For Mike, Toni, Laura and Jason, adjusting to life on another planet is dangerous and exciting. Moonwake is a fictional base on the Moon but what they encounter there is very real. Mike quickly learns that living on the Moon is anything but ordinary and boring. His mechanical skill presents opportunity but also danger for himself and his friends.Toni, a long time lunar resident, has her life turned upside down when Mike, Laura and Jason come to Moonwake. The small lunar colony quickly realizes they must deal with the excitement and life-threatening adventures of these teenage Moon explorers. Whether trapped in a lava tube, riding out a radiation storm, or falling from a decaying orbit, the friends hold together to survive this new world. _____________________________The authors are planning a second book: MOONWAKE – The Journey Home.In The Journey Home, readers will meet Jason’s new girlfriend, Tasha and follow the characters as they experience living on Earth. This is especially hard on Zack, who left Earth as a baby. Ace pilot, Jenny Walker, joins them on their adventures as they flee a hurricane in Florida and hike into the Grand Canyon. Teenage crushes and rivalries develop as their friendships change—and Jenny meets her man.In the end, will they choose Earth, or is space their destiny?
Anne M. Spudis received her Secondary Education degree in history and social sciences from Brenau Women’s College. Along with her husband, Paul, she raised two wonderful daughters and is enjoying her first grandchild. Anne helped edit Paul’s book, The Once and Future Moon and shares his deep interest in using resources on the Moon to move humanity out into space. Together they want to bring the excitement of living and working in space to the next generation of explorers.Paul D. Spudis is a Principal Professional Staff member at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. He is a planetary geologist. He received his degrees at Arizona State University (B.S., 1976; Ph. D., 1982) and at Brown University (Sc.M., 1977). Paul was Deputy Science Leader for the Department of Defense Clementine mission that detected ice on the Moon in 1994. He is Principal Investigator of an imaging radar experiment on the Indian Chandrayaan-1 mission (2007), and he is working on NASA’s Moon orbital mission (LRO/2008) and NASA’s Moon lander mission (RELP 2/2010). In 2004, Paul received NASA’s Distinguished Public Service Medal for his work on the President’s Commission on the Implementation of U. S. Space Exploration Policy. He is the 2006 recipient of the Von Karman Lectureship in Astronautics, and has written three books and authored or co-authored 150 scientific papers.