Star Trek collides with Armageddon in this human-alien friendship where an introverted human nerd and an alien college professor with an irrepressible sense of humor form an unlikely alliance in an effort to save both their worlds and, ultimately, each other.

Stealing a spaceship and kidnapping an alien are not out of the question…

“Prepare to be uplifted in this heartwarming tale that showcases triumph through struggle, love in the midst of hardship, and friendship in the most unexpected places.” – Amazon Review

2022 North Texas Book Festival 2nd Place Adult Fiction Category

A fun and uplifting science fiction novel with an optimistic view of the future

Alien Neighbors is available at these fine book sellers:

Amazon (Kindle, Paperback, and Hardcover)
Barnes and Noble (Nook and Paperback)
KOBO eBook, Apple eBook, Google Play eBook

Global Distribution: IngramSparks

A Portion of Sales Goes to Charity: In most African countries, children must pay to go to school. Nancy’s friend Donatien Gilga Ndacyayisaba is a priest in Rwanda who has five orphans under his care. Donatien’s parish is very poor and it is extremely difficult for them to raise the school fees for the children. Fifty cents of the sale of each book will be donated to help these precious children continue their education.

Book Launch Date: November 30, 2021.


Nuclear scientist Tom, his brave, spunky 12-year-old daughter Stephanie, and kick-ass NASA mission commander Theresa join forces during a First Contact. Tom finds himself risking his career, custody of his daughter, and possibly his life, to save his new alien friend while attempting to prevent the annihilation of Earth.

ALIEN NEIGHBORS is a science fiction novel set in the near future. A high stakes, exciting adventure injected with humorous moments and a hint of romance, ALIEN NEIGHBORS also explores topics including nuclear fusion and clean energy. Broader themes of friendship, looking beyond appearances, and second chances are interwoven throughout the story.

Advance Praise:

“In this promising debut, Nancy Golden weaves together a dynamic plot brimming with science and bubbling with humanity.”

–Kathleen Baldwin, best selling author of the Stranje House novels.

“Alien Neighbors excites the scientifically-minded while touching our hearts with its warmth.”

–Amber Helt, Rooted in Writing

Amazon Review:

A Novel’s Journey

Articles mentioning Project Daedalus and Nuclear Fusion served to stir my imagination
More inspiration from Project Daedalus and antimatter fusion engines for spaceships
Magazine Articles on Extraterrestrials and Helium-3 as a clean energy source fueled my efforts

The Wow! Signal and strange audio transmissions heard by NASA astronauts further inspired the thought, “What if aliens do exist?”

I had a lot of fun envisioning Lanjo, the alien that befriends my main character, Tom Whitaker. A graphic artist did this rendition after I described to him what Lanjo looks like. The expression on his face (a grimace) is the alien equivalent of a smile. If you look closely, you’ll see the extra digit on each hand and the friendship bracelet he receives from Tom’s daughter as part of the story 🙂

Flowchart of events in novel (Spoilers are hidden)

Initial effort at revising completed first draft scene by scene – resulting in a much different second draft
Second and third drafts – two more drafts after those for a total of five drafts to a polished manuscript
Bookcover Mockup – Cover Reveal!
And finally – Proofs (Hardback on left and Paperback on right)
Book Launch Buzz for ALIEN NEIGHBORS!