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Update on My Book

I have been extremely gratified at the success of my novel, Time Ship. So far I have received three reviews, all of them 5-star reviews. Also, in January alone the Kindle edition sold 632 copies, including 22 in the United Kingdom and 1 in Germany. In addition, through Amazon Prime 51 copies were borrowed. Since the book was introduced on October 9, a total of 958 have been sold and 53 borrowed, making the total over 1,000 copies. This does not include the paperback which was just made available last Friday.

We have all heard the advice to use our retirement as the opportunity to do what we always wanted to do. I have decided to do that. So far, I have been thrilled at the response.

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Some people who do not have a Kindle or a Kindle app have asked if my novel was available in paperback. It is now. Right now you can buy it in one of two places. I have an e-store which you can access at:



You can also buy it through Amazon at:



The cost is $13.95 either place, although you can get free shipping through Amazon if your total order is over $25.00.

The Kindle is still $.99, so that is still the best way to go.



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First of all, my apologies to my Facebook friends. This will be the last you see about my book. At the same time, I am taking this opportunity to explain something of my book in more detail than I did in my post last night.

For those of you who did not see my post on Facebook, I thought you might be interested to know that I have published a novel for the Kindle which you can purchase from Amazon for $.99. The book is called Time Ship.

The link below should take you to the site where you can view a sample of the book and buy it if you wish. If that fails for some reason, go to the Amazon Kindle Store, and search for Gary Cottrell.


If you do not have a Kindle, Amazon has an area where you can download a free Kindle Viewer for your PC or Mac. They also have free apps for a number of portable devices, including the Ipad, Iphone, Blackberry, and Droid. The link below takes you to the screen where you can download the Kindle for PC.


The novel deals with time travel, but it also contains elements of an old-fashioned mystery story. There is even a love interest, ladies.

On a deeper level, I use the story to examine some of the difficult questions relating to predestination and free will. This is all in the background, so unless you look for it, you will probably not notice these deeper elements. They do not distract from the plot.

I originally wrote the novel in 1994; however, it has been edited and updated so much, that it has virtually been rewritten. I brought the plot up-to-date and gave the book a completely different ending.

Another element which I do not frequently see in novels has to do with the way I handle my characters. Although there is one character who somewhat predominates through a good portion on the book, there is no “hero” in the traditional sense of the word. I allow the focus of the story to shift to different characters as required by the plot. In this sense, I hope that art imitates life.

This has been a labor of love for me. In the process of writing and editing, I have really come to know my characters. If you read my book, I hope you feel the same way.

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Daniel B. Wallace

Executive Director of CSNTM & Senior Research Professor of NT Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary

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