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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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 three cats. The Time Tourists is her first novel.


Praise for The Time Tourists

"Imogen Oliver is one of the most engaging, endearing characters of modern fantasy to pop out of a book that I can ever recall. I'd follow her anywhere; backwards, forward and upside down through time, you name it. Wherever she goes, marvelous things happen." 


Laurie Notaro

New York Times bestselling author of of the humor memoirs The Idiot Girls Action Adventure Club, Autobiography of a Fat Bride, I Love Everybody, Housebroken, and others, and the historical novel Crossing the Horizon.

Listen to Convince Us, a podcast featuring the author discussing time travel and her new book.

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