Coming in March 2023: Pinocchio’s Guide to the End of the World
A new historical fantasy novel by Eva Moon
Becoming real was only the start.
Pinocchio got his wish, but finds there’s more to being human than having the right kind of body. Inside, he still feels like that same wooden puppet.
In the wake of WWI, his struggle to fit into a human world leads to a deadly fight with a fascist officer and flight from the only home he’s ever known.
From tramp steamers to stifling sweatshops, from love to bitter heartbreak, he can’t outrun his puppet past. Returning home years later, he discovers his beloved papa, Geppetto, was spirited away in the middle of the night into a Germany newly in Hitler’s grip.
On his perilous journey, he finds a motley crew of allies, love, and an unexpected enemy who knows a secret about Pinocchio’s own magical origins that could help her enslave humanity.
Pinocchio’s Guide to the End of the World is a tale of friendship, love, and, ultimately, what it means to be real.
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Short story: “Growing Feathers”
“She almost shook her head no but then asked for a Negroni too. Courage in a glass. What would he do when she told him? If she told him. She could still call it off. No. She was almost thirty-two. If she wasn’t going to die alone, she had to get past this with someone.”
My short story “Growing Feathers” was published in the August issue of Etherea Magazine! If you liked that one, sign up to read more (if you use an ad blocker click here to subscribe)
About Eva Moon
ABOUT EVA: The moon shows many faces but has one true nature. Eva Moon — author, playwright, screenwriter, musician, composer, performer, former Huffington Post blogger, speaker — also has one true nature: Storyteller.
WRITING: Eva mixes a heady cocktail of adventure with a jigger of fantasy, a twist of the unexpected, and a splash of magic poured over the icy rocks of truth.
MUSIC: Quirky, high-energy pop, jazz, and Latin originals • Dramatic compositions for stage and film • Wild Eastern European dance party music • Ukulele sing-alongs.
STAGE & SCREEN: Whether it’s a coffeehouse or a concert hall, a nightclub or a conference keynote, on stage, on camera, Eva can dish it up for an audience.
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