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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Going back in time...

What kind of research goes into writing a time-travel novel? Do you need some kind of time machine like the DeLorean (from Back to the Future)…or will a penny be enough to whisk you back in time?

I'm fascinated with time-travel stories…and movies. Every writer puts a different spin on their plot, which is what I love. It’s so intriguing to read how someone from our time can be sent back (or forward) to another dimension. I love reading how that person adjusts—or at least tries to adjust—to their new world, and then what steps they take to return to their own time.

Over the years, many movies have grabbed my curiosity mainly because of the time-travel element. In BackTo the Future, Doc & Marty tried to create a new way to get Marty back home—without messing up the time-continuum. The intrigue of waiting for that moment, and almost not making it, kept me captivated.  In Timeline it was the fast-paced story of trying to find the one man they were sent back in time to get, only to have everything go wrong at every turn.  In Kate& Leopoldokay, mainly I loved this story because of the romance, and hullo—Hugh Jackman! (heehee) But I loved how he was sent forward in time, only for her to go back in time. Loved that concept!   And with Somewhere In Time, (dreamy sigh) it was a wonderful romance that lasted throughout the years, combined with the romantic music…(another sigh). Yes, that is one of my all-time favorites.

I think one of the reasons I like time-travels so much is because I find myself thinking about how I would change my life if I knew what I did and could travel back in time to change it… I also think of how I would like to experience the 1800’s (Regency or even Victorian England) if just for a week; to see what the gentlemen were really like, and how the women of those times really behaved. After a week though, I’m sure I’d want to return to my own time.

I have written a couple of time-travel novels. Each one has a different twist to the time-travel element. I tried to combine all the things I enjoy reading or watching movies that make the storyline interesting. I invite you to check out “Waiting forYou”, and coming soon, “Love Lost inTime”.
How would you feel if you were suddenly whisked back in time? What era would you like to end up in??


What type of time-travel stories to you like to read or watch? Please leave a comment (with your name and email) for a chance to win an ebook of my story, “Waiting for You”.

 About the author

Marie Higgins is a best-selling, multi-published author of sweet romance; from refined bad-boy heroes who make your heart melt to the feisty heroines who somehow manage to love them regardless of their faults. Visit her website / blog to discover more about her –



Glenda Hislop said...

I like romance time travel the best but really like anything but horror or erotica.

Sue Bursztynski said...

I liked Time After Time very much - H.G Wells builds a time machine and comes forward in time, following Jack The Ripper. He finds romance and takes her ba k with him...

Charlene Burlison said...

I love time travel but not horror or erotica.

duelalias said...

It would be cool to go, but I wouldn't want to stay.