22 May 2012

The Last Timekeepers Blog Tour


Today Sharon Ledwith has stopped by with a guest post for her Last Time Keeper's Blog Tour hosted by Young Adult Novel Reader. Check it out!

Sharon Ledwith's Top Fav Time Travel Books

Since I’m writing a time travel series for middle-grade/YA, beginning with The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis, debuting May 18th through Musa Publishing, I thought it would be fun and fitting to do a little time traveling in my mind and recall what books had planted their seeds and rooted me firmly in this genre. It was tough to nail five picks, even with all the technological tools and data out there. But when I hit on a title, I went for how the book made me feel when I read it. After asking that, it made my choices easy.

So, without further ado, my five fav time travel reads…

  • The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon—kilts, romance, and a kick-ass heroine!
  • A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle—Newbury winner and tesseracts included.
  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells—a must read classic for any serious time-travel fan.
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain—one of the world’s first stories about time travel.
  • A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux—you had me at knight and shining!

Here’s the blurb for The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis:

When Amanda Sault and her four classmates are caught in a major food fight at school, they are given the choice of suspension or yard duty. It was a no-brainer. A two-week crash course in landscaping leads the kids to discover a weathered stone arch buried in an overgrown backyard. Instead of a forgotten lawn ornament, it turns out to be an ancient time portal from the lost continent of Atlantis. Chosen by an Atlantean Magus to be Timekeepers—legendary time travelers sworn to keep history safe from an evil force—the five children, along with two offbeat adults, are sent on the adventure of their lives to save the Earth from an uncertain future. The Timekeepers’ first mission lands them in England in 1214, where they must find an adolescent Robin Hood and his band of merry teens before history is turned upside-down.

Sharon Ledwith is the author of the middle-grade/YA time travel series, THE LAST TIMEKEEPERS, debuting through Musa Publishing this May 18, 2012. When not writing or digging up the past, she enjoys reading, yoga, kayaking, time with family and friends, and single malt scotch. Sharon lives in the wilds of Muskoka in Central Ontario, Canada, with her hubby, a water-logged yellow Labrador and moody calico cat.

8 comments:

  1. Hello, Christy! Thank you for inviting me into your virtual home and giving me the opportunity to have a voice in cyber space. I really appreciate bloggers like you who put your time and energy into helping an author get exposure. You rock! Cheers!

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  2. Ah, Sharon. A Knight In Shining Armor. I'll never forget Arabella on the table. In fact, I named a character in one of my stories Arabella after her. I know now why I like you so much! I wish you huge success with The Last Timekeepers.

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  3. Thank you for your comments, Cordelia! It's awesome to get this kind of support!

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  4. Hi there. I visited from the blog tour by Rachel Marks. She's a dear. Like your blog.
    Would love it if you returned the favor of my tweets and promoting your blog on my FB pg. Check it out at https://www.facebook.com/Writingdivine
    You will see it there.

    I also joined your blog via GFC and today, followed you on Networked Blogs. Would love it if you did the same for me on my blog. It's http://www.thefatandtheskinnyonwellness.com/
    Thanks so much. Appreciate it.

    A pleasure,
    Ciao,
    Carole

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  5. What a fantastic blog, I will be checked back often. And such a great spot for a wonderful lady, Sharon. Can't wait to read this book ! :)

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  6. Thanks to Carole and Jeanne for stopping by and sending me their well wishes! Cheers, ladies!

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  7. Thank you all for stopping by! And thank you for the kind remarks. :) Sharon--I love helping to promote great reads! :) Carole--I can't wait to check out your blog!

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