About the Book
Book: Snow Globe Travelers: Salvaged Time
Author: K. A. Cummins
Genre: Middle-grade Science Fiction/ Science Fantasy
Release date: June 29, 2023
Malvine and the Bog Hunters are gone, but a far more insidious force lurks in the shadows.
A month after Malvine’s defeat, Sarah is still living on the planet Elohi, unable to find her father or return home to Earth since the GSGT needs more rubidium for the journey. Then a nearby peaceful planet, Alym, is destroyed by the Shark Riders. A cryptic note from Sarah’s father hints that the dissident group NGTA could be behind the attack. And Elohi is next.
The only answer is joining the GSGT training program so she can search for proof and convince the GSGT to intervene. But Sarah’s emerging mutations cause disruptions in her classes, and her search only leads to more questions as she starts to suspect someone wants her to fail.
If Sarah doesn’t uncover the truth and the traitor in time, Elohi will fall to the Shark Riders—and she will never be able to return home.
Enjoy the second book in the Snow Globe Travelers series, a middle-grade science fiction series with fast pacing, unique tech, shocking twists, and a mystery that keeps you guessing. Aimed at ages 9+.
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About the Author
K.A. Cummins is an author and an artist. She explores storytelling in a variety of mediums, blending the wonders of science with the possibilities of what if. When not crafting stories, Cummins loves spending time with her family, collecting fun socks, and venturing outside her comfort zone to try new things—at least once!
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More from K.A. Cummins
Have you ever wondered if the past surrounds us—not physical evidence, but the actual past—as an echo or an unseen layer of our world?
In Snow Globe Travelers, twelve-year-old Sarah Ann Reisende stumbles upon a mysterious snow globe shop where the globes connect to other worlds. These worlds aren’t just other planets in the universe. They are also the same planets in parallel dimensions.
The idea comes from Hugh Everett’s Daughter Universes Theory. Hugh Everett proposed that every situation with multiple outcomes creates a copy of the universe where the other outcomes play out. I like to imagine this looks like a tree, where each outcome splits into different directions, branching out spacetime infinitely.
Trees are also another interesting marvel in the world. Tree rings can tell us a tree’s age and a little about the growing conditions for each year of life. As if the past imprinted on them.
Merging the idea of spacetime being like a tree and the past being imprinted on trees, is what led me to wonder—do remnants of the past surround us like tree rings? If we could view these remnants of time, what would they show us?
I explored these questions while writing the second Snow Globe Travelers book, Salvaged Time. Ultimately, using the idea to connect characters to people in the past, and to develop new fictional tech devices.
But now I wonder, what do you imagine we would see?
Interview with K.A. Cummins
What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?
I’ve toured many museums and historic sites over the years, but I’m not sure any would qualify as literary pilgrimages. However, one day I’d love to go to Vienna and visit Stadtpark, Cafe Neko Wien Cats (the cat cafe), and Vienna’s Original Snow Globe Shop.
What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel?
Favorite and under-appreciated might not be the right words, but Lois Lowry’s The Giver has stayed with me long after reading it. There’s so much to think about and unpack in that story.
How do you select the names of your characters?
Sometimes I just like the sound of a name. Other times, there’s a story or meaning behind the name that seemed to fit in the story context.
What is your favorite childhood book?
There are a few, but, picking one, it would be the illustrated picture book of Twas the Night Before Christmas. I always asked my dad to read it at Christmas time, and sometimes I would ask him to draw Santa from the book. Even though he doesn’t do it often, my dad’s talented at drawing and I always enjoyed watching him sketch pictures.
What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Spend time with my family. We might enjoy a nice meal, watch a movie, or get outside and go on an adventure. It really doesn’t matter what we do, I’m grateful to spend time with them.
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