Avey runs away from home--a Manhattan apartment in the 21st century--expecting to find refuge with her grandmother in North Carolina. Instead she finds herself lost in the woods. . . in the 16th century. What--or who--has pulled her back in time, to the Lost Colony of Roake? And why do the people she meets think she can save their lives? Avey seems to have become unstuck in time, but the dangers of the past start to seem much safer than the difficulties of the present. Like Diane Gabaldon's Outlander series, or Jack Finney's classic Time and Again, Avey's adventures, in both past and present, create a compelling story of history and romance, wrapped in a new solution to the centuries-old mystery of what happened to the Lost Colony.
Deborah Quinn learned most of her history from novels, which makes her version of history very exciting but not always accurate. Deborah grew up in the Midwestern United States, then moved to Manhattan, where she spent almost twenty years, and now she lives with her husband, two children, and two skittish cats, in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. It gets so hot there in the summer that you can-literally-fry eggs on the sidewalks. She is currently at work on a second project, about vengeful ghosts, and on a movie about an eccentric woman explorer who discovered a lost city in Syria, early in the nineteenth century. Find out more about the Lost Colony and Eleanor Dare at thetimelocket.com