I am honored to have on my blog today
and her book Travel Glasses
About the Author
Chess Desalls recently authored the first installment of the YA time travel series, The Call to Search Everywhen. She’s a longtime reader of fantasy and sci-fi novels, particularly young adult fiction. She can’t resist a good fairy tale or fable. When she’s not writing or reading, she enjoys traveling and trying to stay in tune on her flute.
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Goodreads author page: https://www.goodreads.com/ChessDesalls
About the Book
Kindle Edition, 214 pages
Published May 7th 2014 by Czidor Lore, LLC
When an ethereal being knocks Calla to the ground near her family’s lakeside cottage, Valcas helps her to escape by traveling to another place and time. At first, Calla is as intrigued by the otherworldly Valcas as she is by his method of time travel: an altered pair of sunglasses that enable the wearer to search for anyone or anywhere in the past, present or future. That is until she suspects that his search for her was no mere coincidence.
With her trust broken, Calla sets off on her own, taking the Travel Glasses with her. Torn between searching for her estranged father and reuniting with the rest of her family, she tracks down the inventor of the Travel Glasses in hopes of discovering more about Valcas’ past and motivations. With Valcas hot on her trail, Calla hopes to find what she’s looking for before he catches up.
Chatting with the Author
Welcome to my blog….
Tell us a little about your book
Travel Glasses is a YA time travel story about Calla Winston’s journeys into others’ pasts. She discovers more about her own self along the way and gains the strength to face the present. Readers have told me that they identify with Calla and that they are intrigued by the concept of traveling through time by using a pair of altered sunglasses. There’s also a touch of romance.
When you start writing a book do you know it will be a series or does that happen as you write?
It’s pretty much a mystery to me until I’m in the middle of writing the story. For example, I planned for Travel Glasses to be a short story. But then it grew to become a novel. While writing the last third of the story I realized that it Travel Glasses would be the first part of a series. I suspect that the more I got to know the characters, the more complex they and their stories became.
Do you keep a notebook by you at all times just in case an idea comes to mind?
I do! I like to use cute little journals with interesting designs. I’m not good at keeping them by me at all times, but I do like to jot down ideas for different projects.
What made you want to write a book?
I remember wanting to write when I was a kid. I’m not sure why—I didn’t really have anything to write about back then. That goal kind of simmered in the background until about five years ago. A friend and I started having weekly writing chats about story ideas and shared drafts of our work that we planned to enter in writing competitions. That got the writing dream going again.
What book are you reading now?
Right now, I’m reading Stardust by Neil Gaiman, Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott, The Never Ending Story by Michael Ende and several others.
What do you like to do when you are not writing?
I like to travel and perform flute music.
Can you tell us 5 random facts about yourself?
I was a band geek. Um, yeah…was. Past tense. ;o)
I’ve seen fewer movies than anyone else I know.
I’m an extrovert.
I love custard and mayonnaise even though I think eggs are really gross.
I enjoy decorating cakes and cupcakes.
Thanks for chatting with me Chess, this was fun 🙂
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