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Ebook cover for The Time Writer and The Escape by Alex R Crawford. Woman walking to time portal with ship on the other side

Beware of doorways through time… and the Spaniards

Amelia and Henry thought they were done with time travel. All they wanted to do was settle down, get a cat, and lead a quiet life in modern-day Virginia. If you think that will happen with these time travelers, then you really don’t know them or the time travel gods.

Keep up, people! We’re going on an adventure.

A walk through a ship’s door and a rip in time, launches our duo to the 1690s and on separate journeys of survival and adventure. Henry joins a crew on their way to Spain, hoping it will take him closer to Amelia. What can a group of privateers do when a shady business deal leads to the crew to being sold to Spain? MUTINY! Joining a pirate crew, led by Henry Avery, and sailing around the world in search of fortune only takes him further from his goal of reuniting with Amelia.

Amelia’s mission to survive 1690s France and find Henry in Spain, takes her on a journey where she meets old friends and finds new ones. Her plan to make money to survive and help friends escape the clutches of a young Lord, sends her on an unexpected path through France.

Where will Amelia and Henry find each other in the past when pirates and fortune are keeping them apart?

When they can’t find another doorway through time,  how can they escape the past?


The Time Writer and The Escape is a historical time travel adventure exploring the beginning of the Golden Age of Piracy and the rise of a pirate legend. Oh! And don’t forget the trouble with French hats.

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If you’re here because you read one of my books or an ad crossed your path… Welcome! If you haven’t read any of my books and are looking at dipping your toe in the wild adventure, this one is on me.

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About Alex

What do you get when you blend together passion for history and sci-fi, with a heavy dose of a witty Gen Xer? Me. You get me. You also get me pounding away on my keyboard making stuff up and having a blast doing it. 

During the pandemic, I decided to quit my job and finish the book I started a few years prior. Then, I wrote another. And then another. And… well… I think you can see where this is headed. I also shaved my head, but I’ll save that story for another day.

Alex with stack of books The Cloak, Notebook, March, and Hunt