Appearing courtesy of Algonquin Books
Elizabeth J. Church was born in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Her father, a research chemist, was drafted out of Carnegie Mellon University, where he was pursuing his graduate studies, and was sent to join other scientists working in secret on the Manhattan Project. Church’s mother, a biologist, eventually joined her husband in Los Alamos. While “The Atomic Weight of Love” is not their story, it is the story of many of the women who sacrificed their careers so that their husbands could pursue unique opportunities in scientific research. Church practiced law for over thirty years, but after circumstances taught her the brevity of life, she walked away from the law to pursue her original dream of writing. “The Atomic Weight of Love” -- her first novel -- has been named the #1 Indie Next Pick for May 2016, and Audible Books Editors' Choice for Best Books of 2016. Her next novel, "Map of Venus," will be published in the spring of 2018.