Monday 5 March 2018

Time Travel and Rockhampton

Time travel fascinates people.

What would you do if you could travel back in time? Go back to when you were a kid and make things easier? Take $10,000 back to yourself to invest in term deposits, making you a millionaire in the future? Maybe you'd go back and beat up the bullies who hurt you. Or would you go back and kill Hitler before the War began?

As many know, I grew up in Rockhampton, Queensland. Back in the 1980's, we figured nothing happened there and saw the town as a hole. Or at least, I did, and so did some of my friends.

But there's something that brings us back to our birthplaces. It's a power that summons us. And sometimes it's irresistible.

That's how I came to write Bootstrap's Journey. It's a tale based on so many things I loved about growing up in Rockhampton and my fascination with time travel. And the action happens around scenes I saw, visited, and grew up in as a kid.

The events - they happened in a parallel universe.

So, today, I happened to Google about Time Travel in Rockhampton. I was amazed with this link, pointing to a Morning Bulletin article published not long after Bootstrap's Journey.

Check it out for some fun. And if you haven't read Bootstrap's Journey, please do!

1 comment:

  1. This was a brilliant book and a great insight into your process.