Hopefully, the machine will work this time

Tara Tyler, tell us where you were born and where do you live now.


Born: Plymouth, MA; Now: Cincinnati, OH

What makes you passionate about writing?


I want to encourage kids to read and get the message to them that they can succeed as long as they don’t give up


How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?


about a month


Who or What inspired you to write this book?


The IWSG anthology contest with the theme: Time


What is the title of your book?



Could you give us a back cover blurb?


Twelve-year-old Casey has no time for her quirky family. Mr. Zander has been searching for the perfect specimen to save his. When Casey walks into Mr. Zander’s clock repair shop, he sees her as a prime contender and coerces her to help him. Hopefully, the machine will work this time.


What genre does your book fall under?


Sci Fi Thriller


Do you have a favorite character, why?


I like Mr. Zander – he’s dementedly dedicated – he spent his whole life building a time machine to go back and start over


What kind of impact do you expect your works to have in the reader’s lives?


I’d say the message is to deal with what happens in your life and make the most of it


What else might pique the reader’s interest in your book?


The prospect of time travel has consequences – and the relationship between the girl and her captor


Where can we find your book? 




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16 Responses to “Hopefully, the machine will work this time”

  1. Gwen Gardner says:

    Time travel is always so fun. You can go anywhere, do anything and even change the world–hopefully for the better. LOL. Well done, Tara!

    Thanks for hosting, Anna!

  2. Congrats, Tara!
    Your story is amazing… you are the queen of time travel stories!

  3. Loved your time travel story! Keep them coming!

  4. Jemi Fraser says:

    I loved Tara’s story – the time travel aspect was so much fun! 🙂

  5. tara tyler says:

    I had fun answering these questions!
    thanks for the compliment you guys and thank you so much Anna for hosting us and promoting our awesome mystery & suspense anthology!!

  6. Nice! Time travel is a tricky and fun thing to work with, and you did it well!

  7. My heart ached for Mr. Zander, but the story touched on a basic truth that he failed to understand. Well done, Tara.

  8. Dementedly dedicated – I love that description of him.

  9. I especially loved the ending – so unexpected. You do time travel well! It’s a great story!

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