Author: Sandra Ulbrich Almazan
Sometimes being a geneticist isn't enough to understand your family....
Lyon is the great-granddaughter of the legendary TwenCen musician Sean
Lyon. She may have inherited her ancestor's musical talent, but her
parents' bitter divorce and her Uncle Jack's attempts to remake her into
another Sean have left her hostile toward her family and music. Her
passion is for science, but since she has no access to the family funds,
she struggles to earn enough credits for graduate school. Then her
uncle sets up a business deal with her employer to make Joanna go on a
mission for him: travel via the spaceship Sagan to an alternate TwenCen
universe where Sean is still alive in Chicago, 1962. Joanna must collect
a DNA sample from Sean so her uncle can create a clone of him. She
refuses at first, but finally agrees to go. Secretly, however, Joanna
believes her uncle will exploit the clone, and she plans to sabotage the
project to stop him. But when she falls in love with one of the
scientists in the Sagan's genetics lab, clashes with other time
travelers who fear she'll change how history develops on the alternative
TwenCen Earth, and receives devastating personal news, Joanna will find
herself pushed to her limit even before she comes face-to-face with her
hated ancestor. Their encounter will leave her changed forever. Will
she still be able to thwart her uncle's plan, and what will she have to
sacrifice to do so?
Sandra's Comments: This novella was fueled by my twin passions for science and the Beatles, especially John Lennon. It was also my debut as an indie author. It's peaked at #3 on the Time Travel bestseller list on Amazon during promotions, and it's also earned recognition by the Book Readers Appreciation Group. It's available in all eBook formats as well as paper and audio. To purchase on Amazon, click here for the eBook (priced at $2.99) and here for the paperback (priced at $7.77).