The Galaxy Series: A Young Adult Series

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Renee Steffan

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The Galaxy Series chronicles Shoshana, and her best friend Chesterfield’s, adventures as they travel to mysterious galaxies throughout the Cosmos. She makes friends with all of the inhabitants; the Space Pirates and the Golden Guardian and discovers that family and friends mean everything


Adventure,Comedy,Family,Fantasy,Young Adult,Sci-fi,Funny,Drama,Action,Romance,Mystery

Short Summary

“Argggg, walk the plank me hearty lass!” “Uhm…sorry?” Shoshana responded suddenly sitting up in bed and wiping the sleep from her eyes. And so the young girl starts her journey as a large ship and crew appear at her window. She finds that growing up in the unexplored Universe can be an adventure.

Shoshana smiled brightly. She suddenly realised something amazing! She was happy! Not just happy, but really, really happy! And until she could find her parents…SHE WAS HOME!


Space. Cosmos. Universe.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Other,Internal Journey/Rebirth,Quest,Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Happy Ending,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Shoshana

Age: 14

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Funny,Romantic,Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Chesterfield

Age: 16

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Charming,Clumsy,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Heartthrob,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Romantic,Funny,Selfless,Confident,Decisive,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Little Prince Douglie

Age: 3

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Charming,Engaging,Faithful,Insecure,Funny,Confident,Heroic,Unapologetic,Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Little Prince Dougie

Age: 3

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Confident,Engaging,Funny,Selfless

Development Pitch

The Galaxy Series is a Young Adult Space Opera packed with countless interactive characters in the 3 books. Appropriate for all ages. 1) The Garden Galaxy is Shoshana's first adventure where she leaves the safety of her grandma's home and journeys with a crew of 'hygienically challenged' space pirates to other galaxies throughout the Universe. There are Cuddle Bunnies that have numerous pockets hidden under their fur and thieve from visitors, Prince Dougie who is an adorably fearless 3 yr old carrot, coconuts with eyes, grapes with razor sharp teeth. Chesterfield, a young man, finds a best friend in Shoshana and in her friends and family. 2) The Web Weaver Galaxy starts with the pair heading out to look for her parents in an alternate Universe. They run into a spiderling nursery, become entombed in spider webs and then things become interesting. After travelling on the 'Silk Line' - a spider silk cable with glass carriages - they end up visiting a Space Mail Station, a Black Widow wedding and meet a small Pirate Spider with wooden peg legs and 24 carat gold fangs. The also travel through a Black Hole that almost allows Shoshana to find her own parents. Instead they meet a beast. 3) The Golden Spiral Galaxy is quite emotional. Little Prince Douglie clings to life as Shoshana and Chesterfield decide to try and save him...even against the wishes of the carrot colony. They travel across the Universe, through the Space Mail Station, and into the golden chambers of Lady Abatyse.

About The Author

With an American father and an Australian mother, I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to work and reside in both countries. While growing up in Western Australia, I was lucky enough to read some magical books by the popular authors of that time. One of those special writers was the wonderfully skilful author Enid Blyton (1897– 1968), who wrote captivating stories such as ‘The Enchanted Wood’ and ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’, inspiring me to create, successfully I hope, a similar place for young people to escape to and to find safety, friendship and adventure. Thanks to the incredibly curious Sir David Attenborough, we all now know what is at the top of every tree, in the middle of every forest, in the centre of every continent on the entire planet…thats not the case with the Cosmos, which is still wild and unexplored. In writing The Galaxy Series, I hope to offer the young adult readers of today, a new sense of adventure and mystery and to awaken their natural curiosity and their desire to learn and explore. Writing is my passion, along with my two amazing sons, Corey and Alec, who’s inner strength’s and kind heart’s are an inspiration to me every single day of my life.

Target Audiences

Age: 6 and under,7-12,13-17,18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self-Published

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available



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