About Shana Muldoon Zappa:
Shana Muldoon Zappawas born and raised in Los Angeles, with an endless imagination and awholehearted desire to inspire and promote positivity through her artisticendeavors including clothing and jewelry design. Her creations have been wornfrom the red carpets of Hollywood to the pages of Vogue and beyond. An avidlover of Astrology and the metaphysical Shana channeled these passions into herlove of writing resulting in StarDarlings. Shana and her husband Ahmet collaborated on this new series just asthey welcomed their magical little girl, and biggest inspiration ever, Halo Violetta Zappa.
About Ahmet Zappa:
Ahmet Zappa isthe son of late rock musician/composer Frank Zappa and, as he puts it, "Myawesome mother, Gail." Through his production company, Monsterfoot Productions,Ahmet has developed several television shows and movies, including therecently-released Disney feature film "The Odd Life of Timothy Green." Ahmet,Shana, and their daughter Halo live in Los Angeles, CA under a rainbow withtheir three fur goblins: Sandwich, Luna, and Figgy. For more information, visithim online at www.ahmetzappa.com.
High in the sky above Earth is a most beautiful star, inhabited by a race of people who keep the heavens safe the Starlings. Their job, which they have done for as long as anyone can remember, is to help grant the wishes of humans. Wishes made on birthday candles, shooting stars, dandelions, wishbones, and coins tossed into fountains, just to name a few. As long as humans keep believing in wishes, the stars will keep shining in the sky and life, for Starlings and humans alike, will continue as they know it.
Book One begins as the incoming class arrives at Star Academy. Cassie is having some trouble fitting in, feeling homesick already. She's doubting herself a bit, wondering if she really even belongs in Star Academy. Plus she's not particularly fond of her roommate, who is a little too blunt for Cassie's taste. She has begun to retreat inside her shell a bit. The girls begin to take classes, meet new friends. Then, unexpectedly, twelve girls are summoned to the headmistress's office for a meeting. They soon discover that they have each done something remarkable in their first week and have been identified as truly special students. And something genuinely extraordinary is going to be asked of each of them as a result.
The headmistress explains that something unusual has been going on. Wishes are not being fulfilled as easily as they have been in the past. Humans are starting to disbelieve and make fewer wishes. Something drastic needs to be done. The twelve girls are given a special name: the Star Darlings. And it's up to them to find out why humans have stopped believing--and to fix it!