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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jessica Bendinger  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1966 in Oak Park, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Bendinger is a Chicago native.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bendinger is a novelist, screen writer and producer. She has written several films. She was also a writer and creative consultant for ''Sex and the City'' as well as a producer of the 2005 film ''The Wedding Date'' starring Debra Messing. She also wrote and directed ''Stick It'', released in April 2006 as her directorial debut. Bendinger is a former model who worked for designer Stephen Sprouse and appeared on the runway in the film ''Slaves of New York''. She was named by Glamour Magazine as one of Hollywood’s “Most Powerful Women Under 40” in 2005.

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Titles At Your Library

The Seven Rays
ISBN: 1416938397

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 2009

The creator of Bring it On, Jessica Bendinger, brings her teen savvy writing to this paranormal romance, The Seven Rays.

You are more than you think you are.

THAT IS THE ANONYMOUS MESSAGE that Beth Michaels receives right before she starts seeing things. Not just a slept-through my-alarm-clock, late-for-homeroom, haven't had-my-caffeine-fix kind of seeing things. It all starts with some dots, annoying pink dots that pop up on and over her mom and her best friend's face. But then things get out of control and Beth is seeing people's pasts, their fears, their secrets, their desires. The images are coming at Beth in hi-def streaming video and she can't stop it. Everyone thinks she's crazy and she's pretty sure she agrees with them. But crazy doesn't explain the gold envelopes that have started arriving, containing seeing keys and mysterious tarot cards. To Beth, it all seems too weird to be true. You are more than you think you are? But here's the thing: What if she is?

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