Winner of Literary Classics 2017 Gold Award (Tween Fantasy). Secretly psychic Aria Vanir of Virginia Beach trusts only her mother with the knowledge of her visions until she connects with technically and spiritually advanced aliens, the Gallions. Then Aria confides in her best friend, Tommy Manger. His surprise, doubts, and anger threaten to end their friendship. When the Gallions beam Aria, Tommy, and Aria's tomboyish older sister, Jackie, aboard their superspaceship, Aria's mother makes a bold move to save her daughters. None of them realize that the Navy has sent Aria's SEAL father on a mission to capture the Gallions or destroy their superspaceship. Worse, Aria's father has no idea he's putting his daughters and Tommy in harm's way.
Nashata, Queen Supreme of the Gallions, leads the diplomatic mission to make peaceful contact with Aria, the only human she trusts with the secrets of her people. Can Aria broker peace between the aliens and SEALS, despite the fears and disbeliefs of those closest to her?
About the Author
Jean Guthrie has an MS in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University and works in the Atlanta, Georgia, area as an information technology program management consultant. She has earned her Project Management Professional and ScrumMaster certifications. Her first published poem, "Prison Walls," appeared in America at the Millennium-the Best Poems and Poets of the 20th Century. Her poem "Baler Twine," written in honor of her father's seventy-fifth birthday, won a National Cattlemen's Magazine contest and was published in its March 2001 edition. Jean lives in Smyrna, Georgia.