Clete Barrett Smith (www.cletebarrettsmith.com) was a teacher for over ten years in Bellingham, WA . He has a master's degree in writing for young adults from Vermont College and has won several screenwriting awards. He used his experiences in the small towns and forested mountains of the Pacific Northwest when writing Aliens on Vacation, Alien on a Rampage, and this book. Clete lives in Bellingham with his two daughters.
When David's grandma wins a hotelier award and goes to accept it on another planet, security officer Tate assumes full control of the Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast. His decision to put the alien tourists on total lockdown doesn't go over well, however, and most of the guests vacate. Tate decides to retrieve Grandma, leaving David and his friend Amy home alone. Running the B&B when there are only a few guests should be a breeze, especially for two kids who saved the universe just a few weeks ago. But soon David and Amy (and alien pooch, Snarflle) are faced with such problems as a lost alien, a pair of gate-crashers, and a potential horde of UFO-watchers descending on the inn. Middle grade readers will be over the moon about this third kooky comedy featuring an assortment of hapless humans and admirable aliens.