Every story has a backstory. Every time machine story has two.
The backstory of the Pirates of Time, my current effort, is the love between pseudo-pirate Captain Swiftfoot Darkrunner and Blue Leaf, princess of the Nighthawk People. This love is vital to my main character Erin Isabelle Spotsworth three-hundred years later. Though only obliquely related to my tale, Pirates of Time could not have been written were it not for a number of fiction and non-fiction books I read as a child. This post is an attempt to honor these stories in enriching my story and indeed, my life.
The history of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith
Peter Pan and other related works of J.M. Barrie
The novels of L. Frank Baum
The rich literary history of forgetful professors such as Per Lindroth’s book.