Today I’m interviewing award-winning author, Jan Toom. Jan divides her time between San Diego, CA and La Conner, WA.
Jan took first place for best children's story in the 1987 San Diego Annual Writers Showcase. Way to go, Jan!
Tell us about your latest book, Jan?
Jan: The name of the book is Dead Ringer. It’s a time travel/mainstream book.
Can you tell me a little about it?
Jan: Sure. When Paula Martin, an advertising executive in San Diego, California, discovers a 100 year old photograph of a girl who looks just like her, she is intrigued. The photo was taken in 1907 in Oro Belle, a gold mining camp in Arizona. Paula decides it would be interesting to travel to the mining camp, now a ghost town, never dreaming the adventure that awaits her. Catherine Hollingsworth, the girl in the photo, is the daughter of the mine superintendent in Oro Belle. Due to some unexpected circumstances, Catherine changes places in time with Paula and finds herself in 2007 San Diego while Paula gets accustomed to life in 1907 Ora Belle.
Jan: Yes, I self published it online in 2011 through Lulu.com.