Joelle Charbonneau

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General Information

Name: Joelle Charbonneau

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction





Illinois Connection

Joelle graduated from Millikin University with a Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance and then continued on to DePaul University for her Masters Degree in Opera Performance.

Biographical and Professional Information

After graduating from DePaul, Joelle traveled throughout the Chicago area performing in operas, musical and children's theatre working as a professional singer and actress and currently is a private voice instructor. Her mother was a national and world champion roller skater.

A New York Times bestselling author, Charbonneau's young adult books have appeared on the Indie Next List, on the YALSA Top 10 books for 2014 as well as the YALSA Quick Picks for reluctant readers. Paramount has optioned The Testing and it is currently in development.

Published Works

The Rebecca Robbins Mystery Series

  • Skating Around the Law, Minotaur Books, 2010
  • Skating Over the Line, Minotaur Books, 2011
  • Skating on the Edge, Minotaur Books, 2011
  • Skating Under the Wire, Minotaur Books, 2013

Glee Club Mystery Series

  • Murder for Choir, Berkley, 2012
  • End Me a Tenor, Berkley, 2013
  • A Chorus Lineup, Berkley, 2014

The Testing Trilogy

  • The Testing, HMH Books, 2013
  • Independent Study, HMH Books, 2014
  • Graduation Day, HMH Books, 2014

Dividing Eden Series

  • Dividing Eden, Harper Teen, 2017

Stand Alone Titles:

  • Need, HMH Books, 2015

Titles at Your Library

Skating Around the Law: A Mystery (Rebecca Robbins Mysteries)

ISBN: 031262980X
Release Date: 2010-09-28

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Skating Over the Line: A Mystery (Rebecca Robbins Mysteries)

ISBN: 0312606621
Release Date: 2011-09-27

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Skating on the Edge: A Mystery (Rebecca Robbins Mysteries)

ISBN: 031260663X
Release Date: 2012-10-02

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Skating Under the Wire: A Mystery (Rebecca Robbins Mysteries)

ISBN: 1250019591
Release Date: 2013-10-01

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End Me a Tenor (A Glee Club Mystery)

ISBN: 0425252167
Release Date: 2013-04-02

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A Chorus Lineup (A Glee Club Mystery)

ISBN: 0425252493
Release Date: 2014-01-07

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The Testing

ISBN: 0547959109
Release Date: 2013-06-04

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Independent Study: The Testing, Book 2

ISBN: 0547959206
Release Date: 2014-01-07

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Graduation Day (The Testing)

ISBN: 0547959214
Release Date: 2014-06-17

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Dividing Eden

ISBN: 006245384X
Release Date: 2017-06-06

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Literary Awards

The Testing

  • New York Times Best Seller
  • Number 1 Indie Next Pick
  • Top 10 YALSA Nomination
  • VOYA Top Shelf for Middle School Readers 2013 list
  • Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • 2014 ILLINOIS READS Book

Independent Study

  • New York Times Best Seller

Graduation Day

  • 2014 Indie Next List
  • New York Times Best Seller
  • USA Today Best Seller


  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2016

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Joelle Charbonneau on WorldCat


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