Pandamoon Publishing Acquires Quirky YA Sci-Fi Series, THE GREYS, by Becky Barnard and Dave Housley
Deerdra Grey seems a typical new girl in school, but really, she is from another planet, sent on a mission to find a missing alien. As an undercover teenager in Indiana's Danaville High School, she soon befriends Gavin and Barb, two school classmates who help her navigate both an interstellar mystery and lunchroom politics," said Zara Kramer, Publisher of Pandamoon Publishing.
"Deerdra winds up having to decide whether to help her kind on their mission to take over the Earth — or help her new friends save the world," said Barnard. "The result is a quirky page-turner, as you might expect from Dave Housley."
"As the plot deepens, it becomes clear that the alien's real purpose is to overthrow the planet…through paperwork, politics, and reptilian agents who look a lot like the Real Housewives,"
"We always thought of the book as a kind of Mean Girls meets The X-Files. Thankfully, Pandamoon is a place where a crazy book like that is not only welcomed but embraced," said the authors. "At this point, we're not sure who wrote what sections of THE GREYS, but each of us is pretty sure the best parts were written by the other one."
Regardless, the result is a special story that is a thoroughly entertaining blend of mystery, sci-fi, and ironic humor that fits well into Pandamoon Publishing's growing catalog of genre-bending novels, like PHAETHON by Rachel Sharp, THE LAST DETECTIVE by Brian Cohn, and HELLO WORLD by Tiffany Rose and Alexandra Tauber.
Both Barnard and Housley are editors at Barrelhouse, a national literary magazine and small press that bridges the gap between serious art and pop culture. Pandamoon released THIS DARKNESS GOT TO GIVE, Dave's first novel, in 2018. He has published four collections of short fiction, most recently Massive Cleansing Fire and If I Knew the Way, I Would Take You Home. THE GREYS is Becky's first published book. Becky and Dave both work in university web strategy, Becky at Michigan Tech and Dave at Penn State.
Pandamoon Publishing focuses on publishing quality and unique fiction works and distributes them through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Ingram, as well as other book distributors and bookstores worldwide, including Powell's and Books-A-Million. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Pandamoon Publishing is dedicated to growing good ideas into great reads…one book at a time. Review copies of our books are available to journalists and qualified reviewers through our media contact. Learn more at www.pandamoonpublishing.com.
Marketing Communication Manager