When an ethereal being knocks Calla to the ground near her family’s lakeside cottage, Valcas helps her to escape by traveling to another place and time. At first, Calla is as intrigued by the otherworldly Valcas as she is by his method of time travel: an altered pair of sunglasses that enable the wearer to search for anyone or anywhere in the past, present or future. That is until she suspects that his search for her was no mere coincidence.
With her trust broken, Calla sets off on her own, taking the Travel Glasses with her. Torn between searching for her estranged father and reuniting with the rest of her family, she tracks down the inventor of the Travel Glasses in hopes of discovering more about Valcas’ past and motivations. With Valcas hot on her trail, Calla hopes to find what she’s looking for before he catches up.
Targeted Age Group:: 13+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Travel Glasses started out as a short story. One morning, the idea for the title and one of the characters, Valcas, popped into my head. Then the story turned into a novel. It wasn’t until I got to the last third of the story that I realized that it would become a series.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The otherworldly time traveler, Valcas, came to mind immediately. To counter him, I wanted to create a female lead who was strong and with whom readers could identify. That’s how Calla entered the story. Calla and I met the other characters together during her journeys through time and space.
Chess Desalls recently authored the first installment of the YA time travel series, The Call to Search Everywhen. She’s a longtime reader of fantasy and sci-fi novels, particularly young adult fiction. She can’t resist a good fairy tale or fable. When she’s not writing or reading, she enjoys traveling and trying to stay in tune on her flute.
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