From Imagination To Publication

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Writing World: Jenny Bellington

The Internet Book Fair Blogfest got me thinking. OPPRESSION isn't out yet, but why not support a fellow author published through ZOVA Books?

East to Adonia is a children's fantasy novel from debut author Jenny Bellington.


Jenny Bellington began her writing career after pursuing dual degrees in geology and theatre. She wrote East to Adonia, the first of what promises to be an extensive series, while working in the film industry in Los Angeles. Now a full-time writer, Ms. Bellington will be touring for her book throughout the year at numerous conferences and book festivals around the country.

East to Adonia is a classic children's fantasy novel, chronicling the adventures of Mercator Robinson – a young boy with a mysterious ability to draw maps of anything, whether he has been there or not. After his uncle gives him an old mapping kit on his twelfth birthday, Mercator uses the gift to draw a map of an island he's never heard of before. All of a sudden, Mercator is transported in time and space to a land beyond our own world. Meeting up with a precocious young princess, Mercator's real adventure begins in earnest when the two are kidnapped by pirates and sold for ransom across the waters to a wicked duke. The story continues with all of the magic, danger, and intrigue that marks the best fantasy of any age. A promising beginning to a compelling series, this book also works as a standalone novel for children between the ages of ten and thirteen.

ZOVA Books has been working with Ms. Bellington on the release of this title since their inception. “East to Adonia is a very personal project for all of us,” says ZOVA Books Publisher, Molly Lewis. “We have been delighted to work with Jenny Bellington to bring her book to readers around the world. Its bold imagination and unrestrained wonder make it a story for readers of all ages.”

East to Adonia is available at book retailers across the country, on all digital platforms, and through Baker & Taylor Distributors.
Please visit Jenny's Website, Blog, Facebook, and Twitter to show your support!


  1. Wow, a fellow writer/SDSU grad! I wish I lived in Chula Vista, not stinkin' LV though. Glad to meet you.

  2. oh wow, the book sounds wonderful, and I do love the cover!

  3. What an interesting book! I love the cover - Zova does a good job with their artists. Thanks for spotlighting her!