Witherspoon to Zac Efron. It was her work in the entertainment world that inspired her first series, Secrets of My Hollywood Life. The six-book series is about a teen starlet named Kaitlin Burke who grows weary of the fame game, but loves being an actress. The series has been published in Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Japan and Russia.

A big fan of Cinderella as a child, Jen always wondered what would happen if the Wicked Stepmother apologized to Cinderella for her behavior and tried to prove she was now a good fairy tale citizen. Jen figured the Wicked Stepmother might convince other villains to behave and together they would teach children on the path to wickedness how to be good at...Fairy Tale Reform School. The series, which includes many classic fairy tale characters, will get its own companion series, Royal Academy Rebels, in fall 2018.

When the self-professed entertainment junkie is not working, she can be found doing one of three things: scrapbooking, watching Once Upon a Time and Nashville, or going to the movies. Jen resides in Merrick, New York with her husband Mike, sons Tyler and Dylan, and their Chihuahua, Captain Jack Sparrow.

For more about Jen, check out her website: www.jencalonitaonline.com, follow her on Twitter at: www.twitter.com as JenCalonita, Pinterest as Jen Calonita or on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/jen.calonita

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    • Flunked

    • By: Jen Calonita
    • Narrated by: Kristin Condon
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    Gilly wouldn't call herself wicked, exactly... but when you have five little brothers and sisters and live in a run-down boot, you have to get creative to make ends meet....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun fairytale retelling

    • By Kira on 10-30-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Charmed

    • By: Jen Calonita
    • Narrated by: Kristin Condon
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Gilly must face the most evil villain of all in the second installment of this twisted fairy tale series....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved the book

    • By Hollilulu on 03-16-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Switched

    • By: Jen Calonita
    • Narrated by: Kristin Condon
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Gilly and her friends are back at Fairy Tale Reform School! But when a new kid, Jack, gets thrown into FTRS for planting magic beans, Gilly realizes that something bad is brewing with the giants....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great fairytale fun.

    • By Jon R. on 03-19-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Tricked

    • By: Jen Calonita
    • Narrated by: Kristin Condon
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Times are changing at Fairy Tale Reform School. At least that's what Gilly's heard. Rumor is that notorious trickster Rumpelstiltskin has taken over management....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • so another great book for fairy tale reform school

    • By Kindle Customer on 08-29-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Sleepaway Girls

    • By: Jen Calonita
    • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    When Sam's best friend gets her first boyfriend, she's not ready to spend the summer listening to the two of them call each other "pookie"....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fun

    • By Amanda on 07-23-12

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Turn It Up!

    • Practice Makes Pitch Perfect
    • By: Jen Calonita
    • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bradley Academy's all-girl a cappella group used to be the pride of the Sunshine State, but the Nightingales have recently fallen out of harmony....

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Belles

    • By: Jen Calonita
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 79

    Isabelle Scott’s life may not be easy, but she loves it. She is a star swimmer and lifeguard, has great friends, and has been spending the summer with Brayden, a cute surfer—though they’re just friends....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice, mindless fiction

    • By Mikki on 06-04-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Secrets of My Hollywood Life

    • By: Jen Calonita
    • Narrated by: Roxanne Hernandez
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    It's a glamorous life, but 16-year-old Kaitlin Burke, costar of one of the hottest shows on TV, is exhausted from the pressures of fame....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • terrible narration!

    • By brittany gregg on 04-04-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Grass Is Always Greener

    • A Belles Novel, Book 3
    • By: Jen Calonita
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Their shared sweet-16 party is just around the corner, and half-sisters Isabelle Scott and Mirabelle Monroe are ready to cut loose, even if they are the daughters of a prominent public figure...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I need more. i could not stop listening.

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-19-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • VIP: I'm with the Band

    • By: Jen Calonita, Kristen Gudsnuk - illustrator
    • Narrated by: Tara Sands
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Twelve-year-old Mackenzie "Mac" Lowell's dreams are about to come true. Thanks to her mom scoring the coolest job EVER, Mac is going from boy band fanatic to official tour member....

    Regular price: $25.08

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