Kelvin O' Ralph on Time Travel

Today, I am pleased not only to welcome Kelvin O' Ralph, author of Fast Forward: Into the Future and LS: The Beginning, but to kick off his first official blog tour, with his post on time travel and a giveaway, two copies each of each of his books.  All you need to do is leave a comment here with your e-mail, and he will be doing the drawing at the end of his blog tour.  Also, I kick off another week of blog hop giveaways Monday night, so don't forget to stop by for the giveaways here and at a couple hundred other blogs!


Time Travel

by Kelvin O' Ralph

The word 'time travel' is self explanatory. It means moving into the future or past. In the world of writing, time travelling is classified under the science fiction genre, because writers believe there's a scientific reason on how it works. For example, 'The grandfather paradox' is a hypothetical situation in which a time-traveler goes back in time to kill his grandfather at a time before his grandfather and grandmother met. If he did so, then his father or mother never would have been born and probably the time-traveler himself never would have travelled to the past to kill his grandfather. Confusing right? Yeah, but that's time for you. Also, some interpretations of time travel also suggest that an attempt to travel backwards in time might take one to a parallel universe whose history would begin to diverge from the traveler's original history after the moment the traveler arrived in the past.

However, this has all been philosophized meanings. Now, let's talk about time-traveling in writing. Time travel in fiction can ignore the possible effects of the time-traveler's actions or can choose to use the aforementioned situation (grandfather). Some people misunderstand the difference between time-travelling as a science-fiction genre and as a fantasy genre. I'll explain that now. Books that involve time travel devices and technologies that take people backwards and forwards in time and space are considered part of the science fiction genre, whereas stories that involve time travel through supernatural, magical, or unexplained means are considered part of the fantasy genre. For example, The Time Traveller's Wife is under the science-fiction genre, but Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is under the fantasy genre.  (When Hermione and Harry travel to the past to save Sirius Black and the other creature).

In all, time-travel has been and will always be a significant theme in fiction. I for one may be compelled to release another book that has a touch of time-travel like the HP3 book.


Q&A with Kelvin O' Ralph

What made you start writing?

Although I've always loved the art of writing, I became a writer the moment a stranger praised my short stories.

Tell us about your other books.

Presently, I have published two books on Amazon. One's a romantic sci-fi novella, titled Fast Forward: Into The Future, and the other is  a paranormal romance novel, titled LS: The Beginning. The latter is the first book of a paranormal series, and it's about two college kids who receive mysterious super powers from an unknown source, and how they travel on a journey filled with romance and danger. Whilst, the novella is about a young writer who's able to travel into the future, and how his visions affects his decisions in the present life.

Who is your favorite of all your characters and why?




Hmm, this is a bit difficult. Well, I'm going to go for Lisa Morgan, the female MC in LS: The Beginning. I love her sense of humor, and the way she relates with the male main character, Stephen Wilson.

When and where do you write?

I started writing in 2009, professionally that is. The previous years were done as a hobby. As for the location, as a college student, I write on my reading table in my room.

What other novels can readers expect from you down the road?
Presently, I'm working on the sequel to LS: The Beginning, which would be released sometime in September. However, this doesn't mean readers should wait for it before reading the first book. You'd enjoy the first one as it is. Also, I'm contemplating releasing the first book to my magical book. It's almost done, but there are a few contradictions I need to sort out first. And again, I recently began working on a romance comedy book. I wouldn't say much about this because it's a surprise to my readers. I hope to get this published before the year ends. 

I noticed you added a dedication to your page on Amazon. Tell us a little about it.
Haha. Yeah, unlike most writers, I didn't dedicate my book to someone I know. I dedicated it to my future girl, hoping she's worth the sacrifice. I used the word sacrifice, because I know what I've given up to become a writer, and I don't regret it so far.


About the Author:

Kelvin O'Ralph is currently studying for a bachelor's degree at a university in England. He has always preferred writing to speaking, because he believed more could be said with the use of a pen. Kelvin wrote his first novel in three months, and edited it in nine months. Meanwhile, he searches for a literary agent to represent his first book. It seems really difficult for the young aspiring author, and he prays that one day his prayers would be answered.
    
During the editing process of his first book, Kelvin  began writing a novella. He couldn't do without creating a story. Presently, that novella is published on Amazon kindle, in the attempt to make a name for himself. People who have read Kelvin's stories are compelled to believe the young author will someday make it in the publishing industries.




Please do follow me on Twitter via @KelvinO_Ralph or like my Facebook Page. Again, to learn more about my recent works and future projects, follow my blog, Kelvin's World.

Comments

  1. Kelvin! I've got LS: The Beginning on my "to read" list!

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  2. Thanks Stacy. I hope you enjoy the read :)

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  3. Very interesting post on time travel. I didn't even think about there being a distinction in time travel and the genre of book.Thanks for the great post.

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  4. well done, Kelvin! carry on ~
    [blstef1 at mts dot net]
    that connxn will come.

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  5. Thanks J.A and Faith(for entering this giveaway).

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  6. Love your side panels....looks like a great summer meadow.

    NEAT BLOG....NEW FOLLOWER.

    Just stopping by to have a look around.

    Elizabeth

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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