Things looked bleak for fifteen-year-old Paige Parker and her friends. They got arrested for drinking alcohol, and the judge threatened to throw them in the county's juvenile detention center for thirty days. At the last minute, however, he decided to take a different approach, and he ordered them to join a softball team, and he hoped by playing softball they would be so busy they would stay out of any additional trouble. At first, Paige and the other girls hated it, but when their team, the Missfits, started to get good, the fun officially began.
Jody Studdard is the author of several children's novels, including A Different Diamond, Fastpitch Fever, Escape from Dinosaur Planet, and The Sheriff of Sundown City. He is a graduate of Monroe High School (1989), the University of Washington (1993), and California Western School of Law (1995). In addition to writing, he is a practicing attorney with an office in Everett, Washington. He is a fan of the Seahawks, Storm, and Sounders FC.