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Pam Jenoff

Pam Jenoff is the author of several novels, including the international bestseller The Kommandant's Girl, which also earned her a Quill Award nomination. Pam lives with her husband and three children near Philadelphia where, in addition to writing, she teaches law school.
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Bestselling Author Pam Jenoff: Almost Home

Jenoff's novel chronicles a young female intelligence officer thrust into a international drama dating back to the Second World War.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. I'd say that my motto is, to succeed you have to put your muscle behind your passion and push. But if I can also include a maxim, my favorite quote comes from Shakespeare, "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." It reminds me to be open to the vast possibilities of the universe and I find that inspiring.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who are self-absorbed and/or narrow minded.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Nightswimming by REM, Time of Your Life by Green Day, A Long December by The Counting Crows, See The World by Gomez, Incommunicado by Jimmy Buffet

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Impatience.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. A good morning of writing, a satisfying run, a meal with my family and a nap. To me perfect happiness has nothing to do with possessions or material things, it's all about having the time to do the things I enjoy with the people I love.

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