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BLURB: When Kevin Johnson, 22, goes to Wallace, Idaho, days after his college graduation, he expects to find rest and relaxation as his family prepares his deceased grandfather’s house for sale. Then he discovers a hidden diary and a time portal that can take him to 1910, the year of Halley’s comet and the largest wildfire in U.S. history. Within hours, Kevin finds himself in the era of horse-drawn wagons, straw hats, and ankle-length dresses. Returning to the same time and place, he decides to travel again and again and make the portal his gateway to summer fun. The adventure takes a more serious turn, however, when the luckless-in-love science major falls for pretty English teacher Sarah Thompson and integrates himself in a community headed for tragedy. Filled with humor, romance, and heartbreak, The Fire, the sequel to The Journey, follows a conflicted soul through a life-changing journey as he makes his mark on a world he was never meant to see.
The Fire can be purchased at: Amazon
BIO: John A. Heldt is a reference librarian and the author of The Mine, The Journey, The Show, and The Fire, the first four novels of the critically acclaimed Northwest Passage time-travel series. The former award-winning sportswriter and newspaper editor has loved getting subjects and verbs to agree since writing book reports on baseball heroes in grade school. A graduate of the University of Oregon and the University of Iowa, he is an avid fisherman, sports fan, home brewer, and reader of thrillers and historical fiction. When not sending contemporary characters to the not-so-distant past, he weighs in on literature and life at johnheldt.blogspot.com.
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Kevin then directed his attention to the main attraction at the end of the street and saw two impressive sights: one he had expected to see and one he had not. The first was an elegant Queen Anne mansion with an ornate exterior and two dormers that framed a second-story balcony. The second, standing at the edge of the balcony, was a woman – a very beautiful woman. Wearing an ankle-length dress and mile-high hair, the slender brunette looked like a Gibson girl from Central Casting. The mansion Kevin had come to see suddenly seemed a lot more elegant.
“Are you lost?” the woman asked in a soft, friendly voice. “You seem lost.”
Kevin laughed to himself.
That’s the understatement of the year.
“I guess I am, at least a little bit.”
“For whom are you looking?”
Kevin nearly blurted out, “No one in particular,” but caught himself and gave the question some thought. He had an answer, and it was pretty damned convenient.
“I’m looking for a man named Asa Johnson. Do you know where I can find him?”
“I most certainly do. He lives in the large white residence at the other end of this street. You can’t miss it. In fact, you probably walked right past it, Mister . . .”
“Johnson. My name is Kevin Johnson, but you can call me Kevin.”
“Are you a relative, Mr. Johnson?”
Kevin smiled. He knew he could handle this one, too, though he also knew it was only a matter of time before she asked a question that he couldn’t answer truthfully.
“Indeed, I am. I’m a very distant relative. I’m visiting here for the first time.”
“Well, welcome to our town,” she said. “I’m sure the other Mr. Johnson will be happy to see you and offer you the warmest hospitality.”
“I’m sure he will, Miss . . .”
“Thompson. My name is Sarah Thompson, but you can call me Miss Thompson.”
Kevin smiled again. He liked her already.