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J.M. Dattilo is the pen name for Joseph and Mary Dattilo, a husband and wife writing team. Time's Edge, the first book in the Time's Edge sci-fi/fantasy series, won a Tassy Walden Award, a literary prize given by the Shoreline Arts Alliance of Connecticut. Mary is also the author of the comedy "Francine's Will", a play that won first place in the Nutmeg Players New Works Festival. The couple lives in Connecticut.


Ah, that wonderful day when it is time to approve that final proof for publication. You’ve slaved over the manuscript, rewritten it, edited it, submitted it, edited it some more, resubmitted it, and then… final approval for publication. Sounds easy, right? Well, giving the okay for your novel to emerge into the realm of published […] Read more of this blog post »
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Time's Edge (Time's Edge, #1)
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Time's Secret (Time's Edge,...
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Time's Illusion (Time's Edg...
4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Time's Rebels
4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2013
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Time's Guardians (Time's Ed...
4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2015
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Time's Rebels
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Time's Rebels: Time's Edge #4
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2013
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Time's Edge (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Commander Michael Blayne of the Galactic Armed Forces is highly suspicious of his orders to retrieve a malfunctioning probe from an Old Earth sidetime. After all, the job is a basic training mission, not a usual assignment for an officer of his rank and caliber. However, his Chief-Commander, Alrick Zartollis, has assured him that he is perfect for the mission so he prepares to depart accompanied by a smart-mouthed, know-it-all computer named Max. The “simple assignment” rapidly becomes complicated when he meets Kate, a young woman who prevents him from retrieving the lost probe. When he and Kate are literally blasted from Old Earth to another place and time, Michael realizes he has been set up by his esteemed Chief-Commander. “Probe retrieval, indeed,” he mutters as he surveys his new surroundings and the odd individuals who live there: Edgar, a mechanical servant, who disdains the implication that he is a robot. “The robot was my ancestor,” he sniffs to Michael, “just as the amoeba was yours.”; Nick, the giant Sarzonian monster who can quote Shakespeare; Ivar, the master of a mysterious place called Belencourt, who got so tired of powerful visitors blowing up his electromagnetic door that he had it replaced with an old-fashioned hinged door which was less susceptible to strong auras. Michael soon discovers he is on a mission so secret he is not even allowed to know what it’s all about. To make matters worse, Alrick Zartollis, the one man who knows the truth, is nowhere to be found while the events he carefully put in place one hundred years earlier unfold in ways he never intended. Time’s Edge is the first place winner of the Tassy Walden Award, a literary prize given by the Shoreline Arts Alliance of Connecticut. A fast-paced, lighter tale, the story blends adventure, humor, and romance in a fun-to-read mix of sci-fi and fantasy.

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Don't miss this excellent debut novel. A page-turning urban fantasy with a strong female lead and plenty of action and suspense. The concept of were-witches is fascinating. A scary, bloody, exciting adventure for fans of paranormal fiction, horror, a ...more
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" Thanks! We are looking forward to the release. (Actually, it should have been titled Time's Secrets. A lot gets revealed in this book!) "
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description: The Connecticut Authors Trail consists of a consortium of Libraries in Eastern Connecticut who are constantly amazed at the variety of genres and diverse styles of writing among the authors who live in or are associated with the Nutmeg State. Beginning July 12th, 2011 in Franklin and ending September 22, 2011 at the Mohegan Sun, local authors will showcase their books and share their stories. Please join us on the 3rd Annual CAT.

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