Because I grew up around Kansas State University in Manhattan Ks, I often set stories there, at least in part. usually as a place of departure. Especially the Anthropology department, since I have a degree in Anthropology and Social Science from KSU
Jason Scott-Harris studies and teaches at KSU, with his Stepfather Jonathan Landon .
Emily Hawthorn's father Sherman Hawthorn was also associated with the alien studies program, so Emily's story begins in Manhattan Kansas when she is a student at Manhattan High school.
The alien studies program was founded by Jordan Keerigan-Smith