Billy Townsend has lived in a group home his entire life. He has no family and no real friends. His life is a constant upheaval of new towns, new houses and new people. The only thing that stays the same is the nagging loneliness that follows him everywhere. Billy's world is forever changed when he meets a mysterious stranger and suddenly finds himself the target of something not of this world. Billy meets with destiny when an unlikely savior comes to his rescue and he is pulled into the fantastical world of The Time Sphere.
Billy must now journey through the past in order to save the future. As he learns to use his wits and together with new found friends, he finds the strength to meet the challenges set before him. However, Billy soon discovers that his greatest challenge to face is himself.
The Time Sphere is a story of adventure set amidst the perils and mystery of mankind's past; uncovering the hidden secrets of time and the power of the human spirit.
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About the Author
I have many passions in life. Believe it or not, I didn't discover writing until late in life. Of course, I'm an avid reader. I also love traveling; I've been half way around the world. I also adore history and science, just to name a few.
You may think it's interesting that all of these elements happen to be in my book. Well, before I began hammering on a keyboard, I went through the first phase of deciding what to write. This was actually one of the most difficult stages. Yet, once the plot and characters took form in my mind's eye, the story took on a life of its own. It was as though the only control I had was placing my fingers on the keyboard. Of course, this has everything to do with taking knowledge and experience you already have and putting it on paper.
I adore the story of Anne of Green Gables. During this time of serious pondering, I suddenly remembered Gilbert's advice to Anne..."Write what you know". So I took what I knew and The Time Sphere was born.
But then I thought, why stop there? The truth was, there was no greater quantity of knowledge I gained then from my job working with children. That was when Billy was born and the true purpose to my story revealed itself. You know something? I believe our stories are revealed to us. It is though they have a life of their own.
For ten years, I worked as a Child & Youth Worker in residential group homes. I've worked and cared for many children like the ones described in my book and I've always felt that these children have been misunderstood. So, through humor and the occasional tear, I attempted to inform the reader what it is really like for the children of social services. I took my work experience, natural creative talent and love of adventure and history to produce this work.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Billy never went out of his way to be noticed and not because he was shy or humble. Billy grew up an orphan, in and out of group homes. He was not accepted by other kids and so thought himself less. Then everything changed. Jeanie, a fiery red-haired girl took notice of him and together they stumbled into a man who would take them far away from the lives they knew and the time they were familiar with. The Time Sphere introduces time travel as a means to tell more than just the main characters’ stories. It tells the story of Archimedes, Descarte, and several other historical figures. The Time Sphere is like a teen version of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, where Billy and Jeanie must figure out the secret of the Time Sphere through ancient philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians. They must travel through time and place to find out what controls the Time Sphere so they can get back to their own time and place. The plot twist near the end was wonderfully surprising and I thoroughly appreciated it for its cleverness. Everything just made sense in an instant and all the questions I had were answered. Time made sense. Plot made sense. Characters made sense. It was one of the best ‘aha’ moments a reader can get. Through Billy’s journey, he must learn to accept those who are different, and in doing so, accept himself. This book is full of take home messages and facts about historical places and figures. Billy learns that appearances are deceiving, to have faith that what is right will overcome all wrongs, love is not defined by duration, but by the person’s choice to endure, to defend the weak, etc. Most of all though, Billy learns that “A true knight is just a state of mind,” (Location 3011).