Wednesday, December 5, 2012
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Thanks for stopping by the Indie Shop this lovely Wednesday. Today, I am part of the First Time Blog Tour, and am very excited to tell you all that I got to speak with one of the characters from the book!! Below you will find The Book and Author Information, then at the end is the very interesting and humorous interview with Mr. Garison Fitch!!
"What if history didn't happen that way ... the first time?"
Garison Fitch was one of the most revered scientists in the Soviet Americas until he left fame behind to work on a secret project in his log cabin in the mountains of Marx.
But something went wrong. Instead of traveling interdimentionally, Garison has traveled through time ... twice.
Now, he's in something called "The United States of America" and a woman he's never met before is calling herself his wife. It it a hoax? Or, has he somehow changed history?
If so, can he return the world to what he believes is "normal", or must he live in this strange world he created?
"Sam continues to weave his magic as a storyteller. I always find myself anxious to find out what will happen next and what kind of twist will befall the adventurers. It helps to be familiar with the places that the heroines go, which adds to the story."
"I've had a few very unproductive but enjoyable days thanks to Samuel Ben White. If you haven't read Sam's books you have been missing a treat. These were funny, suspenseful, spiritual and kept you turning the pages."
"Just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed your books. I have a Kindle and I have purchased all of the Garison Fitch novels. I am in Saudi Arabia and your books have really helped take me away from here."
~Scott, Saudi Arabia
Also Part of the Series:
Two years ago Garison Fitch traveled through time and rewrote history. An accident in the eighteenth century created a whole new world, and even gave Garison a wife he had never met before. Now, he’s got a daughter and he’s coming to enjoy this world he created. Until he’s attacked by men masquerading as Indians, and a funeral procession from out of the past enlists his help, and a tree grows from sappling to full-grown in a matter of minutes, threatening his daughter’s very life. Time itself is unraveling and Garison’s trips through time seem to be the cause. Garison must go back in time once again and keep himself from making the original trip that started the problem. But he can’t use his time machine to go back. How does one sew up a rip in time?
Jason Kerrigan and Brownwyn Dalmouth are pilots with the Republic of Texas Army Air Corps. A world war is going on and bombs have just brought an end to Crockett Air Field in south Texas. Jason and Bronwyn, though, are called away from the battle to be test pilots for a new aircraft that-they're told-will bring the war to an end. The experimental craft lives up to expectations in early tests, but then it lands them somewhere it never should have sent them. Another place? Another time? Another dimension? Somehow, they've taken a trip to the future and changed the past. Or did they? The answer to their change of reality may be known to a Justice of the Peace in Colorado named Garison Fitch. To figure it out, though, Garison may have to team up with his least favorite person: Bat Garrett.
Author Samuel Ben White
Samuel Ben White (“Sam” to his friends) is the author of the national newspaper comic strip “Tuttle’s” (found at www.tuttles.net) and the on-line comic book “Burt & the I.L.S.” (found at www.destinyhelix.com). He is married and has two sons. He serves his community as both a minister at a small church and a chaplain with hospice. In addition to his time travel stories, Sam has also written and published detective novels, a western, three fantasy novels and four works of Christian fiction.
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First Time: The Legend of Garison Fitch Tour Schedule:
Now, for the interview!!
Ok, so tell us a little bit about yourself? Gender? Age? Name would be good too! Um, where you live… Oh! What are the color of your socks today?
My name is Garison Fitch. I’m thirty-two, or maybe thirty-seven. It’s not that I don’t know, it’s just that my story is one of time travel and my age is dependent on whether you count the 5 years in the past or not. I live in La Plata Canyon, a beautiful valley a few miles west of Durango, Marx—I mean, Colorado (I still can’t get used to that).
I’m not wearing socks. My wife got me these great things called sandals and I’m hooked!
So, this world you live in, what is it like?
Strange. See, when I grew up around here, the place was called The Soviet Americas. Fifty miles to the west was Japan, and thirty-five miles to the south was The Republic of Texas. Everyone was always talking about war.
Ever since I got back, though, everything is different. I now live in some place called Colorado. Japan is just a tiny little island on the other side of the world. And Texas is just one state among fifty. There’s a lot more freedom than there used to be, and more consumerism (which can be for good or ill). But it’s kind of scary to think that all these changes are probably my fault.
What about your creator? Do you like him? Is he easy to work with?
For the most part, he’s pretty laid back. And I’m just one of his many irons in the fire. Once his attention turns to me, or any one of his many projects, he works like crazy! I’ve learned to ride those times out with relish because you never know when they’ll come to screeching halt.
Is there anything in your story you wish he would have done differently?
I wish I hadn't stood on the tarp. Then, maybe, I would still be with Sarah.
And I wish he wouldn't have dug up that old grammatical rule that led him to having me use a certain verb tense in a way that sounds awkward to the modern ear because we've both taken a lot of grief for that!
What is your role in the story?
My inquisitive, scientific mind has driven this whole story (again, for good or ill). As history changes, I’m the only one left who knows what it used to be like, so it’s up to me to tell the story.
Is there anything you wish YOU would have done differently?
Still thinking about the tarp. This modern world you people live in is very nice, but I’d still rather be with Sarah.
Do you like the ending of your story? Why or why not?
I do. It brings a nice bookend, if you will, to the whole tale.
Not sure, but I can guarantee you it’s not the horse!
It’s a Wonderful Life
“I’m My Own Grandpa”
Chocolate or Vanilla?
As a soup?!?!
Hot or Cold?
Fruit or Vegetable?
Nice, crisp apples
Past or Future?
Thanks so much for answering all my crazy questions!! Oh, wait! Since you are here, can I ask one more?? I kind of had an argument with someone the other day about this, and since you are unbiased… anyway, here it goes- Do you think I am crazy?? Do I come across as a little… insane??
I claim to have been born in the Soviet Americas and changed history with a time machine, so who am I to throw stones at someone else?
Haha, ok thanks for answering all my questions, I hope you enjoyed yourself as much as I did!! And thank you, to the readers, for stopping by!! See you all real soon!