Monday, May 6, 2019

A Teaser for Nicole Valentine's debut novel, A TIME TRAVELER'S THEORY OF RELATIVITY, Coming in October 2019

Hi everyone! I won't be around for the next two months. I'm having brain surgery this week.

Yes, you read that right.

My third aneurysm, which is unruptured, will be repaired so it can't rupture as the first two did. I'm confident that I'll be in good hands. The recuperation period should be about a month, but I'm taking some time after that to get back to doing normal things again.

Like reading and writing!

I'll be back in July with an interview with a young woman I'm proud to call my friend, debut author, Nicole Valentine, whose MG sci fi novel, A Time Traveler's Theory of Relativity pubs October 1, 2019, from Carolrhoda Books/Lerner. It's garnering plenty of praise already --  and it's a Junior Library Guild selection! Congratulations, Nicole!

Here's a teaser (i.e., the official description):

Twelve-year-old Finn is used to people in his family disappearing. His twin sister, Faith, drowned when they were three years old. A few months ago, his mom abandoned him and his dad with no explanation. He clings to the concrete facts in his physics books and to his best friend, Gabi, to cope with his sadness. But when his grandmother tells him the family secret: that all the women in their family are Travelers, he realizes he has to put his trust in something bigger than logic to save his Mom.


I'll see you on the other side.

In the meantime, please visit other Marvelous MG Monday posts found at Greg Pattridge's blog, ALWAYS IN THE MIDDLE.


  1. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to read this book. The description has me hooked. My thoughts are also with you for a quick recovery and I look forward to your return on a future MMGM.

  2. Looking forward to you returning to the blog to share more about this book. I hope your surgery and recovery go well.

  3. This sounds like a good book. I'll keep an eye out for it. I'll miss your good posts. I sure hope this resolves your problem once and for all! Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  4. I'll be praying for you, Joanne! Thanks for letting us know in advance. :)

    1. Thank you, Faith! Prayers are always appreciated.

  5. Wishing you healing thoughts and a wonderful recovery. I am glad you are taking time after the surgery to get yourself back to normal. Hugs!!

    The book looks so good. I am definitely curious about it. Thanks for putting it on my radar.

    1. You're welcome, Jess. I predict this book will make a big splash!

    2. And thank you for your healing thoughts.

  6. hope, you getting better soon...
    nice book.

  7. This sounds like a fascinating story. I love the title. Meanwhile, I have been following your surgery journey on FB and am so happy it all went well. Hope you are soon back to posting and to enjoying your life.


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