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chroneticby Kim K. O’Hara

In 2215, the science of chronography allows researchers glimpses of the sights, sounds, and smells of the past, as recorded in chronetic energies. But these once-promising explorations have become mired in politics and greed. When seven-year-old Jored Wallace goes missing, only one person, chronography intern Danarin Adams, realizes he’s gone. Soon she finds out that Jored’s disappearance is only the first of many timestream disturbances. Who can she trust to help her set things right?

 “I love alternate universes and books set in the Pacific Northwest (esp Seattle) so this was a treat to read. The author uses a good mix of science and character development.”

“Original, engaging, and thoroughly enjoyable.”

“The science concept of Chronography is intriguing and reminds me of the latest physics ideas about quantum entanglements acting forward and backward in time.”

CIR: Given the complexity of this plot, what was the writing process like for your book?

O’HARA: Lots of hours at coffee shops during the summer months. Late nights at home during the months when I teach school.

CIR: What would you compare this book to?

O’HARA: It has some of the flavor of Minority Report (without the precogs), the alternate timelines of Back to the Future (without the actual time travel), the alternate world of Jasper Fforde books, and the possible/impossible love of Somewhere in Time.

CIR: What are the main characters like?

O’HARA: Dani is sweet, smart, and unappreciated at first (but that changes). Lexil is a talented young scientist laboring in relative obscurity.

CIR: What themes do you address in this book?

O’HARA: What would you sacrifice if it meant saving someone you loved? Is our world progressing along some sort of designed path? If so, does anybody care if we get off track?

CIR: Is there more coming?

O’HARA: I’m hoping to have the next book in this series done in August 2015. I’ve planned for at least four books. Maybe more.

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