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The Background

Science Fiction writer Elizabeth Crowens turns her hand to Sherlock Holmes with the first in a series of books about the Time Traveler Professor;

"How to describe Silent Meridian by Elizabeth Crowens? It’s time travel, magic, and high-pressure Steampunk excitement. It’s literary giants meeting fabulous fictional characters for historical adventure and mad bursts of futuristic drama. It’s a fantastic and fantastical entertainment. So, like our intrepid hero, John Patrick Scott, sit yourself down in your ‘thinking chair’ and let him crank up the time machine. He had to invent his. All you have to do is open this terrific book."

William Martin, New York Times Bestselling Author of Back Bay and The Lincoln Letter

The Story

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is obsessed with a legendary red book. Its peculiar stories have come to life, and rumors claim that it has rewritten its own endings. Convinced that possessing this book will help him write his ever-popular Sherlock Holmes stories, he takes on an unlikely partner, John Patrick Scott, known to most as a concert musician and paranormal investigator. Although in his humble opinion, Scott considers himself more of an ethereal archeologist and a time traveler professor.   

Together they explore lost worlds and excavate realms beyond the knowledge of historians when they go back in time to find it. But everything backfires, and their friendship is tested to the limits. Both discover that karmic ties and unconscionable crimes have followed them like ghosts from the past, wreaking havoc on the present and possibly the future.

Silent Meridian reveals the alternate histories of Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, Houdini, Jung and other notable luminaries in the secret diaries of a new kind of Doctor Watson, John Patrick Scott, in an X Files for the 19th century. Stay tuned for A Pocketful of Lodestones; book two in the Time Traveler Professor series by Elizabeth Crowens.

Appearances

Elizabeth will be appearing at a host of events this year:

STOKERCON May 12-15, 2016, Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, NV (books for sale with Barnes and Noble)  

READERCON July 7-10, 2016, Quincy Marriott, Quincy, MA (outside of Boston) (books for sale with Broad Universe)  

WRITERS DIGEST CONFERENCE August 12-14, 2016, New York Hilton-Midtown, NYC.

WORLDCON/MidAmeriCon II August 17-21, 2016, Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, MO (books for sale with Broad Universe)

DRAGONCON September 2-5, 2016, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Atlanta, GA (books for sale with Broad Universe).

WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION October 27-30, 2016, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Columbus, OH (books for sale with Broad Universe)

Risks and challenges

Minimal risks with this one. Elizabeth is a seasoned writer and we're confident the deadlines are well within her grasp.

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