Thursday, May 24, 2012

Blog Tour: Last Time Keepers by Sharon Ledwith

Today Sharon Ledwith has stopped by with a guest post for her Last Time Keeper's Blog Tour hosted by Young Adult Novel Reader. Check it out!

Top Fav Time Travel Movies

I love all things time travel. I guess that’s one of the reasons why I started writing a time travel series. I decided to write for middle-grade/YA readers, starting with The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis, debuting May 18th through Musa Publishing. 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 movies had planted their seeds and rooted me firmly in this genre. It was tough to nail five picks from so many to choose, but ultimately I went for how the movie left me feeling when it was over. I still could have made the list bigger, but after careful consideration, I was happy with my decisions. So, without further ado, my top five fav time travel screen gems…
  • Back to the Future (1985)—Michael J. Fox and Hello, McFly? Can you hear me, McFly?
  • The Terminator (1984)—Arnold came back, all right. Two more times!
  • Somewhere in Time (1980)—Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour together again. And again. And again.
  • Time after Time (1979)—time traveling H.G. Wells versus Jack the Ripper.
  • Timeline (2003)—stop groaning, despite the terrible acting, Michael Crichton wrote a good time travel yarn worthy of the screen.
Here’s the blurb for The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis: When Amanda Sault and her four classmates are caught in a major food fight at school, they are given the choice of suspension or yard duty. It was a no-brainer. A two-week crash course in landscaping leads the kids to discover a weathered stone arch buried in an overgrown backyard. Instead of a forgotten lawn ornament, it turns out to be 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 an evil force—the five children, along with two offbeat adults, are sent on the adventure of their lives to save the Earth from an uncertain future. The Timekeepers’ first mission lands them in England in 1214, where they must find an adolescent Robin Hood and his band of merry teens before history is turned upside-down. Sharon Ledwith is the author of the middle-grade/YA time travel series, THE LAST TIMEKEEPERS, debuting through Musa Publishing this May 18, 2012. When not writing or digging up the past, she enjoys reading, yoga, kayaking, time with family and friends, and single malt scotch. Sharon lives in the wilds of Muskoka in Central Ontario, Canada, with her hubby, a water-logged yellow Labrador and moody calico cat.  

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1 comment:

  1. Hey, Eric, thanks for inviting me over to your virtual crib today! I appreciate the support and exposure you give to authors like me! Kudos to you!