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The Timkers

In 2014, William Vaughn, writing as WR Vaughn, branched out to the "new adult" (over eighteen) genre with the release of The Timkers—A Stitch in Time. Unlike his earlier work, these books delve into more adult themes and situations that might not be suitable for younger readers. More importantly, the books include depictions of what life will most certainly be like in the future—they will also make some people uncomfortable and frankly, that's the intention.

Imagine a place in time when science edits history, and tourists vacation in their favorite period in the past. The Timkers follows the exploits and challenges of time marshals striving to ensure time travelers don't disturb the fabric of time while investigating the possibly of altering time to rescue the earth's future. Perhaps if they could fix one pivotal event in history, their planet could be saved. Unfortunately, if something goes wrong, it might mean they, and perhaps millions of other people and historical events, cease to exist—as if they never happened.

Sam Harkins, a young man in trouble with the law, stows away on a outbound time bus and finds himself in 1930. He's confused, and excited, at least at first, when he finds himself rubbing shoulders with men in fedoras he admired while watching old movies like The Sting.

Ruth Riley was not so lucky—she has lived her entire life in poverty and doesn't think the '30s are all that romantic or exciting. She and Sam are destined to meet, but another man is lurking in the shadows—a serial killer bent on taking the lives of young women straying from the path and now he has his eye on Sam.

There are currently three books in the series,

The Timkers—A Stitch in Time set in modern-day and 1930 Seattle.

The Timkers—Déjà Vu begins in Seattle in 1936 and travels to rural Virginia in the year 1861.

The Timkers—Borrowed Time begins in Alexandria Virginia in 1861 and returns to the area around Seattle in the year 2084.


The Timkers series is available on Kindle as well as in print from CreateSpace and Amazon.