Jennifer Sommersby writes young adult and middle grade fiction (as well as romantic comedies and women’s fiction for grownups under the pen name, Eliza Gordon). Her young adult fantasy/adventure novel, Sleight, from HarperCollins Canada, Sky Pony (US), and Prószyński i S-ka (Poland), was a Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Book for Kids and Teens, Fall 2018. Its sequel, The Undoing (titled Scheme in the US), is due out March 31, 2020, in Canada and April 21, 2020, in the US (Poland TBD).
As a recipient of a 2019 British Columbia Arts Council Creative Writers Grant, Jenn is currently working on her next YA project, an eco/climate fantasy adventure focused on water scarcity. She is also the author and co-creator of the YA novel, Fish Out of Water: A Little Mermaid Story, in conjunction with the Young Actors Project (YAP), a popular YouTube Channel with over 1.6 million subscribers.
An eighteen-year resident of Coquitlam, BC, Jenn is mom to three kids and two very spoiled tuxedo cats. She’s also a committed bibliophile, a fan of fierce females (Jo March and Joan of Arc, for the win!), and a Superman freak. When not head down in a book project, she’s probably either at the bookstore or her very favourite place in the whole world, the movies.