CURTIS LOVELLE is a happy man with a good life. He adores his wife and young son and couldn't imagine anything better. Then he wakes up eighteen years in the past and finds he has to live his life over again from the age of sixteen.
He tries to recreate his life but finds it impossible. Every decision seems to send him off on a new trajectory. Then he realizes that he is uniquely situated to stop the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He resolves to stop the terrorists and quits worrying about retracing his own steps. If he is going to get his wife back he will do it while he tackles this larger mission.
Lovelle experiences tremendous highs and lows as he fails at some goals and achieves others. In the end he even gets some things he didn't know he wanted.
TIME SKIP is a twist on the typical time travel tale. It's a little bit Sci Fi, a little bit Thriller, and a little bit Alternate History.
Craig is a father, author, Detroiter by locale and Las Vegan at heart. Time Skip and the follow up The Time Skippers are now available. These chronicle the life of a reluctant time traveling vigilante.
As the author of a time travel story,I knew immediately that my protagonist would have to tackle the 9/11 attacks. But with the premise that he was dedicated to restoring his lost life, I needed some impetus that would cause him to change the course of his life. Something had to remind him of that awful day and shake that dedication.
In September of 1986, Lovelle’s life changed in the most dramatic fashion. Every plan he had been making flew right out of the window. On that particular day, he was watching the news when a story came on that redirected his focus in life. What he saw was terrorists holding a plane hostage on a runway. A terrorist organization, headed by Abu Nidal, had hijacked an Egypt Air flight and forced it down in Malta. The end result would be 20 deaths, but, it took only the sight of that plane to remind Lovelle of September 11, 2001.