Author Janet Evanovich has selected the name of the 16th book in her best-selling Stephanie Plum series. The book will be called “Sizzling Sixteen,” Evanovich announced in the lastest issue of her “Plum News” newsletter.
As usual, the writer picked the title through a reader contest. Thousands of her fans sent in suggestions for the book title; honorable mentions included “Sally Sweet Sixteen,” “Sweet and Sour Sixteen” and “Stun of a Gun Sixteen.”
More than 2,000 people submitted the title “Sizzling Sixteen” during the summer contest. The grand prize winner, Laura A. Koppe from Texas, was selected in a random drawing of all the fans who submitted the winning name.
In addition, Evanovich announced in “Plum News” that her other series heroine, Alex Barnaby of the books “Metro Girl” and “Motor Mouth,” will make her graphic novel debut next year. The graphic novel “Troublemaker,” written by Evanovich and daughter Alex Evanovich with art by Joelle Jones, is due out in July 2010 from Dark Horse Comics.