Monday, April 23, 2012

Author Interview: Jessi Kirby

In HonorHey everyone! Today I have Jessi Kirby, author of the upcoming novel In Honor, here to answer some questions about her writing. The catch? All of her answers are in haiku form.

A devastating loss leads to an unexpected road trip in this novel from the author of Moonglass, whose voice Sarah Dessen says “is fresh and wise, all at once.”

Hours after her brother’s military funeral, Honor opens the last letter Finn ever sent. In her grief, she interprets his note as a final request and spontaneously decides to go to California to fulfill it.

Honor gets as far as the driveway before running into Rusty, Finn’s best friend since third grade and his polar opposite. She hasn’t seen Rusty in ages, but it’s obvious he is as arrogant and stubborn as ever—not to mention drop-dead gorgeous. Despite Honor’s better judgment, the two set off together on a voyage from Texas to California. Along the way, they find small and sometimes surprising ways to ease their shared loss and honor Finn’s memory—but when shocking truths are revealed at the end of the road, will either of them be able to cope with the consequences?

How does it feel to have your second novel out?

So happy and proud
Love this one, hope you do too
Hope its heart shines through

What's a typical work day like in the life of Jessi Kirby?

Kids, run, clean, laundry
Procrastinate, coffee, write
Beach sunset, full heart

Your latest novel, In Honor, is about two teens who go on a road trip. Describe the best road trip you've ever been on.

My mom, sis, and I
Went to Sedona us three
Red rock and endless sky

Spring is here, and soon it'll be time to start making summer reading lists. What's on your to-read pile?

Don't know where to start
Too many YAs to name
My faves are contemps

Can you tell us about any of your upcoming projects?

GOLDEN is the name
Inspired by a poem by Frost
Nothing Gold Can Stay

Thanks so much for stopping by, Jessi, and answering my questions in such a creative answer! Be sure to stay tuned for my review of In Honor that will be online in May.


  1. Woohoo! Her next book is in the works. :) I love contemps too. I still haven't read one of Jessi's books. I've been waiting for Moonglass paperback, but I prefer the hardcover cover, so I don't know anymore, so I just didn't order it. :/ But In Honor I'm definitely getting when the pb comes out!

  2. I've been hearing such great things about this book! I still need to read Moonglass too. Argh. Thanks for sharing!



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