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, Sky Pony (US), and Prószynski i S-ka (Poland). The sequel, The Undoing*, is due spring 2020. (*To be titled Scheme in the US.)

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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