What is Starshine Galaxy?
Starshine Galaxy is a cottage publisher, and we are currently the proud home of two books in print:
Tomorrow Comes: An Emma Story (2013) by Donna Mebane – A breathtaking novel about Emma – a popular, spirited 19-year-old Midwesterner who dies in her sleep … and awakens in AFTER. While she soon learns how to connect with loved ones and helps steer them to a better place, she also inadvertently bends some longstanding rules of AFTER and realizes that there are consequences.
Paperback 978-0-9857608-0-9, $14.99
Kindle 978-0-9857608-1-6, $7.99
- A Book Abot Chaps (2011) by Emma Mebane – an original collection of shapes (chaps), colorfully rendered and labeled in a way that only a first-grader could. This honest, artful representation – a work that we all will recognize – celebrates learning, and it encourages us to laugh at our own shortcomings. Published posthumously.
Paperback 978-0-615-52092-6, $4.99
There is more information on each of these publications on the Bookshelf above, and you can order copies: 1) in our eStore, 2) from major online booksellers, or 3) by special order from independent bookstores. Our online partner is Amazon, and our bookstore partner is Town House Books, in St. Charles, Illinois.
Starshine Galaxy is also a stoker of memory flames, particularly those of Emma Mebane, a 19-year-old woman who died suddenly, inexplicably, in her sleep at her Geneva home in July 2011. Those of us who contribute to Starshine Galaxy are family, friends, and fans of Emma, and our interest is to provide an engaging place for people to visit … to remember Emma and what she stood for, to learn more about her, and to join in the flame fanning. There are Emma threads throughout this site – you can specifically find a treasure of info under About Emma.
Foundation for Graphic Arts
Lastly, Starshine Galaxy has a charitable purpose to support excellence in the graphic arts (Emma’s major at the time of her death). We do not actively solicit contributions but, if people are moved to contribute, we are happy to put their funds to good work. If you are interested, click through the Foundation tab to learn more about the Emma Mebane ‘Magnificent Machine’ Award and related activities. We would love to have your help.
In all of these areas, we encourage you to engage with us.
- Read our books, and let us know what you think about them. Use our Contact Form to send a message.
- Get on our Mailing List to ensure that you receive timely updates on important happenings.
- Also, join us for periodic celebratory events and activities … to be announced.
And, otherwise, just take a moment when you can … breathe deep … pause to reflect … and recollect …
Thanks for visiting.