he Timepiece and the Girl Who Went Astray follows the journey of William Wells, a gifted but risk-averse college dropout who, until relocating to London, had lived an unadventurous life. That all changes when he stumbles upon a mysterious timepiece, with violent and tragic consequences.
He soon finds himself alone and afraid in an unfamiliar city, wanted for a murder he didn’t commit and the prime suspect in a woman’s disappearance. Whether he knows it or not, Will does have one advantage; control over the most powerful force in the universe; time. The only problem is that he has no idea how to wield it. Those that do, members of a secretive and long forgotten organisation, are also on his trail and there are no lines they won’t cross to recover The Timepiece.
The Timepiece Kickstarter is live now for pre-orders!
Hi, my name is Oliver Simmonds and I’ve been a writer in one medium or another for over a decade. In my day job I work as a content writer/director at media production company. My job routinely involves creative approaches to storytelling as well as narrative design and script writing. After over a decade of dreaming up deep, detailed worlds with elaborate narratives only for them to be ‘value engineered’ by clients, I decided I no longer wanted be a frustrated writer and to try being an actual writer instead.
I’ve spent the last 5 years writing and re-writing this book and honing my craft. It’s ended up being the story I set out to tell and all it needs now is one final push to get it ready to be put into the hands of readers.
I’m already in the middle of the second draft of my second book and trying desperately to promote the Kickstarter campaign for my first book. I’m not a marketing expert, nor am I particularly active on social media and it’s certainly been a steep learning curve, so please don’t let that affect your opinion of me!