Britta Jensen grew up in Yokosuka, Japan and has spent twenty-two years overseas in Japan, South Korea, and Germany. Her first novel, Eloia Born, a YA SF novel, was long-listed for the 2016 Exeter Novel Prize and released January 24, 2019. The sequel, Hirana Bound, will release in April 2020. Her short story “Three Fingers” was recently published in Stories for Homes, volume 2. Her stories were short-listed for the 2017 Henshaw Press and Fiction Factory prizes. Orphan Pods, a SF YA story with hovercrafts, hybrid humans and an off-beat cast of teen characters will release in 2021.
Britta worked full-time on a NATO training base where she taught English literature and composition for past thirteen years either to the sound of artillery rounds and machine guns, or other nefarious inner-city warfare. Her non-writing interests include: dancing to Motown, singing and textile/visual arts. She enjoys learning languages and is conversational in Japanese, Spanish, and German. She attributes her love of space opera to a life lived on many shores and now lives in Austin, Texas with animals both real and imaginary.