As an established playwright and author, I am pleased to be a member of the Savant Books and Publications team.

Six of my plays have been produced in the Los Angeles area, one of which was optioned by 20th Century Fox for a pilot. As president of MGR Productions, I have produced 12 original plays in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. One of them, Garry Marshall’s “Wrong Turn at Lungfish” was co-produced by me in Los Angeles with Jeffry Ash and James Freydberg.

This year, the first of my juvenile novels in the Emmy Budd series, “Emmy Budd and the Hijacked Train,” was published. Five more books in this series are scheduled to be published within the next two years. Another juvenile book, “Downtown Cowboy” is currently available as an e-book.

POOR RICH, my first Young Adult novel, is written to appeal to readers 15 years old and up, and is scheduled for imminent release by Savant Books and Publications. In the story, after years of therapy, Rich Cameron, the asthmatic, extremely allergic son of a gay father and a homophobic step father, is encouraged to write a series of stories that I hope will make readers laugh and cry. In POOR RICH, the only "people" that the coming-of-age adolescent can really trust are his psychiatrist and his pet parrot, U2.

As a mother of three, grandmother of seven, and step-grandmother of another 14, I have heard many such stories and have, in POOR RICH, combined them into a single, tantalizing work. A complete listing of all of my works can be viewed on my website -

Jean Blasiar Author of POOR RICH