He wanted a time machine. She wanted an adventure.


Sam Foster is a fairly typical modern American teenager who just invented a time machine. He didn't mean to bring back anything from his first trip to the past, but he returned home to 2005 with more than he bargained for: Meg Clayton, a spirited pioneer girl from Oregon. Their lives - and history - will never be the same again.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

- I have finally updated the broken link to the BTTF story When Worlds Collide, a collaboration with writer Mary Jean Holmes. I am not sure what happened to her website; it's been two years since I've heard from her (in spite of numerous attempts) and I've been worried for quite a while that something has happened to her. Last March, I believe, her website went dark without warning. I had copies on my hard drive of our story and the "forward" information on the page about it, so I carefully transferred that over to my website today. At some point I should take down the broken link to her dark website, but I suppose a part of me hopes it will come back as mysteriously as it went away. (And no, I cannot provide you files of her awesome BTTF stories that are no longer online. WWC was a collaboration and I'm part "owner" of it so I felt sharing the story on my website was acceptable; the other stuff is all her and hopefully, someday, it will be available again.) Finally, please note that WWC is also ONLY available as a downloadable PDF. Mary Jean allowed her work available only in that medium, and I am keeping with her wishes for that particular tale.

- I LIVE! But I haven't been writing much. In March, my husband and I had our first child, so that has been keeping me pretty distracted. Teaching full-time (when not on maternity leave) is another distraction. I've been slowly rereading the PIT books for the first time in years (or since publication in the case of a couple of 'em) so that's been interesting...I'm hoping once I finish that project I can come back to PIT6. Poor neglected story. But....

- ....Writer's Block is still a thing, unfortunately. I keep trying to thaw it out...hopefully someday it will so I can finish books and suchlike! I do miss writing very much: the process, the way it made me feel, the fictional characters. Everything. I'm trying to find a place for writing in my "new life," and I think once I do, it will come back.


Kristen Sheley was born in January 1979 in Beaverton, Oregon. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a BS in magazine journalism, and later earned her Master of Arts in Teaching from Pacific University. She taught high school English for seven years in Northern California before eventually returning to the town of her youth. In 2012, she moved to Colorado, where she is teaching once more.

At nine, she fell in love with writing and dreamed of becoming a published novelist one day. Kristen wrote the first "Partners in Time" book on and off between the ages of fifteen and twenty-one. It was finally published in October 2002. The latest book in the series, A Change of Course, was released in the fall of 2010.

In her spare time, Kristen enjoys photography, history, research, traveling, reading magazines and novels, and movies -- especially the Back to the Future films.