Janis McCurry began her career path as an astrophysicist, becoming one of the first women to build her own spaceship and travel the galaxy to study the interaction between matter and radiation in the interior of celestial bodies and interstellar space.
Tiring of the months of solitude, she returned home to find she’d been awarded the Nobel Prize for her groundbreaking work. Using the 10 million Swedish kronor (c. US$1.4 million) from her award, she turned her natural brilliance to creating an affordable no-run pantyhose. Unfortunately, the courier carrying the only formula was killed and the briefcase stolen.
Disillusioned about how cutthroat big business had become, Janis next wrote her memoir WOMAN IN SPACE: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING WEIGHTLESS. Realizing that not many women experienced the richness of the life she had and wanting to give back a little pleasure, albeit vicarious, Janis is writing a romance about a female sewage sanitation worker who moonlights as a late-night talk show host and falls in love with a vegetarian chupacabra.