From Award Winning Author
When timelines clash
beyond the logic of science,
and the key to the future lies
in clues from the past…
1. Please tell us something unique about you that we can’t learn from your bio.
I’m an avid antiquarian book collector and own a significant collection of original Victorian books from first editions of famous authors to science books to stage magic from back then.
2. What’s your favorite part of writing?
Traveling to do my research. I’d love to be able to afford to get a “flat” in London so I could stay over there for months at a time. It’s also easy to get to other parts of Europe from London.
3. What’s the strangest thing you’ve learned while researching a book?
Researching my Time Traveler Professor series has been like trying to solve a mystery. Often puzzle pieces fall into place regarding facts on real characters in the oddest ways. One time I was in Edinburgh and decided to go a different route than usual. That’s when I stumbled upon a volunteer organization that researched family heritage for Scottish families, and I came up with resources I probably wouldn’t have found otherwise. That’s what I call a happy accident.
4. If you could live in one of your stories, which one would you choose and why?
I get so much into my stories when I’m writing them that I feel like I am already living inside them. However, I don’t think I’d willingly choose to do so, especially the suspense novel that I’m revising right now.
5. What stories do you have in the works right now?
Right now I’m juggling two novels. One is the sequel to Silent Meridian, A Pocketful of Lodestones, that takes place from 1914-1917 during the Great War or WWI. The other is a suspense novel with a female protagonist that is based on a true story in 1983. The title is being changed, so I don’t want to give you the old one.
Series: The Time Traveler Professor Book 1
Genre: Speculative Fiction, Gaslight Fantasy, Alternative History
Publisher: MX Publishing
Publication Date: May 15, 2016
A 19th century “X” Files meets H.G. Wells’s “Time Machine” featuring Arthur Conan Doyle and partner
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is obsessed with a legendary red book. Its peculiar stories have come to life, and rumors claim that it has rewritten its own endings. Convinced that possessing this book will help him write his ever-popular Sherlock Holmes stories, he takes on an unlikely partner, John Patrick Scott, known to most as a concert musician and paranormal investigator. Although in his humble opinion, Scott considers himself more of an ethereal archeologist and a time traveler professor.
Together they explore lost worlds and excavate realms beyond the knowledge of historians when they go back in time to find it. But everything backfires, and their friendship is tested to the limits. Both discover that karmic ties and unconscionable crimes have followed them like ghosts from the past, wreaking havoc on the present and possibly the future.
SILENT MERIDIAN reveals the alternate histories of Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, Houdini, Jung and other luminaries in the secret diaries of a new kind of Doctor Watson, John Patrick Scott, in an X Files for the 19th century. Stay tuned for A Pocketful of Lodestones; book two in the Time Traveler Professor series by Elizabeth Crowens.
An impressive debut novel full of surprises and unexpected adventures between a time traveling music professor and a number of well-known Victorians
– Trina King, Amazon Reviewer
Read the First Three Chapters
This is a true roller coaster ride. For people who love Sherlock Holmes, or for people who love time travel, or for people who just enjoy not knowing what’s going to come next.
– Susan Breen, Amazon Reviewer
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About Elizabeth Crowens
Elizabeth Crowens is the pen name author of SILENT MERIDIAN, an alternate history/ 19th century “X Files” alternate history novel published by MX Publishing in London. Recently she won First Prize in Chanticleer Review’s Goethe Award for Turn-of-the-Century Historical Fiction, is on the short list of finalists for Chanticleer’s 2016 Cygnus Awards for Speculative Fiction, Paranormal and the Ozma Award for Fantasy Fiction and received an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s fiction short story contest for Emerging Writers. She has also published a variety of non-fiction articles and is currently writing a column called The Poison Apple in the World Fantasy and Alfie Award-winning publication, BlackGate.com.
Recently, she participated on panels at The World Fantasy Convention, MidAmericon II/Worldcon, Lunacon, Heliosphere, the Writer’s Digest Conference, Queens Book Festival, Philcon and was also interviewed for the radio show, Hour of the Wolf. A Pocketful of Lodestones, the sequel to Silent Meridian is awaiting a publication date. Current work-in-progress is Killer Between My Sheets, a psychological/domestic suspense novel/series.
A 15-year veteran of the film industry in Hollywood, she’s also an alumnus of Algonkian workshops and the Gotham Writer’s Workshop and a member of the Horror Writers Association, Historical Writers of America and Mystery Writers of America. An active Sherlockian, she’s lectured on Arthur Conan Doyle, belongs to several Sherlockian scions, and is an independent scholar on Eastern and Western mysticism and Jungian psychology. A blackbelt in martial arts, she’s lived in Japan. Currently, she lives in New York City.
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