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Jessi Kirby

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in Granada Hills, CA, The United States



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About this author

Jessi Kirby is a former English teacher and librarian. She lives in Orange County, CA with her husband and two kids, where she writes stories and runs the beach every day. Well, almost every day.

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Hi All!

Hope you had a happy 4th! I'm spending the majority of this month holed up writing Book #4, but I do get one crazy night out this month!

If you're in the LA area, I'd love to see you on Thursday July 26th at the:

Teen Author Reading Night
Los Feliz Branch Library
6:30 pm

Hope to see you there!
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Jessi Kirby voted for Golden as Best Young Adult Fiction in the Semifinal Round of the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards.
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Oh, the love I have for this book! Family, romance, the sea, and a little Greek town I now have to visit! You guys are gonna love this one!
"Hannah wrote: "I just read Golden, it was absolutely amazing. I read the whole book in one sitting. Thank you for this beautiful book!"

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" I just finished Jessi Kirby's YA novel Golden, and I loved it. I admit that I'm already a fan, and that I enjoyed both of her previous novels, Moonglass and In Honor. I may be biased, but it is my hope that Golden introduces Jessi Kirby to a wider... " Read more of this review »
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" Wow. An amazing story of love, fate and friendship. One of my favorite books of the year by far!

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Fate. It’s a wonderful thing. There are those who believe it in and those who don’t... " Read more of this review »
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Oh, Sarah Ockler. LOVED this one! I got choked up, laughed out loud, and fell head over heels for Emilio.
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" At this point in the year I am so ready to just throw in the towel and declare myself a contemporary fangirl. I have been having no luck with dystopians, paranormals or even post apocalyptic stories but every single time I pick up a contemporary I... " Read more of this review »
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“One often meets her destiny on the road she takes to avoid it.”
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“But sometimes life gives us those rare moments where we do see chance as it’s happening. And in those moments, we have a choice. And sometimes we have to take a risk. And it’s scary. It makes us vulnerable. But I know now it’s worth it.”
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“We're all more than the person we show to everyone else.”
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message 5: by Eugenia (Genie In A Book) (last edited Dec 03, 2013 02:01PM)

Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Hi Jessi,

Thanks so much for accepting my friend request :)
Looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work,


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend

message 3: by Jenia

Jenia Jessi,
Thank you for accepting friend Request. I recently read moonglass, loved it. I can't wait till In Honor Comes Out :)

message 2: by Jessi

Jessi Kirby Hi Linda,

I do not know Joan Hansen, the book maven of Orange County? Should I?

message 1: by Linda

Linda Atnip Good to meet you here on GR. Do you by chance know Joan Hansen, the book maven of Orange County?

Best wishes,


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