Iris and the Crew Series (WIP)

A 13-episode space opera series with the command crew of my dreams! I wanted to create a world where things are so accessible and accommodating, nobody ever imagines they cannot have aspirations to become senior officers on space missions! My hope is to have Blind, Deaf, neurodivergent, and disabled readers find themselves represented as key characters in this story!

Mock book cover of Iris and the Crew Tear Through Space! This is a work in progress. Hoping to submit in 2021!

I’m hoping to create several “seasons” of Iris and the Crew as shorter works (for me 60K is short) that form a fun collection. Heck, if I can’t have a TV series, I’ll do it in book form! 😀


Lieutenant Eileen Iris and the command crew of the S.S. Sp00nZ have no idea what it means to be disabled. That’s not a metaphor—no one in their galaxy has ever applied that term to living beings before. So, when a startled intergalactic janitor calls them disabled but gets beamed back to NASA a bit too soon, they realize they might never get the answer to that particular question. Unphased, duties resume as Iris tries to appease her overprotective guidebot Clarence; security Chief Lartha and her new sentient prosthetic legs offer kickass protection; Lieutenant Commander Herbert’s inventiveness is a treasured godsend (though he’s not quite grasped how to flirt); science officer Commander Davan provides excellent counsel while signing his need for spicy hash browns, and Captain Warq’s genteel but firm leadership keeps everyone at their best. Until on one mission, where they tear through space. Just a little bit.


From left: Herb, Davan, Iris, Clarence, and Lartha