It’s been a long time in the making, but my new novel is finally published. This book is a slight departure from my other books in that it’s science fiction. I still have a hard time thinking of myself as a science fiction author. To me, this book is a time travel mystery-historical romance-literary novel-fantasy-psychological story (you know, everything thrown in but the kitchen sink).

Inherit the Past is set in Bavaria and begins in the year 2009 in the fictitious town of Riesen–which is in a valley that was created by the violent collision of a meteorite some fifteen million years ago–this part is true! It seemed like a good location for a time travel story. The story takes the characters and readers into the late eighteenth century.

Here is the blurb:

When laid-off California architect, Max Hollander, inherits his grandparents’ house in Bavaria, it seems like the perfect opportunity to start over. If all goes well, he’ll sell it and make enough money to tide him over. More importantly, he hopes taking his antagonistic son Ryan on the trip will help rebuild their trust in each other and maybe even give them a chance to investigate a longstanding mystery that has haunted their family.

Twenty years ago while Max’s mother was staying at her parents’ house in Riesen, Germany, she and her father disappeared, never to be heard from again. Now, as they search unsuccessfully for that same house, Max and Ryan become lost until they serendipitously meet three Germans who help them find it. But their luck is short-lived: before day’s end they will get swept back in time . . . with no way to return to the present.

Realizing the same thing may have happened to his missing relatives, Max and companions set out to find them. Their quest soon embroils the hapless group in a murder investigation that widens the rift between father and son and places both lives in danger.

Inherit the Past is a story of family, love/relationships, guilt, and redemption.