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Jan. 27 | Historical Fiction Panel with Jenni L. Walsh and Virginia Pye - with Mary Kay Zuravleff - at The Wharf

There will be a historical fiction panel at Politics & Prose Bookstores Water St. store on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 3:00pm. Join us for a discussion with Jenni L. Walsh and Virginia Pye, along with Mary Kay Zuravleff.

Jenni L. Walsh worked for a decade enticing readers as an award-winning advertising copywriter before becoming an author. Her passion lies in transporting readers to another world, be it in historical or contemporary settings. She is a proud graduate of Villanova University, and lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband, daughter, son, and various pets. Jenni is the author of historical novels Becoming Bonnie, Side by Side, A Betting Woman, and The Call of the Wrens. She also writes books for children, including the nonfiction She Dared series and historical novels Hettie and the London Blitz, I Am Defiance, By the Light of Fireflies, and Over and Out.

Virginia Pye's story collection Shelf Life of Happiness won the 2019 IPPY Gold Medal for Short Fiction and her two historical novels set in China, Dreams of the Red Phoenix and River of Dust, also received literary awards. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Literary Hub, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She is Fiction Editor at Pangyrus and has taught writing at NYU, UPenn, and at GrubStreet Writing Center in Boston.


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