A troubled, sixteen year old Blake travels to Base Camp on Mt. Everest to spend time with his physician father.  When a deadly avalanche occurs, Dad is forced to rethink things and sends Blake off the mountain.  Now accompanied by a Sherpa guide, and in possession of a mysterious camera, Blake undertakes a journey which will challenge everything he believes.  In the magical Himalayas, he will be forever changed by what he experiences.


“Into the Land of Snows is a eminently readable YA novel that moves quickly and adeptly through many mystical twists and turns. A very fast and enjoyable read! I recommend it highly to YA audiences, but to adults as well.” Rea Nolan

“Into the Land of Snows takes the reader into a world so different, so beautifully challenging in its vision of life that the reader is drawn-in completely. So strong is the vision presented in this book it may even change the being within you.” Karin DeMer

“Well-written with engaging and believable characters, this story has it all: adventure, mystery, magic, and wisdom.” Naomi C. Rose

“Yes, this is a “YA” novel, but to call it a cross-over, or even transcendent, would not be an exaggeration.” Kevin Robinson

“A great YA novel–enough to challenge YA readers to understand and perhaps learn more, and smart enough to engage adult readers as well.” Phyllis DePriest

“The journey that you will be taken on is an exciting, fast-paced adventure that will have you gasping for breath in some parts and reading with your mouth wide open in amazement only to find yourself laughing a few pages later.” Book Peeps

“If you are someone that believes there is more to this world than what you can presently see, hear, taste, smell, feel or touch, this is a story that will affirm that for you. If you are somewhat of a skeptic, this book may soften some of those sharp edges. If you are the parent of a young adult I would highly recommend you both read this book. You will find you have something to talk about!” Book Peeps

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JURASSIC PARK meets MICRO in this exciting MG adventure!


A hundred years from now, twelve-year-old Nigella receives a shipment from her deceased grandfather. Her inheritance is a herd of micro-elephants. While a lot of her friends have micro-pets, Nigella is at a loss on how to care for hers. Why are her micros so different from everyone else’s? What was her grandfather up to? In her struggle to understand them, she learns that there might be a group of wild elephants left in a remote part of Africa. With the help of her best friend, Kepler, the girls set off on an adventure to discover the truth.



What readers are saying:

“Ellis Nelson’s superb writing made this book a joy to read. I felt like I was right there experiencing the journey, the concerns, the total adventure. Lessons about friendship and family, ecology abound.”

“Ellis Nelson has a way with tweens.”

“…buy it for the tweens in your life and let it instigate a discussion on animal conservation.”

“An intriguing, positive read for tweens.”






  1. Mary Michelle Scott · April 6, 2015

    This sounds fascinating 🙂 A wonderful tale for young adults and the young at heart.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. labzoey · April 10, 2015

    just came across this blog! Its so neat and polished! really calming! cant wait to see more posts from you!


  3. amaka anozie · April 29, 2015

    Thanks for stopping over, Ellie. Best of luck with your book!


    • ellisnelson · April 29, 2015

      Thanks, Amaka. I saw the cover design yesterday so we’re moving toward getting the book out soon!


  4. bettylouise31 · May 1, 2015

    Thanks for the visit.


  5. Kenneth Leon Roberts · May 11, 2015

    Exciting Blog – Beautifully put together.


  6. Connie Cockrell · May 14, 2015

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. And a big hello to a fellow ex-AF member.


    • ellisnelson · May 14, 2015

      Hi Connie,
      I’m also from upstate NY- Cairo/Catskill area.


  7. booklovinggrandma · May 14, 2015

    This book sounds like a fascinating- eye-opening read. Thank you for liking my blog post!


  8. Pythia London · June 2, 2015

    Sounds like a very interesting book.


  9. Elena · July 1, 2015

    Wow, sounds intriguing! I’ll definitely buy it!


  10. K. D. Dowdall · July 3, 2015

    “Into The Land of Snows” is an extraordinary reading experience. I read Ellis Nelson’s beautifully crafted story two years ago and, still, the stark beauty, wisdom, and culture of a mystery land continues to inspire me as a reader and writer.

    Liked by 1 person

    • ellisnelson · July 3, 2015

      Wonderful to hear!! Publishing is a brutal business. It’s rewarding to hear from someone who was touched by my efforts. Thanks.


  11. Shivanidevi · August 5, 2015

    Thank you for liking my blog and guiding me this way to your blog. I love writing and my daughter loves reading, so she might like read your book and be inspired by it.


  12. lesleyauthor · September 21, 2015

    I love books for children! Thank you for providing such amazing books to children 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Susan Bernhardt · October 1, 2015

    Ellis, both of these books, the middle grade and the YA, sound intriguing. And what glowing reviews. Congratulations!

    I’m planning on writing a MG novel at some point from a short story I had published. I’d be interested in learning how you promote your books.


  14. Victoria Roder · October 1, 2015

    Congratulations, so excited for you!


  15. lisamarchiano · October 28, 2015

    Thanks for liking my blog post! Your books sound really interesting. I like the emphasis on animals and non-Western locales. Something a bit different.


  16. hgolightly1982 · November 9, 2015

    Both books sound wonderful, but I am particularly drawn to the snippet about Into the Land of Snows, Blake sounds a very interesting character, and I want to find out more about his journey.


  17. Kath Carroll · February 12, 2016

    Both of your books sound really cool – different and compelling! I love the idea of the micro animals. I enjoy you reviews too! Thanks for the follow!


  18. bookaholic4 · February 16, 2016

    Love your blog.Thanks for the follow 🙂


  19. Little Fantasy Land · June 18, 2016

    Love the layout of this blog- well done !


  20. hernandeznovels · November 8, 2016

    Both sound great – maybe I can get my hands on one of them for a review. 🙂


  21. mrskotwitz · December 1, 2017

    Oh I am excited about the Elephants Never Forgotten! I want to order that and read it 🙂


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