What happens when you have an active wormhole in your garage? Hawk finds out when he invites the new girl Celeste to the space club. The Black Hole Radio summons them down the hyperspace highway…. all the way to Pooponic’s moon, Bilaluna, which is inhabited by giant cyborg insects! Mutated Earth insects – but how did they get there? And how can they stop the climate disaster that forced them to leave Pooponic from destroying their beautiful new home on Bilaluna?
Join Hawk, Matt and Celeste on another intergalactic adventure as they are carried over the treetops by giant cyborg flies, race on the backs of cyborg roaches through an alien rainforest and sip nectar with the Queen Bee at a totally incredible intergalactic tea party! Stay tuned!
Targeted Age Group:: 8-11
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was inspired to write this story by a strange beeping coming from a box in my garage. When COVID-19 hit Canada and everyone was in quarantine or lock down, I had lots of time to imagine being sucked through a wormhole to other planets and what wonderful things I might find there.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
This is the 2nd book in the series and I wanted a girl character to join Hawk and matt on their next adventure. I also wanted her to be diverse and different so I gave Celeste the traits of a person with Asperger's Syndrome which is part of the autism spectrum. The aliens are cyborg insects and are facing a climate crisis that is killing their world. Luckily Celeste knows a lot about insects.
LIFE IS BUT A DREAM
We’re back in ‘Mission Control’. I look over to see
Matt snoring on the other side of the couch,
using his awesome afro for a pillow. Phew! I
breathe a sigh of relief.
Beep, beep, beep, beep!
“Nooooo, not again!” I cry, jumping over the back of
the couch, hiding there. My heart is pounding in my
“Matt!” I hiss, trying to wake him up quietly. “Matt!
Wake up!” I whisper louder. Matt comes to, looking
groggy and confused.
“Where am I?” he asks looking around.
“Matt . . . I’m back here,” I say.
Matt looks over the back of the couch with sleepy
eyes, “What are you doing back there?” He scratches his
head and rubs his eyes. “Hawk! Did it all really happen?”
I shoot my eyes towards the closed garage door.
“I’m not sure, Matt . . . but I just heard beeping coming
from the garage.”
“No way!” Matt yelps, jumping over the back of the
couch. He lands with a thud, fully awake now.
Beep, beep, beep, beep!
“It can’t be!” he says, with eyes big as saucers. “We
didn’t really travel through your haunted garage to
another planet, did we?” He looks at me in disbelief.
I crawl out from behind the couch, away from the
door leading to the garage.
“I don’t know! I thought it was a dream too when
I woke up. But how could we both have the same
Looking down, I realize that I don’t have my club
ring on my hand anymore and remember that Matt
and I gave our rings to Dweezil and Zzznap before we
left planetoid Shnergla.
Matt looks at me strangely. “Hawk, did you just say
that you remember giving our club rings to Dweezil
and Zzznap?” he asks, looking down at his hand.
“No, but I was thinking . . .” Whaaaaaaaaat! Did Matt
just read my mind?
“Yes,” he says, looking at me with wide eyes.
“Okay, Matt,” I say urgently. “Think about something right now.”
“Uh, okay,” he says, putting his hands in his pockets
and shifting his feet.
“No, I don’t want to know how badly you need to go
to the bathroom!” I say, rubbing my head. “This is serious, Matt. I think we can read each other’s minds, like
Shnerglers! Wait. maybe that’s the gift that She-Shnerg
gave us before we left.” I pace around ‘Mission Control’,
tearing at my tangled, dirty blond hair. “I knew it would
be something weird and wonderful . . . but like ESP!”
“But, but . . . that would mean that it’s all true and it
really did happen,” Matt says quietly, as the realization
hits us both at the same time.
Beep, beep, beep, beep!
OMG! We ARE the Worm-Ones!
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Ann Birdgenaw is a librarian in an elementary school and always wanted to write a book of her own. She was inspired to write this story by a strange beeping coming from a box in her garage. When COVID-19 hit Canada and everyone was in quarantine or lock down, she had lots of time to imagine being sucked through a wormhole to other planets and what wonderful things she might find there.
Ann lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with her family and two morkies: Bilbo and Sheba.