"The Yesterday Girl quickly sucks you into a rich environment of intrigue, characters, and genuine, heartfelt emotion. Before the close of the second chapter, I was in love with this world."
— Ian Jayden, author of Tripping the Field: An Existential Crisis of Ungodly Proportions
The Yesterday Girl
Dead Relative's Inc. book #2
Through a series of unexpected encounters and bittersweet reunions, time-traveling private investigator Imogen Oliver must once again navigate her complicated life—sometimes learning the hard way that the present can be as dangerous and unpredictable as the past.
In the exciting sequel to The Time Tourists Imogen's extraordinary ability to time travel through a still photograph leads her to a hiking excursion to Mount St. Helens—pre-eruption 1971; post-WWII Kansas, where curiosity gets the best of her; a mysterious “uninhabited” island; and a New Year’s Eve bash where she learns a hard lesson in the perils of partying in 1920s New York.
Where do I begin? Maybe that I did not want this book to end? Through the vivid descriptions of the author, I felt as though I had been somehow transported from my daily New England commuter train to the Pacific Northwest, right alongside Imogen and her companions. While I was thoroughly impressed with Sharleen Nelson’s debut novel, The Time Tourists, I must admit that I was blown away by The Yesterday Girl! Well done! I am patiently awaiting more Imogen!
— Jenny Gregory
"Time-traveling Imogen returns in a new tale that offers new characters and clever new challenges, but with all the same charm, sense of adventure and excitement that made the first book so much fun. If The Time Tourists sparked your imagination, then you’re in for a fun ride with its sequel."
— David Kopf, author of Tea in Crimea
"Fast-paced and impossible to put down, The Yesterday Girl is brimming with action, mystery, romance, and even some unexpected historical figures—it literally has a little bit of everything. Get ready for a wild ride from start to finish!"
— Cory Huffman
"An intriguing, mysterious, and delightful journey through time The Yesterday Girl is a perfect blend of inclusivity, friendship, family, and love."
— Dianna Teixeira, book reviewer
Read a recent interview with Sharleen from Write 2 Be Magazine.
THE TIME TOURISTS
Danger. Romance. Time Travel . . .
As four-year-old Imogen flipped through the dusty photo album, gazing into the faded monochrome faces of her grandmother's somber family—relatives with funny names like Aunt Ada and Uncle Paul and Aunt Phyllis and Uncle Gordy, and second cousins Percy and Viola from Missoula—all of a sudden the universe tilted and for a brief instant she found herself transported to the place and time within one of the pictures.
One of only a handful of people—that she is aware of—who can time travel through photos, she establishes Dead Relatives, Inc. to help people recover lost items or unearth the stories and secrets of friends and relatives from the past.
Step into time with Imogen Oliver in this first book in the Dead Relatives, Inc. series as she investigates a young girl that ran away from home with her boyfriend in 1967 and never returned, and then as she travels back to the turn of the 20th century to locate a set of missing stereoscopic glass plates that hold a mysterious connection to her own life.
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Dead Relative's Inc. book #1
"Met my 2022 reading goal! I just finished Sharleen Nelson's book The Time Tourists to complete my goal. What a read! The smart plot, the romance but also twisted darkness . . . I was totally invested!
Linda Gavras-van Garderen
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Sharleen Nelson is an accomplished writer and award-winning photographer. Over the course of her 20+ year career as a journalist, she has written hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles on a vast range of topics. She has also served as an editor on a number of magazines in the travel, entertainment, education, science, and technology fields. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication and is currently employed as an editor and writer at the UO.
She lives in Oregon with her husband, dog, and two sassy cats. She is the author of The Time Tourists and The Yesterday Girl.
imaginative ideas and compelling characters
"I think the thing that struck me most about Time Tourists is the premise for time travel — it’s not a sci-fi approach but more fantasy oriented and rooted in the one method of time travel that we all possess: photography. The characters that can time travel do so by psychically transporting themselves into the photographs in very much the same way we all look at a photo and transport ourselves to that moment by closing our eyes in memories. In that way the act of travel feel ultra relatable.
Speaking of relatable, Nelson’s characters are well constructed and feel like regular people, rather than archetypes. The hero, Imogen, is an actual person with foibles and flaws (as well as fantastic abilities) and the villain is just as three dimensional. They are products of their experience and act accordingly.
Add a mystery/adventure storyline and you have yourself a fun little read that tackles familiar territory in a whole new way!"
—Author of Tea in Crimea
Read about the author's journey in this University of Oregon Alumni Association story.