You’re looking for a way to introduce your novel, or series, or even a couple of quasi-related books, and can’t come up with anything that will work. Have you thought of a collection of short stories designed to introduce your characters or a scene that is pivotal to the book but doesn’t fit in there? You can even combine stories from several books of the same genre, and give your readers a double treat. Let them read these quickies and see if they’re interested in “catching up on the whole story.”
Right Wrong Nothing In Between introduces the Paradox Lost Trilogy and a standalone novel The Curse of Grungy Gulley. The two stories here aren’t available in print, but they are in a wonderful ebook that you can read on your coffee break. Or your lunch hour, if you want to devour both at the same time.
Sometimes the past and the future aren’t so different after all. Consequences catch up with everyone. Even if you’re a prophet who sees salvation. Even if you’re a demon set on destroying the world.
He stood on the banks of the Coosawhatchie River. The man of many years stared across the small waves causing a rowboat at a pier to bob up and down. The boat seemed to represent his life, from the day he arrived, throughout his own education where he felt as if Travelers made up the rules as they went along, and into his own years actively traveling through time.
He had been graced with the name of Dennis James Sullivan. Dennis for his father, the greatest fire chief in San Francisco’s history, and James for his mother’s brother, a banker in the Midwest.
Both had contributed to his youth, but James, as he was called, learned more from the father he’d planned to emulate, until fate in the form of a Gateway changed everything seconds before the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906.
James believed that he had conquered the turmoil he felt at abandoning his mother. His duty had been to change Traveling, according to the woman who had approached him as he mourned for his father. He was always one to obey duty. His life had certainly been filled with excitement in the early years, but then he gave up his jaunts through history to raise his family and teach future Travelers.
Is this my fault? Did I somehow fail my students?