Thursday, February 19, 2009

War and Flu and Ghosts, Oh My!

Welcome to our next Debs 2009 Blog Tour stop! I'd love to welcome Jenny Moss author of the book Winnie's War, now in stores!

Here's a bit about Winnie's War, a historical Middle Grade, set in 1918:

Life in Winnie's sleepy town of Coward Creek, Texas, is just fine for her. Although her troubled mother's distant behavior has always worried Winnie, she's plenty busy caring for her younger sisters, going to school, playing chess with Mr. Levy, and avoiding her testy grandmother. Plus, her sweetheart Nolan is always there to make her smile when she's feeling low. But when the Spanish Influenza claims its first victim, lives are suddenly at stake, and Winnie has never felt so helpless. She must find a way to save the people she loves most, even if doing so means putting her own life at risk.

Winnie's War has been getting really great reviews. Here's what some of the lead reviewers are saying!

“A multifaceted, nuanced debut.”

- Kirkus Reviews

“First-novelist Moss brings poetic language to
this story . . . ”

- Publishers Weekly

“In sum, an appealing historical fiction tale.”

- Booklist Online

"A Beautiful cover that is even prettier in person."

-Aprilynne Pike (LOL!)

And if that weren't cool enough, Jenny is a way interesting person herself. For example, she kisses her brother.;) (I guess technically, that's her brother kissing her . . . but still! :D)

Jenny is a former NASA engineer. She earned a master's degree in literature and taught writing as an adjunct at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Winnie's War is her first novel. She lives with her two teenagers in Houston, Texas.

You can visit her at or you can get all the REALLY important information right here! Here's my Feasty Five about Winnie's War!

AP: What kind of soda does (would) your MC drink?

JM: She'd drink lemonade

AP: Party pooper.;) What is your MC's favorite kind of flower? How about yours?

JM: Indian paintbrush - for both of us

AP: I actually really love Indian paintbrush. Does your MC believe in magic? Do you?

JM: Magical moments -- yes, for both of us

AP: Superman or Batman?

JM: Batman, because he's more conflicted.

AP: Give us one line from your book. You don't even have to give it context.:)

JM: "Does it all belong?"

AP: Well, I did say you didn't have to give it context.;) Thank you Jenny! We will all be looking forward to hearing how Winnie's War does and which awards it racks up!;)

In other news, my full schedule is up at my website, with all of my tour sites!

And also, you have two more days to enter to win an ARC of WINGS along with lots and lots of chocolate.:D


1 comment:

jessie said...

I just saw your podcast. It was nice to see you "in person." :)