Who are the Wanderers in Time?

Servants & Thieves (Book One)

Mysterious Egyptian ArchThey thought their trip to London would be fun, then disaster strikes…

Amy (16) and Ben (14) have two problems. First, while the family is visiting London, their parents go missing in a freak lab accident, caused by a high-tech quantum device and an ancient Egyptian arch. Second, through a similar mishap, Amy and Ben find themselves transported back to the middle of the Victorian era.

As they struggle to survive this complex time period, they launch a frantic search for clues of their parents’ whereabouts, and scramble to find the way back home before more trouble catches up with them. But trouble does come, in the form of thieves, mistaken identities, an eccentric crime lord, a self-proclaimed prophet, and other mysterious happenings. Will our twenty-first century heroes prevail over Queen Victoria’s London?

Prophets & Liars (Book Two)

They went through the arch, but are not out of danger yet…

With their parents still missing, Amy and Ben Matthews enter the apparatus a second time, hoping it will take them home. Instead, they find themselves stuck in the late 17th Century.

In this sequel to Servants and Thieves, the Matthews children struggle to blend in during an even more primitive time than the Victorian era. Amy befriends a noble’s daughter, posing as a Spanish girl of the same rank, while Ben joins up with a troupe of actors who are staging an oddly familiar play.

With clues about their parents fewer and the threat of discovery ever looming, Amy and Ben are hard-pressed to focus on getting home, and they are not prepared for the setbacks and calamities that overtake them in these tumultuous times of London’s history. Will our 21st century heroes be able to survive, even when so many people of that time did not?

Conquerors & Kings (Book Three)

Things just keep getting worse for them...

Further in the past than ever before, Amy and Ben Matthews encounter a whole new set of problems to contend with. There’s the army that has invaded London, and the delusional general, who accuses the teens of being spies. And there’s the strange Egyptian arch, which continues to beckon them with its siren call. But will that ancient artifact finally deliver them home? Or will it send them to some other time?

Less concerned now about fitting in, Amy and Ben labor to simply survive in the cruelest century they've seen yet, the early Middle Ages. Basics don’t come easy, as simple things like food, beds, or friendly faces are scarce to be found. They also struggle to find any clue that their parents are still in the past and haven’t abandoned them.

This final volume of the series chronicles the adventures of Amy and Ben through the distant past as they search for their parents and try to make sense of what is happening to them. As they do so, they uncover startling facts about where they are, who they’re with, and the one true thing that has been calling to them from the beginning.


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Books by Derrick

Servants & Thieves

Wanderers in Time:
Book One

Servants & Thieves Available from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle versions.

Prophets & Liars

Wanderers in Time:
Book Two

Prophets & Liars Available from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle versions.

Conquerors & Kings

Wanderers in Time:
Book Three

Conquerors & Kings Available from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle versions.


NaNoWriMo Results

Two years now, Derrick has participated in National Novel Writing Month, and completed the 50,000 words necessary to be a winner.

2009 Nano Winner   2011 Nano Winner