Britta Jensen was born in the U.S. to a professional pianist and naval officer. She 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 2017 Exeter Novel Prize and will be released January 24, 2019. Her stories were short-listed for the 2017 Henshaw Press and Fiction Factory prizes. She recently finished her second novel, Orphan Pods, a SF YA story with hovercrafts, hybrid humans and a wonderful cast of teen characters. Her short story “Three Fingers” was recently published in Stories for Homes, volume 2.
Britta has worked full-time on a NATO training base where she taught English literature and composition for the past thirteen years to the sound of artillery rounds and machine guns. Her non-writing interests include: humanitarian work, dancing to Motown and textile/visual arts. She enjoys learning languages and is conversational in Japanese, Spanish, and German. Occasionally, she is known to do impressions of her students that help keep classes lively. She regularly wears unmatched socks, much to the chagrin of her colleagues. She recently moved to Austin, Texas. She and her two cats, Nina and Shiva, are adjusting to the pleasant swelter.