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On Earth as it Is on Television

First contact stories have never been as intoxicating and fun as in Emily Jane’s novel of the sudden arrival—and equally sudden departure—of spaceships above Earth. 


In On Earth as it Is on Television—a rollicking paean to what it means to be alive in the twenty-first century—the fleeting presence of alien vessels, and the certainty that humans are not alone in the universe, sparks intense uncertainty as to our place within it.


The arrival of spaceships can bring up big questions.

Here Beside the Rising Tide

As a lonely ten-year-old resident of Pearl Island, Jenni Farrow befriends Timmy Caruso. They enjoy a glorious summer of swimming, fireworks, and carnival rides. (Not to mention rescuing a strange sea creature from a tide pool.) Then, one late summer day, Timmy disappears...

Thirty years later, Jenn Lanaro, bestselling author of the Philipia Bay action-romance series—is desperate to escape the fatigue of her career and soon-to-be-ex.


Love, fun, sun, and . . . sea monsters?

“Heartfelt, witty, and secretly romantic, On Earth as It Is on Television is a delightful and poignant story about what it is to be human, and what we owe each other.”

—CHRISTINA LAUREN, New York Times bestselling author of Something Wilder

“Both contemporary and fantastical, Emily Jane’s story utterly charmed me. I hope when the aliens come, they’re just like the Malorts.”

—MAUREEN KILMER, author of Suburban Hell

“A painful and hopeful examination of first contact and second chances on the third rock from the sun—a poignant narrative tapestry of an unraveling world.”

—VALERIE VALDES, author of Chilling Effect

“Weird and sweet, On Earth as It Is on Television is like a 2020s White Noise: loud and colorful Americana with a sprinkle of apocalyptic doom—plus cats. It takes aliens (or an Emily Jane) to help us see our society for the bizarre, sugary, microplastic-poisoned dream it is.”

—EDGAR CANTERO, New York Times bestselling author of Meddling Kids


Order your copy of On Earth as it Is on Television today!



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Mary Pender &
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