Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Spotlighting Jenny Moss's WINNIE'S WAR
The second interview in the 2009 Debs Spotlight Series is with Jenny Moss, author of WINNIE'S WAR.
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.
WINNIE'S WAR is a debut novel set against the backdrop of the Spanish Flu epidemic of 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.
NM: What is the age of your protagonist/s?
NM: What is the single, most important bit of advice you'd give to the You that was the same age as your protagonist/s?
JM: All will be well.
NM: Complete the following sentences:
Everyone should definitely, for sure _____________.
You should NEVER, EVER ___________. But if you absolutely must, make sure to ____________.
JM: Everyone should definitely, for sure learn to swim.
You should never, ever eat snails. But if you absolutely must, make sure to dip them in chocolate first.
Thanks so much, Jenny, for stopping by on your blog tour!
We wish Jenny Moss tons of success with WINNIE'S WAR -- it sounds like a fantastic book! You can buy it here from Amazon or order it through your nearest independent bookstore.
If you'd like to learn more about Jenny and her work, visit her site at www.Jenny-Moss.com.