by Sharon Ledwith
I’ve been obsessed with the concept of time travel since I was a young girl. I don’t know why, but the genre just sucks me in. Sorry, no vampires in my series. Well, none that I’m aware of yet. The decision to write The Last Timekeepers time travel series came to me through a dream I had in the late 90s, and I’m glad I managed to pull it out of my subconscious and onto paper. The first book in the series, The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis, is geared for the upper middle grade and lower young adult crowd, but I believe adults would have a blast in the past too. In honor of this timely subject, I thought it would be fun and fitting to do a little time traveling in my mind (with the help of my trusty search engine) and recall what television shows had planted their seeds and rooted me firmly in this genre. I found I was grasping at straws. I could only come up with three legitimate shows I truly liked. So I ended up throwing in a couple of honorable mentions.
So, without further ado, my top five (sort of) fav time travel television shows…
- Quantum Leap (1985)—Scott Bakula, a tight white suit, and any body will do.
- Voyagers! (1982-83)—handsome ex-pirate meets 12 year-old boy, then go travel through time to repair errors in world history together.
- Tru Calling (2003-05)—according to Tru Davies, the dead do speak, and want her to make them undead.
- Doctor Who (1963 and still going)—not a fan, but is worth mentioning as it’s the longest running science fiction television show in the world and has a huge fan base.
- It’s About Time (1966)—think Gilligan’s Island meets the Flintstones. Then again, don’t.
Children are the keys to our future. And now, children are the only hope for our past.
Title: The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis
Series: The Last Timekeepers, Book #1
Author Name: Sharon Ledwith
Genre(s): Young Adult, Time Travel, Middle Grade
Tags: #YAlit #timetravel
Length: Approx. 180 pages
Re-Release Date: June 17, 2015
Publisher: Mirror World Publishing
About The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis:
When 13-year-old Amanda Sault and her annoying classmates are caught in a food fight at school, they're given a choice: suspension or yard duty. The decision is a no-brainer. Their two-week crash course in landscaping leads to the discovery of a weathered stone arch in the overgrown back yard. The arch isn't a forgotten lawn ornament but 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 the evil Belial--Amanda and her classmates are sent on an adventure of a lifetime. Can they find the young Robin Hood and his merry band of teens? If they don't, then history itself may be turned upside down.
Mirror World Publishing
Sharon Ledwith is the author of the middle-grade/young adult time travel series, THE LAST TIMEKEEPERS, and is represented by Walden House (Books & Stuff) for her teen psychic series, MYSTERIOUS TALES FROM FAIRY FALLS. When not writing, researching, or revising, she enjoys reading, exercising, anything arcane, and an occasional dram of scotch. Sharon lives a serene, yet busy life in a southern tourist region of Ontario, Canada, with her hubby, one spoiled yellow Labrador and a moody calico cat.
Learn more about Sharon Ledwith on her WEBSITE and BLOG. Look up her AMAZON AUTHOR page for a list of current books. Stay connected on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, GOOGLE+, and GOODREADS. Check out THE LAST TIMEKEEPERS TIME TRAVEL SERIES Facebook page.
ENTER the giveaway to win:
A signed paperback copy of The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis
A custom crafted Babel Necklace
A signed trading card
A signed postcard
Follow the tour to read Guest Posts, Reviews, Excerpts, and Spotlights:
Tour Coordinated by:
Tour Coordinated by: