Most well-known for her boisterous bounty-hunter leading lady, Stephanie Plum, this isn’t Janet’s first rodeo when it comes to New York Times-bestselling stories, nor will it be her last. She’s the writer who makes you want to cross on over to the other side: romance readers, prepare for adventure; you’re going to love it.
JANET’S MOTTO: “Eat cake.” (This also happens to be that of Miss Plum…)
With the 20th book in the Stephanie Plum series out today—Takedown Twenty—we celebrate twenty classic Janet quotes that keep us coming back for more.
“I had an alarm, I had nerve gas, I had a yogurt. What more could anyone want?” —One for the Money
“My professional aspirations were simple—I wanted to be an intergalactic princess.” —Janet Evanovich
“Stop the planet. I want to get off.” ―Janet Evanovich
“Only men you can count on these days are Ben and Jerry.” ―Janet Evanovich
“No point to overdoing this exercise junk.” —Two for the Dough
“I need to look like an idiot at least twice a day to keep myself humble.” —Twelve Sharp
“Some men go a lifetime and never have their kid blow up a car, but I have a daughter who’s knocked off three cars and burned down a funeral home. Maybe that’s some kind of record.” —Four to Score
“Almost everybody I know has died,” Grandma said. “Bunch of wimps.” —High Five
“Last time you called me late at night you were naked and chained to your shower curtain rod. I hope this isn’t going to be disappointing.” ―High Five
“Cracker Jacks don’t count as junk food because they’re corn and peanuts, which we know to be high in nutrition. And they have a prize inside.” ―Hard Eight
“Honey, a man can’t keep his gun in a cookie jar. It just isn’t done.” ―Janet Evanovich
“Has it ever occurred to you that you might be delusional?’ ‘That’s what the psychiatrist said, but I think he’s wrong. There’s an evil flying pizza out there, and it’s got Brenda’s name on it.’” —Fearless Fourteen
“And when I was in the trunk, I saw Jesus. And the Virgin Mary. And Ozzy Osbourne.” ―Motor Mouth
“Life is about survival of the fittest, and Jersey is producing the master race.” ―Four to Score
“Your life isn’t out of control. It’s expanded.” ―Wicked Appetite
“When I was six years old I sprinkled sugar on my head, convinced myself it was pixie dust, wished myself invisible, and walked into the boys’ bathroom at school.” ―Lean Mean Thirteen
“I’m done with men. I have a hamster. That’s all I need.” ―Janet Evanovich
“My body is not designed to run. My body was designed to sit in an expensive care and drive.” ―One for the Money
“Respect and love your readers. Write for the reader.” ―Janet Evanovich
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