These are some of the side characters from my latest sci-fi novel, Detours in Time, a sci-fi tale of time travel and the mess we can make.
From left to right: Elise, a vintage throwback in (2047), Amy (1997), Salamanca (2047), below is Tomas (2047) Click to see Tomas.
What would each character tell you about herself/himself?
*Elise: (2047) “Yeah, you could say I’m a throwback to a better time. What can I say? I’m not sure about where this world of ours is going. I have a decent job, and those bots can’t replace me. Oh, and I get evenings off. Gives me more time at the dance hall.” *Winks.
*Amy: (1997) “I’m Tabitha’s best friend; we met in Art school. People look at me like I’m strange, but to me, it’s all about self-expression. I’m used to people staring at me. Tabitha’s not really like that, though.”
*Salamanca: (2047) “I met these two, Milt and Tabitha, by complete accident. She couldn’t stop staring at me, must be the wings I just got. I was passing by; I thought I’d just have a quick smoke. I’m really trying to quit, trying to straighten up my act. Do you like my wings? They have special meaning for me. Helping me remember my momma and her angels.” From the book: “It’s okay. I’m just a tad bit moody. Sorry guys, I’m really working on my patience!”
*At bottom above, Tomas: (2047) “Milt and Tabitha were such a lovely pair. I don’t know where they’re from, but it’s obviously not here. Still, they needed a little help. Milt was so appreciative of everything and very curious. I never could get too much information from them, though. Still, I was honored that I could be of some help to them.”
Next to Tomas is a representation of what his arm tattoos might look like. Tomas is an avid fisherman for a living, and his tattoos reflect that. He also dabbles in art on the side.
Stephen Pring, (2018) and Jared Hansen (1997), Pinky’s wayward brother.
*Stephen: (2018)- “They came from out of nowhere, and saved me. Everything happens for a reason. I’m telling you, I will make sure we win this war. People say I should bow out now because of the injury. Not on your life. I will make a difference.”
*Jared: (1997)- “Well, yeah, I care about Tabitha. She hasn’t heard from me in so long, because I’m trying to get my life together. I don’t want to lean on her. We all have our own stuff, our own garbage to deal with. That, and the days sometimes just seem to blur into each other.”
To quote a snippet from the most recent review: “I found it quite interesting and some of the ideas and characters brilliant and well developed.”
Find out about Detours in Time for yourself at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711ZW6XF It’s available free in Kindle Unlimited, or on a Kindle Countdown for 1.99 from 7/18-7/25 for Kindle edition! (Normally priced at 2.99 for Kindle).