Eloia Born


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$26.99  $24.83
Murasaki Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.88 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author

Britta Jensen's debut novel Eloia Born won the Writer's League of Texas 2019 YA Discovery Prize. Reviewers are calling the book both a dystopian narrative and a quest story; consider it a spiritual successor to Lois Lowry's The Giver and M. Night Shyamalan's The Village. The sequel, Hirana's War releases October 2020. Many of her stories center around themes of persevering through disability, parental separation and the intersection of various cultures on new worlds. Her stories have been shortlisted for the 2017 Henshaw Press and Fiction Factory prizes. Britta's plays have been performed in New York City, Japan and South Korea. For the past sixteen years she has taught creative writing and edited books for both traditional and indie authors. She has received numerous awards, including the General Sharp Award from the US Army, for her innovative teaching of creative writing overseas with the Department of Defense Education Activity. She holds a BA from Fordham University and an MA from Columbia University. Friends often refer to her as a polyglot-which is a product of living twenty-two years overseas in Japan, South Korea, and Germany before settling in Austin, Texas. She enjoys mentoring writers and editing books with The Writing Consultancy and Yellowbird Editors. In her spare time she dances Argentine Tango, sings and volunteers with the Relief Society, SCBWI and the Writer's League of Texas.You can follow her adventures on her website www.brittajensen.com.


"A well-written narrative of disability, dystopia, and exploration, featuring a main character with partial sight. Eloia Born is both a dystopian narrative and a quest story; consider it a spiritual successor to Lois Lowry's The Giver and M. Night Shyamalan's The Village. We learn quickly that the people in Leanora's community are not blind by chance, but by design..."--Nicole Dieker, Discover Reedsy

"This story reminds me of all the things I like so much about Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen series. It is a story of growth - not everything ends on a happy note, everyone has something to add to the story, and the journey was hard - but such is life. I believe that many young adult readers will find a bit of themselves in this story and perhaps even a desire to "choose kind." If we can learn to recognize the gifts in others, realize that there is more to life than what we see, and honestly try to understand one another, this world - and our individual lives - could be very different."--Yalonda Wilhoite, Goodreads Reviewer

"Eloia Born is more than just a simple love story. It's about leaving your comfort zones in search of life's truths. It plays on your emotions and forces you to accept things that you may not want to. It does this wonderfully...I would highly recommend this novel for anyone looking to immerse themselves into a new, beautifully crafted YA world."--GeanerikC, Goodreads Reviewer