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Announcing Ingrid Jonach!

Hot on the heels of our wonderful Mr Schoon being announced, we are ready to welcome another new Strange Chemistry author to our ranks. Today it is the turn of INGRID JONACH!

About Ingrid Jonach

Ingrid Jonach was raised in Australia by two artists and spent much of her childhood hiding under tables at art exhibitions, where she would nibble the complimentary cheese over a well-worn copy of The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton.

Her love of reading led to a love of writing. By the time she graduated from high school, Ingrid had decided she wanted to spend her days sitting around in her pyjamas, writing stories.

She graduated from university a few years later with a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing with Honours. She then worked at the local newspaper, where she was able to live out her dream of writing stories for a living, but they never let her wear her pyjamas to work.

Ingrid currently lives in Canberra, Australia, but you can find her on her website or on twitter (@IngridJonach).

About When the World was Flat (and we were in love)

There is no such thing as imagination.

Your dreams are memories from an alternate dimension.

And that cold shiver down your spine as you sleep means you are already dead.

These are the facts sixteen-year-old Lillie Hart must come to accept when the gorgeous and mysterious Tom Windsor-Smith arrives in her small Nebraskan town. These, and the fact that the two of them, Tom and Lillie, have been in love before – in a different dimension.

In fact, Tom has been sliding between parallel worlds for hundreds of years, falling in love with versions of Lillie over and over again in every world. But when the present Lillie learns the secret of their connection, she learns as well that their love must overcome more than their multiple past heartaches. There is also a powerful enemy who aims to ensure the two will never be together again, in this dimension or the next.

Quotable Quotes

Ingrid’s reaction to being signed with Strange Chemistry: “I was half-asleep when I found out that I was going to be published by Strange Chemistry, due to the time difference in Australia. I seriously thought I was in the middle of a dream for the first five-to-ten minutes, and then I realized I was actually going to become a Strange Chemist!

“The next hour or so was spent fawning over the cover art for its upcoming novels, especially Blackwood and The Assassin’s Curse. I am both proud and humbled to be joining the lab at Strange Chemistry, alongside a number of truly talented writers.”

Amanda’s reaction to signing Ingrid: “As soon as I read the first page of When the World was Flat (and we were in love) I knew I had found something special. I cannot wait to share this wonderful love story with the world!”

Please give a very warm welcome to Ingrid – and let us know what you think about When the World was Flat (and we were in love)!


Paul Weimer (@princejvstin)

I’m a sucker for parallel worlds stuff. (c.f. Planesrunner by Ian Macdonald)

AE Rought

Oooo!! I love past life loves and dimensional shift stories :-) Welcome to the Lab, Ingrid!

Miriam Joy

Sounds interesting! Reminds me of a Tom Holt book I read a while back. I think it was ‘The Better Mousetrap’, but as many of his books have recurring characters and themes it’s sometimes difficult to remember which is which – they all blur into one :) Anyway, that had a similar premise of someone falling in love repeated times, but it wasn’t quite the same :)

Julianna Scott

Welcome Ingrid! =D

Jonathan L. Howard

We accept you, we accept you, one of us… one of us…

Maria @ Fantasy's Ink

Wow, so excited!!! Parallel worlds, count me in! The summary sounds a little like the Fallen series but definitely more unique. Can’t wait to see what they do with the cover! :)

Ryan Lawler

Awesome news Ingrid. Great to see a fellow Canberran making their way in the publishing world.


Yay! Beautiful title, and fab-sounding book. I echo the one of us, one of us sentiments of Jonathan, and not just because I’ll take any excuse to quote from Freaks. :-)

Christian Schoon

I second and third all of the above; so say we all. Welcome to the chemical sister/brotherhood. And well done choosing Nebraska for some of your action (I graduated from university in Lincoln…).

Kathryn Winchester

Brill. Can’t wait to read it!

Ingrid Jonach

Thank you all! I feel very welcome and am so excited to be able to share my novel with you next year! It is certainly a rush to finally engage with others on When the World was Flat (and we were in love)! THANK YOU!

T L Costa

Sounds great, Ingrid!

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