Monday, January 14, 2013

Pump Up Your Book: "Order of the Dimensions" by Irene Helenowski Guest post/Spotlight

Join Irene Helenowski, author of the science fiction novel,  Order of the Dimensions, as she tours the blogosphere January 7 through January 25, 2013 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!
When Jane Kremowski first began her graduate studies in physics at Madison State University in Wisconsin, little did she know where her work would take her. Now, she is embroiled in a multitude of dimensions all leading to different outcomes. She and her colleagues therefore must act wisely in order to take and keep away the Order of Dimension from falling into the wrong hands for the sake of her loved ones.

Playing Pretend with Multiple Dimensions (guest post by the author)

Have you ever played pretend as a child?  Being an astronaut one day and a cowboy or a cowgirl the next?  Or a king or queen yet another day?  I have and still do.  Not that I should complain about my life, as I love living in Chicago surrounded by family and good friends and having a job which involves being at the forefront of medical research.  But sometimes I do imagine how my life would be different if, say, I was situated in Colorado or Miami Beach.  Such thoughts lead me to the premise of Order of The Dimensions, where characters may lead different lives in different dimensions.  In the story, the protagonist, Jane Kremowski is part of a team which developed a new technology known as the Multiverser which allows for inter-dimensional travel, making it possible for one to see how his or her life could vary among dimensions.  There is also an antagonist, Anton Zelov, a former Soviet spy who heads a sinister organization known as the Order and attempts to gain control of the device for his own evil means.  I tried to incorporate romance, suspense, and adventure to my story the best way I could such that the reader would want to turn the page and see what happens next. 
In addition to exploring how one’s real life may experience different realities, the reader may also discern a cautionary tale regarding  consequences of new technology and taking precautions so that it will not fall into the wrong hands.  I hope that such a tale will highlight that there must be a sense of conscientiousness among every individual (no matter which dimension they are in at the moment).  Conscientiousness may have gone wayward in today’s society where celebrity and wealth are revered while the needs of the disenfranchised tend to be unfortunately neglected.  Therefore, I also wanted to include this awareness into my story by exploring how the less fortunate are treated in different dimensions and allow the reader to differentiate between these treatments.
In all, I hope that Order of The Dimensions, as similar works related to the multi-dimensional theory piques an interest among readers and leads them to think about how their lives may be affected in different dimensions if multiple dimensions indeed exist.  As an additional point, I hope to bring an awareness of treating individuals, particularly the disenfranchised, with respect in any dimension.  Lastly, my wish is that the reader can exercise their own imagination using my story and remember those childhood times when he or she liked playing pretend and believed that anything was possible.

 About the author:
Irene Helenowski is statistical analyst collaborating with several biomedical researchers who lives and works in Chicago. She recently received her doctorate degree in Biostatistics from the University of Illinois – Chicago. Her interests include attending art exhibits and music concerts of all types, reading about current scientific advances and theory, and creative writing. She is also looking into foundations which help promote the sciences to youth groups.
To purchase Order of the Dimensions, click here.


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