Janet Delane wasn’t supposed to be a spaceship captain. She’s fresh out of high school, and she has trouble with technology – it seems to hate her personally. Now she’s been drafted into GUPPEAS, an interplanetary peace organization, and put in charge of the SS Turkey and its misfit crew. She’s in over her head, she’s crushed out on a rival captain’s boyfriend, and she’s trying to negotiate peace with the Exalted Leader of Pluto, who’s just banned….CHOCOLATE?!
Targeted Age Group:: Young adults
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I love the combination of science fiction and humor, such as “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” (Douglas Adams) or “Space Opera” (Catherynne Valente). Science fiction fans don’t mind poking fun at their favorite tropes. And sometimes – 2020 in particular – I need a light, fun story where nobody dies and the universe isn’t in danger of destruction. So I wrote a story about a teenager who accidentally becomes a spaceship captain, and she and her misfit crew have to negotiate with an alien leader so evil that he’s just banned chocolate.