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Sandra Scoppettone

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Pen name  Jack Early
Name  Sandra Scoppettone
Genre  Young Adult, Mystery

Nationality  American
Language  English
Role  Author
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Notable works  Suzuki Bean, Happy Endings Are All Alike, Trying Hard to Hear You, Everything You Have Is Mine
Notable awards  Eugene O'Neill Memorial Theatre Award (1972), Shamus Award of the Private Eye Writers of America.
Awards  Shamus Award for Best First P. I. Novel
Nominations  Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author
Books  Happy Endings Are All Ali, Suzuki Beane, Late Great Me, Trying hard to hear you, Everything You Have Is Mine: A

Sandra Scoppettone (born June 1, 1936, Morristown, New Jersey) is an American author whose career spans the 1960s through the 2000s. She is known for her mystery and young adult books.


She wrote Suzuki Beane (1961 with illustrator Louise Fitzhugh.)

She came out as a lesbian in the 1970s. Her book Happy Endings Are All Alike (1978) was one of the earliest young-adult books to depict a lesbian relationship; it was chosen by the American Library Association for its "Best Books for Young Adults" list.


  • Some Unknown Person (1977)
  • Such Nice People (1980)
  • Innocent Bystanders (1983)
  • Beautiful Rage (2004)
  • This Dame for Hire (2005)
  • Too Darn Hot (2006)
  • As Jack Early

  • A Creative Kind of Killer (1984)
  • Razzamatazz (1985)
  • Donato & Daughter (1988)
  • Lauren Laurano series

  • Everything You Have Is Mine (1991)
  • I'll Be Leaving You Always (1993)
  • My Sweet Untraceable You (1994)
  • Let's Face The Music and Die (1996)
  • Gonna Take a Homicidal Journey (1999)
  • Young adult literature

  • Trying Hard to Hear You (1974)
  • The Late Great Me (1976)
  • Happy Endings Are All Alike (1978)
  • Long Time Between Kisses (1982)
  • Playing Murder (1985)
  • References

    Sandra Scoppettone Wikipedia