Tuesday, March 2, 2021

*Book Tour & Giveaway* Myth Agent by L.A. MacFadden-GUEST POST


Myth Agent
by L.A. MacFadden
Genre: Historical Time Travel, Science Fiction

It's 1945, soon after VJ Day. Odessa Shatto, an antiques dealer, is pierced in the side by a prehistoric bone. The next morning she awakens, horrified to see a hideous green slime creeping over her, hardening into a cocoon that quickly entombs her in darkness and leaves her fearing for her life. Each time it happens, she remembers feeling a sense of being thrown hard, as though from the hand of a giant. And the last time, she remembers her trajectory crossing with that of her fiancé, a soldier who has been injured in the Pacific in World War Two. They may think of their paths crossing as a gift, but in reality it will produce agonizing results.

Ruttledge Rosenbaugh, a professor of science devoted to his students at Hensley University, has spent years learning from his mentor, whose mantra was that time travelers are constantly around and unnoticed. But nothing Ruttledge has ever heard or read on time travel prepares him for what he witnesses in his secret laboratory in 1910. After recuperating from the ordeal, he spends years trying to prove the existence of time travel, while a jealous rogue from his past lies in wait, hoping to debunk any time travel theory the professor develops--no matter the cost.
Myth Agent is a time travel tale, woven of the fantastic, and interspersed with traces of historical fiction.

L.A. MacFadden was born in Oregon in 1956 to parents who were fond of the great outdoors and instilled that appreciation in their five children. Her father was employed by the Boy Scouts of America in Oregon, Washington, and Montana, so she spent all of her youthful summers in Boy Scout camps her father directed. But because the programs of course weren't for girls, she and her three sisters spent a good deal of time reading books borrowed from the libraries of nearby towns. Those wonderful days of reading all those books-whether in the library, under the shady branches of trees, or in a tiny cabin, were responsible for her love of books, and no doubt led to her desire to become an author.
In 1975 she married her high school sweetheart, then a member of the United States Marine Corps. Later, they settled in western Oregon, near the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, where they enjoy spending time with their two grown children, grandchildren, and a host of extended family. L.A. MacFadden can often be found at home, working on her next book!


 How I found time to write as a parent…

When my kids were young, I worked in the city, so it was difficult to find time to write. But every now and then I enrolled in a few creative writing night classes at local community colleges. Finding time to complete homework assignments—perhaps three to five pages of a story—was tricky, yet somehow I always managed. For several years I met with a small group of fellow writers I had met in one of the classes. We spent hours practicing our writing together, using each other for sounding boards, and sometimes just visiting each other for fun with no writing going on whatsoever. I remember that time of my life happily.

I always had a spiral notebook in my huge purse, and often worked on a story whenever I was on the bus or train commuting. Other than that, the writing classes and an occasional workshop, there wasn’t much opportunity for writing when my kids were small, but I had faith that eventually my time would come. Nowadays, I choose my own work hours at home. The only living being around me Monday through Friday is our good-natured old dog! While it is satisfying to be able to write whenever I want to, there are many times I would trade my quiet home for the busy, happy noises of family.

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