The Dining and Social Club for Time Travellers series, Book One: Divine Intervention, and Book Two: The Sky Watchers, are well-crafted, original and thrilling stories with great appeal and marketability on multiple levels.
To date, The Dining and Social Club For Time Travellers website has had over 20,000 visitors, with numbers growing daily. Additionally, the novel has consistently achieved a volume of sales in major retailers across North America. In recent correspondence from Manager, Sean Ayres, at Chapters Indigo, he highlighted our recent and ongoing success at their outlets and their willingness to work with us.
“With the coming of the New Year, it brings with it an end to another quarter at Chapters… Sales are key, and the performance of a book is directly tied to promotion the author does in informing the public where and how to get their book. Taking into account all of these factors it has been decided that we are offering to renew your title.”
Elyse is currently working with Fitzhenry and Whiteside Ltd., on the North American distribution of the title, with plans to expand U.K. markets. Our softcover edition retails at $12.95 CAD and the hardcover retails at $21.95 CAD.
Genre: Illustrated, YA, ages 9-12 – Science Fiction – Time Travel
Approximate word count: 35,000 words – 200 pages
Divine Intervention can be described as Harry Potter meets Doctor Who. The fast-paced, humorous, and suspenseful story takes place in modern-day Paris, where the protagonist, Louisa Sparks, is thrown into a world of adventure when she finds an unusual timepiece in the pocket of her grandfather’s old coat. With the press of a button, she is suddenly transported through time. Soon after, she receives an invitation to join the strange fraternity of The Dining and Social Club for Time Travellers. But her adventures have only just begun! Time travellers are going missing, and Louisa may be the only one who can save them.
Sky Watchers, (book two of The Dining and Social club for Time Travellers series), is due to be completed spring of 2017. In Sky Watchers, a mysterious island has appeared off the coast of Morocco, baffling scientists. Strange sightings, both wondrous and terrifying are cropping up worldwide. To the astute observer, things that once were, seem different. Louisa Sparks thought that her problems were behind her, but it seems her troubles have only just begun. Her first weeks at school have been a disaster, and the time travellers are getting along worse than ever. To top it off, the very fabric of the universe is unravelling, but who is responsible? To save the future, Louisa and Gendun must time travel 10,000 years into the past to find the lost city of Atlantis, where an evil and ingenious adversary plans to re-write history
Elyse Kishimoto graduated with honours from The University of Toronto with a double major in politics and philosophy and a minor in English literature. She also earned a Master’s Degree in the Science of Education and has been an elementary teacher in Toronto since 2009. Elyse travelled the world, writing a popular travel blog during the experience. She is excited to promote her first published action-adventure novel for young adults.
Praise for The Dining and Social Club for Time Travellers
“One of the best YA titles of 2016! Written in an earnest, amusing style, the novel delivers a tale of friendship, family and fate that is sure to please, offering a refreshing new take on the rules and consequences of time travelling.”
—Stephanie Bucklin, FOREWORD MAGAZINE
“A clever, original story that dances with life from page one. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this is a book that will spark the imagination of children and adults around the world.”
—Robin Spano, Author of The Dead Politician Society series
“Divine Intervention is an action-packed and often laugh-out-loud tale peopled with the best kind of quirky characters. The series has kicked off with a brilliant bang, and I can’t wait to find out what happens to its heroine, Louisa, next!”
—Maeve O’Regan, INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS
“Divine Intervention is a powerful saga highly recommended for young adult and adult readers alike.”
—Diane Donovan, Donovan’s Literary Service
“The Dining and Social Club for Time Travellers is full of fantasy and will be enjoyed by young readers who like oddball characters and time-travelling adventures.”
—Erin Stewart, TRIBUTE MAGAZINE