May 11th, 2012

The Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit presents Jessi Kirby!

The Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit is a web ring of YA authors. Check these posts for the latest releases!

Jessi Kirby is the author of Moonglass, published in May 2011 by Simon and Schuster. She is also a wife, mom, English teacher and former librarian, beach bum, runner, and lover of Contemporary YA, strong coffee, and dark chocolate.

IN HONOR is in stores now!

Honor receives her brother’s last letter from Iraq three days after learning that he died, and opens it the day his fellow Marines lay the flag over his casket. Its contents are a complete shock: concert tickets to see Kyra Kelly, her favorite pop star and Finn's celebrity crush. In his letter, he jokingly charged Honor with the task of telling Kyra Kelly that he was in love with her.

Grief-stricken and determined to grant Finn's last request, she rushes to leave immediately. But she only 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 him in ages, thanks to a falling out between the two guys, but Rusty is much the same as Honor remembers him: arrogant, stubborn. . . and ruggedly good looking. Neither one is what the other would ever look for in a road trip partner, but the two of them set off together, on a voyage that makes sense only because it doesn’t. Along the way, they find small and sometimes surprising ways to ease their shared loss and honor Finn--but when shocking truths are revealed at the end of the road, will either of them be able to cope with the consequences?

I was lucky enough to snag a little interview with Jessi...

Jenn: How does this book fit in with your others? Is it part of a series, unrelated but the same sort of book, or a real departure?

Jessi: In Honor is a standalone contemporary, completely unrelated to Moonglass, but there is one Moonglass character who has a little cameo in it.

Jenn: What’s the weirdest thing you were doing or the weirdest place you were when you came up with part of this book?

Jessi: I often come up with ideas in the shower or while I’m doing the dishes, which I guess qualifies as weird!

Jenn: What good books have you read lately?

Jessi: Ooh, I love this question! I just recently read Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler and The Story of Us by Deb Caletti. Both were excellent!

Jenn: What’s next for you?

Jessi: Right now I’m revising my third novel, Golden, which will be out in 2013. After that, it’s book #4, which is still in the percolating stage right now.

Jenn: Thanks so much for stopping by. In Honor sounds fantastic. Happy release week!

Visit Jessi's web site at for the latest on her books, friend her on Facebook, or follow her on Twitter.

Up next on the Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit, Melissa Walker will be touring at the end of May!