Jodi Picoult is one of the world's most popular writers. She has published 28 novels and several short stories. Her books are available in many different languages and have been translated into 34 countries. She is estimated to have sold over 40 million copies worldwide.
Picoult's books tackle a wide range of topics. She has written about eugenics, school violence, teen suicide, spousal abuse, the legal rights of minors, childhood cancer, gay rights, war criminals, vengeance, justice, and faith.
Her research is extensive and informs her writing. She has visited hospitals, prisons and even a Yup'ik Inuit village in Alaska for her novel Lone Wolf. She also learned a lot about wolves, studying how they communicate and how their packs function.
She has a special talent for connecting with readers, says her longtime editor Emily Bestler. She gets hundreds of emails a day and often answers them. She says she never takes her fans for granted, but rather thinks she has a gift for bringing people together through the books she writes.
Her books are so good that she has been able to earn a living from them, which helps her support her family of three children. She has also written a few comics for DC Comics. The company paid her to write a few storylines for the Wonder Woman series.