Mostly change comes gradually; we hardly notice it. But on this day, when Janey got to take a school field trip to the Cassini observatory space station and look at the rings of Saturn through the big telescope, everything changed.
She knew then and there that she would work on the station orbiting Titan so she could study Saturn’s rings all day long. She was nine and could decide for herself what she would be when she grew up.
No one laughed at her, but the teacher did frown and tell her that she’d need to get better at her math.
This is a little backstory for you about Janey McCallister, space station investigator. Her mystery series is coming February 2020.
She didn’t end up being a Saturn scientist, like she’d planned. Like for many of us, her childhood dreams shifted and morphed into new things.
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Image source: “Small Particles in Saturn’s Rings” https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/resources/17725/small-particles-in-saturns-rings/
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ABOUT BETH BARANY
Beth Barany writes magical tales of romance, mystery, and adventure that empower women and girls to be the heroes of their own lives. Beth is the award-winning author of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer, the first book in the YA Fantasy trilogy and the acclaimed paranormal romance Touchstone series, including A Cupcake Christmas. Her upcoming series, the Janey McCallister Space Station mystery series, is due out in Spring 2020.