Is Time Travel for YOU?

In the new version of Traveling With Grandma, precocious 8 year old Katie Carson discovers a primitive time travel machine in Grandma’s basement.  She is chock full of adventure and willing to put adventure ahead of safety.  But, Katie’s parents apply the brakes and Grandma steps in to offer Katie a rational way to argue for her own needs.  Using humor and example, Grandma gives lessons in history, science, family relationships and meeting your needs responsibly.  As Katie learns, her parents become more willing to attend to her needs for adventure with Grandma.  At the same time, Grandma’s three adult children struggle with the dilemma of respecting their mother’s needs for fulfillment versus their needs to keep their aging mother safe and secure.  It’s a fun book for parents and grandparents but older children will be intrigued with the book as well.

If space travel became more routine and affordable, would you take a chance on being a pioneer?  Would you want the adventure like Katie or would you opt for safety and the known of this world.  There’s some science here but it’s not difficult to understand.  And, much of it is already reality!  Some day, we’ll all be making choices similar to those of Grandma and Katie.  Would you be one of the pioneers or would you take a wait-and-see attitude??




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    Posted April 26, 2013

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    Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers’ Favorite ¿Beyond a Black H

    Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers’ Favorite

    “Beyond a Black Hole” by Dr. Karen Hutchins Pirnot is a highly entertaining and imaginative standalone novel in the “Skymasters” series. Although it works quite nicely as a standalone, it has me wanting very much to read the previous and subsequent episodes. In “Beyond a Black Hole”, Allie has just returned from visiting a parallel Earth in another universe, only to find that her cousin Eilla grabbed hold of her just as she transported, and hitched a ride along with Allie to Earth. The girls get belated permission from Eilla’s parents to stay with Allie for the school year, and thus begins a new adventure for the two, far beyond the imagination of the adults in their lives. This book refers often to an adventure they had on Eilla’s planet, Terra, helping the book stand on its own, but also helping to set up the adventures they have beyond the Black Hole.

    This story is a delightful adventure story featuring two pre-teen girls and a contingent of scientists, professors, and similar brainiacs who are part of their lives. The author has done a remarkable job of creating sincerely genuine and believable characters. She has also cleverly inserted genuine scientific facts and/or theories into this science fiction story, and that combination may well influence many young girls to pursue a career in a scientific field. The story line is unique but it is so believably presented. Also somewhat unique is the amount of pure fun injected into this story. The “big” adventure the girls have could easily have been frightening or even deadly, yet it is given as peaceful and pleasant. This is intended to be a book for pre-teen children, but its appeal goes way beyond that age range. The story held me enthralled throughout, and as I stated above, I want to find and read the rest of this series. I believe many adults will likewise find this tale to be a very pleasant reading experience. I recommend this for readers – not only fans of Sci-Fi, but ALL readers – between the ages of around 8 to 88. It is that good.

  2. Fantastic blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers?
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      Hi Dusty,
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