12-year-old Jayla Cooper spends her nights on the couch at the University of Alaska, as her father searches the stars from the Fairbanks observatory. But when a strange celestial alignment draws him deeper into the night, Jayla recognizes the phenomenon for what it is: the end of the world.
Jayla is helped by her YouTuber friend, Watson, and Cherry – a Native Alaskan from Fort Yukon. Aided by the spirit of Jayla’s mother, they must evade and outwit scientists, the FBI, and the President of the United States herself, if they are going to save the world.
Join Jayla this Christmas as she travels from Fairbanks to Seattle, and then the White House, always one step ahead, but light years behind The Starlighter.
The Starlighter is a story of love, loss, truth, and friendship in the face of incredible odds.
The Starlighter contains themes of parental loss, sadness, social challenges, and coming to terms with the end of the world. But with a focus on courage, strength, and determination, The Starlighter explores the value of truth, and the strength of a young girl and her friends in the face of adversity. There are no cuss words, but plenty of action for young and mature readers to enjoy.
Curious? The Starlighter is available for pre-order at a special price before publication at the end of November.