Humpback Whales, Up Close and Personal
Aria Vanir’s transmission diary entry for February 19, 2029 tells of her adventure to see humpback whales and dolphins during a school trip at Virginia Beach. What did Aria and her Navy SEAL father, William, learn from the good aliens–the Gallions from Vithera–that could help whales and dolphins?
Resolutions to Help my Parents
As a writing assignment from her Virginia Beach middle school, Aria Vanir writes New Year’s resolutions to make the world a better place for her parents. What can she learn from good aliens, the Gallions, who live in a world of peace?
Aliens at Christmas
If Jesus had a 2028th birthday party, would he invite good aliens like the Gallions that Aria Vanir had met this summer?
Alien Queen for a Day
By day, I’m a 12-year-old psychic girl. By night, I watch the stars for glimpses of alien life. Often I wonder what it would be like to live on another planet as the queen. What would I do if I were an alien queen, even for just one day?
Dare-me Halloween Costumes
On Halloween, most kids want to dress up as a vampire, witch, or main character from the most recent superhero movie. Aria Vanir says, “nuke to the no” for these boring choices. Here are her seven ideas to turn a Halloween cloak from boring to daring.
Pendant of One Hundred Faces
What does Aria see when she looks into the Pendant of One Hundred Faces, a gift from the alien queen?
Queen of my Own Sandcastle
In a July, 2028 transmission diary (tDiary) entry, Aria dreams about being the queen of her own castle. What would it look like, and how would she spend her days there?
End of School
School year 2027-2028 has ended, and Aria looks forward to surfing and wave-running at Virginia Beach. Will her secret crush, Drake, notice her? Will the good aliens–Gallions–who contacted Aria through her transmission diary (tDiary) come to visit during the summer?
When I’m a Mom
How do Aria and her family celebrate Mother’s Day? What does Aria swear not to do when she’s a mom?
Call me Aria
Aria writes in her diary about getting teased for her name, why she likes the nickname her sister gave her, and what she despises being called.