Buffalo native and author Caeli McDonald Quiter, who writes under the name Caeli Ennis, will visit Dog Ears Bookstore from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24, for a book-signing event.
A 2012 graduate of Nardin Academy in Buffalo, Caeli received her BS and MS in biomedical engineering from the University of Rochester. Since 2019, she has been living in Southampton, England, working as a development engineer. During the COVID-19 lockdown, she crafted the story of the McHubbard family that eventually became the first installment of The Jalopy Chronicles series.
Caeli has less than half of her vision due to a rare cancer at birth, but she still managed to discover a love of reading and writing at a very young age. She plays several instruments and is a cellist in the Southhampton Orchestra. She will be home to visit family and friends in the Buffalo area for three weeks in June.
In her books, based in the year 2220, the human population is scarce from environmental atrocity, and no one can go outside or else they will instantly perish into a pile of ashes. The president of the United States is the only hope for survival as he secretly seeks assistance from peculiar lifeforms across the universe. When these other worldly creatures decide to host all of Earth’s humans on their various planets, the story unfolds into an interstellar adventure.
Across the Universe, the first book of the Jalopy Chronicles series, follows Ann Lou McHubbard and her family. Each member of this courageous family has a disability on Earth that becomes their superpower on their new planets. Meanwhile, a terrorist group called the GeoLapse is gaining manpower to take over the universe. Will Ann Lou be able to keep her family, friends and all of the universe safe from their clutches? The McHubbards maintain a humorous, emotional and imaginative adventure as they encounter new friends, fall in love, turn back time and attempt to save the universe, and most importantly, fly in jalopies.
Book two of The Jalopy Chronicles series, Lost in the Time Belt, was released in December 2022.
Dog Ears Bookstore in located at 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. For more information on the nonprofit community bookstore, please visit dogearsbookstore.org or follow on Facebook for frequent updates.