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Jenny Moss lives in Texas and writes.

She is the author of SHADOW (Scholastic Press) and WINNIE'S WAR and TAKING OFF (Walker/Bloomsbury). She also writes under her birth name, Jennifer McKissack (the YA Gothic SANCTUARY, Scholastic Press).

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Jenny Moss Thank you so much for writing! I'm so happy you enjoyed the book.

Christa McAuliffe was a wonderful subject to write about. One of the challenges I had…more
Thank you so much for writing! I'm so happy you enjoyed the book.

Christa McAuliffe was a wonderful subject to write about. One of the challenges I had was making her a character in the book, but staying true to who she was. I read books about her and watched TV interviews, trying to figure out what a conversation with her might be like. I also reached out to people who knew her. At some point, your imagination has to fill in the gaps. It was a challenge, but I hope I was able to accurately capture her. Do you have access to a lot of information about the person you're writing about? If so, that can help. But, then again, if it's an obscure figure in history, then I do think you're free to let your imagination take the facts and extrapolate from there. Otherwise, the person won't feel real enough to the reader. If you do recreate (i.e., deviate from what's known): I would explain in an author's note what you did & why. Do you already have someone selected?

The reader needs to feel that she/he is in the scene with your characters. Details can help immensely in creating the scene, in getting the reader in close. Sensory details, for example. Try to get close to your characters. Get close to the scene. Be "right there" with them.

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Jenny Moss Good morning!

My agent and I pitched a sequel to SHADOW to Scholastic, but they were reluctant to commit.

Honestly, I think I could write a whole…more
Good morning!

My agent and I pitched a sequel to SHADOW to Scholastic, but they were reluctant to commit.

Honestly, I think I could write a whole series for Shadow. I have many, many ideas for that world. I play with the characters a lot in my imagination.

I hope to one day publish a sequel. I'm not giving up on it.

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Leah Cypess writes so beautifully. I love that the NIGHTSPELL cover reflects the wondrous, enticing quality of her prose.

Last year, Harper Collins published NIGHTSPELL, which is a companion novel to the fascinating MISTWOOD. From the publisher's description of the novel:

"Here be ghosts, the maps said, and that was all.

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