An Alien's Guide to World Domination
Louise Armstrong Holliday is the last person on Earth you’d expect to save the human race. But when she uncovers proof that her boss is an alien the color of lime jelly gone horribly wrong, and is at the center of a plot to destroy humanity, Louie decides to do exactly that. She begins a journey from her company’s suburban Seattle office park to the old cities and castles of Eastern Europe. Along the way, Louie is attacked by flying books, overly-sensitive bat-crow monsters, and her own self-doubts. She must learn the truth about her closest friend, stand up to her boss, confront her oldest enemy, and make peace with her Aunt Emma, who annoys her in the way only true family can. She also has to rely on Buddy, the little blind mini-Schnauzer who saves her life twice—and really is from Mars.
About Elizabeth Fountain (Ellensburg, Washington Author)
Elizabeth Fountain lives in Ellensburg, Washington, in the heart of the beautiful and diabolically windy Kittitas Valley. In 2011, Elizabeth left a high-pressure job to return to her first loves: teaching and writing. She completed two comic novels: An Alien’s Guide to World Domination (2013) and You, Jane (2014), and her short stories have been included in anthologies Randomly Accessed Poetics and Shared Whispers. Elizabeth’s professional experiences as a counselor, instructor, university administrator, and failed barista contribute to her fiction and creative non-fiction stories that capture the delight and unintentional humor in everyday life, seen through the eyes of aliens and angels, Death and dogs.
Reviewers praise her novels as “unbelievably clever, witty, tongue-in-cheek” and “a good choice for anyone in the mood for something that asks as many questions as it answers.” Currently, Elizabeth is working on a new novel that explores what happens when Death wants to retire early, a trilogy of tales about the power of forgiveness and the young girl who finds its formula, and a serial that explores the gentle humor of mid-life reboots, released in weekly episodes on her blog.