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Monica Tesler

Biography

Monica Tesler

Monica Tesler lives in a coastal community south of Boston with her husband and their two boys. She earned her bachelors and law degree from the University of Michigan and she has worked as an attorney for more than fifteen years. She writes on the commuter boat, in coffee shops and at her kitchen table. She tries to meditate every day, but often ends up fantasizing about space, time travel, or strange lands, both real and imagined.

Monica Tesler

Books by Monica Tesler

by Monica Tesler - Adventure, Children's 10-14, Fiction, Science Fiction

After escaping the Youli’s attack on Alkalinia, Jasper and Mira find themselves trapped with the lost aeronauts in the rift. Then, the most unlikely ally shows up: the Youli. The Youli promise to rescue everyone, but first, Jasper must tell Earth Force that the Youli want peace. And second, Mira can’t return with Jasper. Back home, almost a year has passed. The Youli war is public, Bounders are in space full-time and Jasper’s pod is divided. If Jasper doesn’t convince Earth Force to stop fighting there won’t be an Earth left to fight for, and he may never see Mira again.

by Monica Tesler - Adventure, Children's 10-14, Fiction, Science Fiction
Jasper can’t wait for his sister, Addy, to finally join him at the EarthBound Academy. But as soon as they arrive at the space station, Jasper and Addy are separated when Jasper’s pod is sent on a secret mission to the underwater planet of Earth Force’s shady new allies, the Alkalinians. At first, Jasper and his friends are excited by the incredible virtual reality technology that the Alks use, but the kids soon realize that this technology might be masking a sinister agenda. Jasper and his friends are certain that the Alks are laying a trap for Earth Force. 
by Monica Tesler - Children's, Children's 10+, Fiction, Futuristic, Science Fiction, Youth Fiction

After discovering that Earth Force is waging a covert alien war, Jasper and his friends return to space and continue their training. This time, Earth Force brings them to the remote planet of Gulaga, where the cadets compete in the Tundra Trials: a grueling pod race across the planet’s frigid landscape.

by Monica Tesler - Adventure, Children's 10-14, Science Fiction

Twelve-year-old Jasper is part of this team being sent out into space. After being bullied back on Earth, Jasper is thrilled to have something new and different to do with other kids who are more like him. But then Jasper and his new friends learn that they haven’t been told everything about Earth Force. They weren’t brought to space for astronaut training, but to learn a new, highly classified brain-sync technology that allows them to manipulate matter and quantum bound, or teleport. And it isn’t long before they find out this new technology was actually stolen from an alien society.