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Jenni L Walsh

Jenni L. Walsh spends her days knee deep in words in Philadelphias suburbia. Beyond words, Jenni is a mama (of an feisty three-year-old, an on-the-go one-year-old, and a needy goldendoodle), a wife, a Philly and 'Nova sports fan, and a lover of carbs and Swedish fish (ideally consumed one after another).

But where did it all begin? Jenni spent her early years dabbling in various forms of writing and with her nose in a book. Her writing chops first began to develop through one-page stories. Never fail, the storyline followed the same progression: girl meets boy, girl marries boy, girl and boy have baby. That's it. Jenni's mom treated it like a masterpiece each and every time. 

Now Jenni has moved on to stories with a bit more oomph and, for the mamas, her debut novel, Becoming Bonnie, will be released on May 9, 2017 from Tor/Forge (Macmillan), followed by the sequel Being Bonnie in the summer of 2018. For the kiddos, Jenni's debut middle grade series, Brave Like Me, is forthcoming from Scholastic (Fall, 2018) and will feature true stories from women who, at a young age, accomplished daring feats of perseverance and bravery.

Jenni is represented by the ever-amazing Stacey Glick of  Dystel, Goderich & Bourret LLC.

Genres: Historical, Children's Fiction
New and upcoming books
January 2024

April 2024

Operation: Happy
Bonnie Parker
   1. Becoming Bonnie (2017)
   2. Side by Side (2018)
   I Am Defiance (2021)
   A Betting Woman (2021)
   By the Light of Fireflies (2021)
   Over and Out (2022)
   The Call of the Wrens (2022)
   Unsinkable (2024)
   Operation: Happy (2024)
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Jenni L Walsh recommends
The Brilliance of Stars (2022)
(Jack and Ivy, book 1)
J'nell Ciesielski
"Excuse me while I go read The Brilliance of Stars by J'nell Ciesielski a second time. The intrigue of master assassins, a secret society, a cat-and-mouse game, all while the world is teeming with tension from the Russian Revolution and the First World War. Not to mention, while Jack and Ivy are falling in love. Who knew a grenade pin could be so romantic? This thrilling historical novel has it all and I look forward to more 'Jack and Ivy.'"
The Lunar Housewife (2022)
Caroline Woods
"Atmospheric writing pulled me in from the very first pages and an engaging novel-within a-novel kept me enthralled until the final words. A brilliant and wholly entertaining execution."
Dog Friendly (2022)
Victoria Schade
"You don't have to be a dog person to love this honest yet hopeful book, but the animal lover in me delighted in Victoria Schade's latest, with my favorite pups, swoon-worthy love interest, and the most memorable happily-ever-after to date. Dog Friendly will give you all the feels."

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