About Eliza Gordon

A native of Portland, Oregon, Eliza Gordon (a.k.a. Jennifer Sommersby) has lived up and down the West Coast of the United States. Since 2002, home has been a suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia. When not lost in a writing project, Eliza is a copy editor, mom, wife, bibliophile, Superman freak, and the proud parent of two very spoiled tuxedo cats.

Eliza writes stories to help you believe in the Happily Ever After; Jennifer Sommersby writes young adult fiction. Her debut, Sleight, was published in 2018 by HarperCollins Canada and Sky Pony (US). The sequel, Scheme, is due spring 2020. Both personalities are represented by Victoria Doherty-Munro at Writers House.

Why do you write under a pen name if everyone knows about it anyway?

Because Eliza Gordon books often contain jokes and suggestive themes that might not be appropriate for younger audiences. I don’t want any parents whose kids have read Sleight or any future YA or middle grade books to pick up an Eliza Gordon book and then go ask Mom why Viagra + heart condition + Scotch is problematic. Rest in peace, Batman Jerry.

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