Jennifer Ellis

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? My latest release is entitled A Pair of Docks and it is a middle-grade to adult fantasy.

Quick description: Fourteen-year-old Abbey Sinclair likes to spend her afternoons in the physics lab learning about momentum and gravitational pull. But Abbey’s rational scientific mind is put to the test when her older brother, Simon, discovers a mysterious path of stones that allows them, along with Abbey’s twin brother, Caleb, to travel back and forth between their world and what appears to be the future.

But knowing the future is both addictive and useful and Abbey, Caleb, and Simon are not the only ones who are using the stones. They soon realize their lives are in danger from a man known only as Mantis. Abbey, Caleb, and Simon must follow a twisting trail of clues that will lead them from their autistic neighbor, Mark, to a strange professor who claims to know the rules of the stones, and to multiple futures—some of whose inhabitants don’t want to stay put.

It will take all of Abbey’s analytical skills to unravel the secrets of the stones, uncover the threads that tie the futures together, thwart Mantis’s plan, and, most importantly, keep her family alive—now and in the future. For surely witchcraft exists only in storybooks, and quantum physics can explain everything.

A Pair of Docks explores Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, the meaning of time, the potential for parallel universes, and the boundary between science and witchcraft. It is the first novel in the Derivatives of Displacement series.

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Brief biography:
I live in the mountains of British Columbia where I write, spend too much time on skis of all kinds, and work as an environmental researcher. I write contemporary action-adventure fiction with a dystopic edge for both adults and children. I like math problems, being outside, cats and expensive cheese. Somewhere along the way, I managed to acquire a Ph.D. in geography and two supportive boys who eat lots, are an endless source of amusement, and can out ski me any day of the week.

Links to buy Jennifer’s book:
Amazon Worldwide – eBook and print

Jennifer’s promo links:
I blog randomly but regularly at www.jenniferellis.ca and can also be found on Twitter.

What are you working on now?
I’m working on the second novel in the Derivatives of Displacement series. I am about 20 percent in and am excited to see where Abbey, Caleb, and Simon’s adventures take them. I hope to publish that novel in November 2014. In the meantime, I am also finishing off my romance novel, In the Shadows of the Mosquito Constellation. It is at the editor’s for a copy-edit and then it will be proofreading time. I hope to have it out in April 2014. It has been completely re-written at least six times and has been sitting on my computer since 2007, so I will be glad to finally put it out there and see what people think.

Jennifer’s reading recommendation:
I just finished Bedtime Story by Robert Wiersema. It was a really fun read that for me managed to straddle that difficult position of being both literary and genre.

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