Authors: C.DEANNA VERHOFF
Book One of the Glory Alley Series
and the Star Riders
By: C. Deanna Verhoff
Glory Alley and the Star Riders
Copyright 2012 C. Deanna Verhoff
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my editor, Frankie Sutton
o Emily Parish—
attention to detail
o the founder of Litopia and its members—
have taught me so much
Matthew Cohn, John Hudspith, and Rebekah Moser—
camaraderie kept me going
joy and inspiration
o Ginny Eltzroth—
an important source of encouragement
o my family and friends—
they have been there for me
hick and thin
; and to Jesus Christ, my light and my rock
In loving memory of Mom and Dad
AND THE STAR RIDERS
Tullah and Earth were different, yet very much alike in appearance and human development. Their inhabitants knew similar hardships, hopes and dreams. Separated by space and time, the planetary sisters never met, yet marched to the beat of a single universal drummer toward the same inevitable end, until one fateful morning a girl with a
set Tullah on a strange new course.
Somewhere on Tullah
Glory Alley and her best friend Clash, a freckly
boy she’d known since pre-school,
handheld data device called a Sliver.
map of Queen’s Mesa
filled the screen.
studied it carefully,
the roar of the bus engine under her feet,
the rows of winter wheat flickering past the window,
the girls a few seat
Planning tomorrow’s secret
was too important for
an image of a crudely drawn circle
“Here’s where we stopped last t
Remembering the place made her stomach
voice dropped to a reverent whisper. “The pool.” She and Clash knew each other so well she didn’t have to say what was on her mind, but expressing the words made it somehow seem real, like it was finally going to happen.
If we’re ever gonna find the mother lode, this’ll be the place.
real name was
. The nickname, Glory theorized, had to do with the way his
he’d been struck by lightning
Glory didn’t have a nickname, but
as an Alley she
was automatically labeled a loser.
All of Cloverdale thought she’d never amount to anything, but they were wrong.
With the help
of Queen’s Mesa, she’d prove