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Actually this book was published by a small non-profit publisher. I considered self-publishing, but good quality editing and cover design is expensive. Also, acceptance by a publisher who is willing to pay to publish my book was a validation that I had a good story. I am extremely proud of The Chronocar
The young woman who edited my book has master of fine arts in creative writing and a bachelor of arts degree in English with a minor in creative writing. Not only did she improve the quality of the writing, she also challenged my historical research to help make sure it was accurate and believable. After a few weeks of this work, the manuscript was checked by a professional proofreader.
The Chronocar is science fiction, although some consider it to be historical fiction. I call it an Urban Adventure in Time because many people who really enjoyed it claim to dislike science fiction. I think the real issue is that many people don't really understand what science fiction is.
I hope you choose to read and review The Chronocar, and if you do, I hope you enjoy it.
Review selection has been put on hold site-wide. Expect an explanation from Amy before the end of August.
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Imagine being born the son of a slave with the mind of a genius. That was Simmie Johnson in the years following the Civil War. After a perilous escape from oppression, he manages to earn a PhD in physics at Tuskegee, and in his research, discovers the secret of time travel. He develops a design for a time machine, called a Chronocar, but the technology required to make it work does not yet exist.
Fast forward a hundred and twenty-five years. A young African American Illinois Tech student in Chicago finds Dr. Johnson’s plans and builds a Chronocar. He goes back to the year 1919 to meet the doctor and his beautiful daughter, Ollie, who live in Chicago’s Black Belt, now known as Bronzeville. But, he has chosen an unfortunate time in the past and becomes involved in the bloodiest race riot in Chicago’s history.
An Urban Adventure in Time spanning three centuries, from the post Civil War South to Modern Day Chicago to the year 1919 and the bloodiest race riot in Chicago’s history