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Alan and Celia by suburbanbeatnik Question of Time characters by suburbanbeatnik Alan Forrest Pin-Up by suburbanbeatnik Alan Forrest, Take One by suburbanbeatnik

I've got some incredible news for you guys. I've been shopping my manuscript for "A Question of Time" around-- and after several months and several rejections, it's finally found a home with Champagne Books, a wonderful indie publishing house based in Canada! It's coming out in November 2012-- I have a contract, and I've been assigned an editor. It's very cool to see how everything works on the inside now!

As you can imagine, this is tremendously exciting.  My personal illustration site will remain that, but I'm revamping my blog so I can feature my writing and my books there. Watch this space for more news, contests and everything.  

If you're wondering what the story is about, here's a brief blurb:

Successful author Celia Cavalotti is still mourning the death of her favorite teacher, who died in a car crash in 1989. But when a car crash of her own hurtles her back in time to the week of his death, she finally has a chance to set things right.

Finding herself in the 1980s is a shock to the extremely modern Celia-- but even more shocking is seeing her dead English teacher, Alan Forrest, alive before her very eyes. Alan is far more handsome than she remembers, and she can't resist the urge to flirt. After all, they have so much in common, like writing and a shared love of science fiction. Celia knows she's falling in love with him-- but can she use this opportunity to prevent his tragic death? What is happening to her? And why can't she seem to stay in one place and time?


So yes, it's got romance, death, sex, the 1980s, and heaping helpings of pop culture references (and Rick Astley too). It's totally awesome man... totally awesome to the max.




  • Listening to: WRAS-- Rotation with Alexis
  • Reading: Silver Snakes by Christian Dabnor
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:iconrosengeist:
Rosengeist Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Huzzah! And I got to read it before it got big! How awesome dear, congratulations! I knew it would happen sooner or later.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Thanks for being so supportive too. :hug:
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:iconrosengeist:
Rosengeist Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
(hug) Naturally dear! It's a GREAT piece of work! :)
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NatAsplund Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
yay!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:dance:
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FoxPirate Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional Artist
super congrats!!! This is fantastic news!!!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It is! And now I gotta finish filling out those marketing and cover art sheets! :)
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FoxPirate Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Artist
awesome!! Have fun!! XD
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL, I sure will! ;P
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Snitter Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional Writer
CONGRATS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!! Wow, that must be so mega exciting!!!! :w00t:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Believe me, it is! Thanks! :dance:
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
How exciting! I have to admit, I LOVE time travel romances. They're one of my big guilty pleasures, and I don't think i've ever seen one set in the 80's - I love it!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oooh, how awesome-- I didn't know that, but somehow I'm not surprised! What are some of your favorite time travel romances?

I like to think that my story is the first 1980s time travel romance ever... which makes me laugh. 10 or 15 years ago, I never dreamed this might be my eventual claim to fame! :P
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
I can't even remember any of the titles, and almost all of my pulp fiction is still boxed up - but if there is a sassy modern lady and hunky manly-men of yore involved (preferably in kilts. Or regency attire. mmmmmmmmmm....) I am almost guaranteed to revel in it.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That sounds great! I'm a bit tired of the whole "time travelling to Ye Olde Highland Scotland" because they all tend to be Diana Gabaldon rip-offs with badly written Scottish brogues-- and I'm not that crazy about Gabaldon to begin with. But I've read a few very fun books featuring the "time travelling back to 18-19th century England" premise (mainly "The Elsingham Portrait" by Elizabeth Chater, and "Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict" by Laurie Viera Riger-- both are highly enjoyable, if you want to give them a try. :)
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
UGH DIANA GABALDON.

I tried to read one of those outlander books after the 50th person told me I just "Had to!!!!!!", and I couldn't even get halfway through it. I can't even define what it was that i didn't like, I think they were just... not any fun at all. SO SERIOUS. Also, I think I prefer romance novels that don't have any pretenses of NOT being a romance novel ;)

Titles and authors noted :heart: I might have read the Jane Austen one - I'm trying to find the 'Jane Austen time travel' book I have because I don't remember the title or author... one of these days I'll get fully unpacked.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
OMG, I am so happy to hear that someone feels the same way as me.

I don't just dislike Outlander. I frankly HATE it. I had the same experience as you-- people knew I loved time travel stories, and the 18th century, and were on me like a ton of bricks to read it. Well, I really did not enjoy it, for various reasons. I think in large part it was because the plot and characters were really quite stupid, but it took itself VERY seriously. It was just so ridiculous and pompous... yet filled with squick-inducing violence. Blech!
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ElenaTria Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Congrats!! :D :D This is great news!!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!! :D :hug:
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JadineR Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
:eager: Yay! Congrats <3 It's an awesome story -- I'm surprised it hadn't been picked up sooner!

Now I'll be able to read it :drool:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It'll be more than a year before it comes out, unfortunately... but that's publishing for you. I'm so glad you're excited!

Nice drooly icon by the way. :XD:
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lorneniesart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Exciting!! Congrats, and I can't wait to read it!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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LadyofFellan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Sounds interesting! Congratulations!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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RowanLewgalon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011   General Artist
That's splendid news!
Congartulations!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!
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blind-fate Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Wow! Congratulations! :D I will definitely order a copy when it becomes available :clap:
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I really appreciate that. :hug:

How's the edits on "Pearl" coming along?
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blind-fate Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
About 50% through reader edits. We are working on it when we meet up :) and then I go home and read through all the notes :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wooo! I can't wait to see it! :dance:
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blind-fate Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Neither can I :D
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yeahgirl11 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:music: Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down :music:
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Bitchin'! Although I do have a question- I thought you couldn't post any of your writing on the internet when it is going to be published?
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I want a RickRoll icon now too... but there's this: [link]

This is my official blurb (which I originally wrote for the query letter) so I'm sure it's okay. Anything to pique my readers' interest! :)
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