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Time Trippers – The Nights of the Round Table – Christmas Holiday Special – Free on Kindle December 19-23, 2015   Leave a comment

Capturing the Spirit of the Twenties!

This historically accurate time travel adventure was written as an experiment in time travel – as if you actually traveled back in time, a day by day account: Take a trip back to the last week of September, 1927 to see Babe Ruth hit his record-breaking 60th home run, and hopefully connect with members of the famed Algonquin Round Table, especially the sardonic Dorothy Parker. So I let actual events tell the story just as if you actually traveled to New York City in 1927 (from Philadelphia’s Independence Hall as a time portal) and what could plausibly happen that week. I had no idea how it would unfold nor how it would end as I wrote it.
I literally traveled back in time thanks to exhaustive research using the New York Times as a day by day guide as well as other sources such as my extensive collection of 1920’s magazines, my 1926 Official Guide of Railways and Steamship schedules, for example.Listening to original 1920’s recordings (available on iTunes) and reading actual periodicals of that time, it feels like you could actually step out into the Roaring Twenties.
Of course the story itself is fictional. So if so inclined, please give it a read and hang out with Dorothy Parker, Benchley and the other wits of the Round Table as well as Babe Ruth, a young James Cagney and a mysterious Japanese Navy midshipman from their actual goodwill visit to N Y Harbor starting that Wednesday, September 28th, 1927.

 

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So if you are having as much difficulty finding a gift as our friend above in the cartoon from Christmas, 1924 (by James Montgomery Flagg) try giving someone this adventure in time travel. (Keep in mind the nice thing about a Kindle gift is that someone cannot fling the book at your head if they are displeased: “This is a book not to be tossed aside lightly – it should be thrown with great force!” – Dorothy Parker)

 To find out more, and have some fun along the way, take a walk back in time with us to the last week of September, 1927 to see Babe Ruth hit his record-breaking 60th home run. Hang out with the incomparably witty Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and Harpo Marx. Meet Dorothy’s friend, F. Scott Fitzgerald; run into a young and as yet unknown James Cagney, Ben ‘Bugsy’ Siegel, a certain Japanese Navy midshipman and many others.
If you liked ‘Midnight in Paris’ or ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and enjoy Jack Finney’s ‘Time and Again,’ then you might like this book too! Enjoy! Available on Amazon both Paperback and Kindle editions!

Time Trippers: The Nights of the Round Table Amazon Page

 

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Kindle and Paperback versions of Time Trippers now fully linked and available on Amazon.   Leave a comment

Time Trippers: The Nights of the Round Table is now fully available in both paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon.com! It is finished at last.

Since all of the marketing of my humble book has been done ‘bass-ackwards’ I’ll be releasing the press releases by the end of November in time for the Christmas holiday shopping, and setting up some book signing events. Should have done all that before the book was released. Oh well, live and learn.

While the book may appear on the surface to be, “Ho hum, another amateurish, sloppy self-published book brimming with puerile drivel.”  But in fact, its very accurate history (with an MA in History I could hardly do less) and a highly plausible story based on actual events and provides, as I’ve said ad nauseum,  a realistic ‘snapshot’ of life and culture in the Jazz Age, carefully modeled. A CEO of a tech company here in Minnesota found it not only entertaining but he said that he learned a lot about the 1920’s, that it was a more significant decade than he thought, and even suggested that it would make a good movie or should become a radio play for ‘A Prairie Home Companion!’ Nobody was more surprised than myself at this!  So, boys and girls, please check it out. Your support is always appreciated!

Now working on the two sequels as well as my ‘Inspector Tanaka Murder Mystery’ new book project.

Posted October 24, 2011 by mikeile51 in Uncategorized

Time Trippers – The Nights of the Round Table   Leave a comment

Revised, final version available on Amazon.com both in paperback and now on Kindle! The Kindle version sells for $1.99. For now, you have to go the the Kindle Store to get it. Soon both will be linked together, making shopping easier.
Enjoy!

Posted October 13, 2011 by mikeile51 in Uncategorized

Coming soon….   Leave a comment

Posted September 6, 2011 by mikeile51 in Uncategorized

Final version will be available shortly……   Leave a comment

The initial release was deliberately low-key to wait for some feedback from readers, and correct a few egregious punctuation missteps that somehow escaped my all-seeing eye  and that of my editor, plus made a couple of edits eliminating some of my cherished yet verbose parts and a few details needed. Once this edition becomes available, THEN I will issue the  Press Release, and embark on a marketing campaign, now that I’m fully satisfied. Changes are not significant overall, but will put the subtle touch of paprika that was missing from the Goulash (Ooh, I hate Metaphors!).

Posted September 5, 2011 by mikeile51 in Uncategorized

The book is now for sale on Amazon.com and my E-Store!!   1 comment

The book is now for sale on Amazon.com and my E-Store!!

Available at Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Time-Trippers-Nights-Round-Table/dp/1451524412/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1306344154&sr=1-4

Or check my E-Store:

https://www.createspace.com/3437014

Enjoy!

Posted May 20, 2011 by mikeile51 in The Books, Uncategorized

Editing is DONE!   2 comments

The editing is finally done! (I’ve managed to procrastinate as much as possible, still, got it finished!)

Waiting on the final draft to eyeball the changes then, Talley Ho! To market we go!

Posted April 4, 2011 by mikeile51 in Uncategorized