Jenni L. Walsh is ‘Bonnelyn’ from BECOMING BONNIE

This week, for my launch of BECOMING BONNIE (!!!), I’ve asked each of my Deb sisters to take a quiz that tells them which member of the Bonnie and Clyde’s gang they are. Now, it’s my turn! And…. I’m….

And, I gotta say, I think this is pretty spot on. I’m a church-going gal and, if I ever make a name for myself, I strive to do it in a honest way. No robbing banks or devil-may-care fellas for me (though I totally went through a period of time where I was attracted to ‘bad boys’).

Along with this description, there’s a scene in BECOMING BONNIE that I unknowingly brought to life in my own life. The other week, I chopped off all my hair, right up to my shoulders. It had been a stressful week and I wanted to do something for myself that I had complete control over. So off I went to the salon and four inches later I was feeling pretty darn happy with myself. It wasn’t until afterward that I laughed at myself because, in BECOMING BONNIE, Bonnelyn also has a very liberating moment where she chops off her hair. It’s almost a turning point where she decides to stand up for herself and she takes hold of her life. But… that’s all I’m going to say about that scene 😉 I hope you’ll pick up BECOMING BONNIE to see Bonnelyn’s evolution into Bonnie for yourself.

And, I also hope you’ll take the quiz below, and let me know which member you are within Bonnie and Clyde’s gang!



Author: Jenni L. Walsh

Jenni L. Walsh spent her early years ​chasing around cats, dogs, and chickens in Philadelphia's countryside, before dividing time between a soccer field and a classroom at Villanova University. She put her marketing degree to good use as an advertising copywriter, zip-code hopping with her husband to DC, NYC, NJ, and not surprisingly, back to Philly. There, Jenni's passion for words continued, adding author to her resume. She now balances her laptop with a kid on each hip, and a four-legged child at her feet. BECOMING BONNIE (Tor Forge/Macmillan, 5/9/2017) is her debut novel that tells the untold story of how church-going Bonnelyn Parker becomes half of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde duo during the 1920s. SIDE BY SIDE, telling Bonnie and Clyde's crime spree story, will be released in the summer of 2018. Please learn more about Jenni's books at