In 1952 as UFOs appear over the White House and across the nation, sixteen-year-old Allana Odette Blair is visited and marked. Since the event occurs a decade after accidentally killing her twin brother and not long after her uncle, an ace pilot, is discredited after claiming to have chased a UFO, she is disbelieved and diagnosed with the Alice-in-Wonderland syndrome. After all, anyone speaking of small grey creatures and who continues to see a dead brother now grown and ever changeable, is unable to separate reality from fantasy. Lured into a relentless game as she struggles to find hr place in a world threatened by the very nuclear power that ends the last war, she creates a portal to other dimensions and discovers all is not what it seems, not in the universe, or in politics or science or religion, not even in her own family or in dreams. A psychological fantasy. Appropriate for age 13 to adult.
MaryAnn Easley is an award-winning author of a number of books for young people that include the popular "I am the Ice Worm," a Junior Library Guild Selection, as well as, "Belly Up," "A Few Screws Loose," "Dog Woman," "Finding Jade Mountain," "Looking Out for Lindy," "Warrior's Daughter," and "Knuckle Down." She has authored numerous magazine and newspaper articles and written learning program sold nationwide. A long-time educator, she is currently teaching journaling, memoir and fiction writing to older adults and tutors ESL students at the university level. She incorporated all her interests in Changed in the Night: science, religion, quantum physics, alien abduction, mindfulness, and the human condition.