News from Janet Evanovich


Usually you have to wait at least a full year for the next book in the Stephanie Plum series. But this year author Janet Evanovich is giving all Plum fans a special gift. Two Plums in one year!

Smokin’ Seventeen is released this coming Tuesday, June 21st. And according to the announcement made on Evanovich’s website and Facebook page earlier this week, we only have 5 more months to wait for the next Stephanie Plum adventure! Explosive Eighteen releases November 22, 2011.

And in other Stephanie Plum news, the current release date for One For the Money, starring Katherine Heigl, is January 27, 2012. Don’t pre-order your tickets just yet though, the release date has already been pushed back twice once. Lionsgate didn’t want to put the movie up against other summer releases like X-Men, Green Lantern and Harry Potter. Probably a good plan, Lionsgate.

The storyline will be changed somewhat from the book so don’t go in expecting Janet’s words to come alive. Evanovich sold the rights to the film years ago and did not work on the film.

Katherine Heigl plays Stephanie, “unemployed and newly-divorced, who lands a job at her cousin’s bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past.” (source:

Morelli is played by Jason O’Mara (who has not been in anything I have ever seen), Ranger is played by Daniel Sunjata (he played a crime scene technician on several episodes of Law & Order: SVU), Lula is played by Sherri Shepard (who has been in a lot of things) and most importantly, Grandma Mazur is played by Debbie Reynolds (biggest star in the whole film as far as I’m concerned!).

I am looking forward to the film, but I’m keeping my hopes pretty low, just in case. But the news of two books in one year has me giddy with anticipation! Happy reading Plum-lovers!

5 thoughts on “News from Janet Evanovich

  1. Actually the date was only put back once…when they realized the original release date July 8 was between Harry Potter and Transformers 3…they understandably changed the release date and tried to bring it forward to June but they just didnt have stuff ready so decided to move it to the next free slot which was January. Really looking forward to it – Heigl looks great as Plum in the pics I have seen.

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  3. When reading Smokin’ Seventeen, I was pictureing Heigl as Stephanie, but my vote is still out on that. Sherri Shepard as Lulu fits to a tee. When I read about Lulu, I see Sherri. She will make a great Lulu. Can’t wait till Explosive Eighteen comes out. Have it marked on my calendar, so I can buy it right away.

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