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The TimeWorm SERIES

Are you looking for a thriller to keep you on your toes ? Come on an adventure drawing America's future back through Nazi Germany to bring history alive.  

High school and middle school teachers are drawn to this historical fiction. 

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Following the first book of the TimeWorm series, Theo and Gracie are threatened by dark evil of the Hitler regime. With the help of The Watch, a secret society, the teens and their robot dog plan to leave Germany. They are smuggled into a castle where they discover their friend and guardian has been kidnapped. While Theo is trying to recreate 21st Century technology in 1930s Germany, a shocking discovery leads Gracie through a gypsy camp and into a living nightmare of an experimental house of horrors. A novel of action driven by actual history, Vigilatus ends on American soil in one of the most devastating disasters of the 20th Century. Vigilatus  will take the reader back with Theo as he struggles to relive the horrors of Nazi Germany but realizes rewriting history would rewrite his world of the future.

The TimeWorm series is brought to a close with the third book, RENDERED.


This final book begins as Theo and Gracie survive the crash of the Hindenburg. America 1937 brings Theo nearer his dream of returning to his home of the future. For Gracie, America becomes an experience of uncertainty and to Theo a world almost as foreign as the land of Germany.

With hopes set on finding home, the travelers uncover a threatening reality.

Theo, Gracie, and their robotic dog Murphy expose truth and horror. Reality creeps in--unexpected and unwanted.

Will the trio find the home of the future?

Will evils that lurk in America's secrets become unbound and uncontrolled?

What happens when truths of history, science, and unforgiven past intersect with the tender relationship of two young people and a robotic dog?

Reader beware.

Seventeen year old Theo is caught up in a teenage world of skateboarding, technology, and HoloGames until his father’s scientific research of time travel becomes a murderous plot. Fighting for the life of his father and for his own life, Theo and his robotic dog, Murphy, get time warped over 100 years earlier to Nazi Germany.  The horror of a concentration camp catapults him forward into a land where he doesn’t know the language, and the lessons from his high school classroom have been forgotten.  When history is threatened to be rewritten, Theo joins with underground societies and 16 year old Gracie, a street urchin whose family has fallen victim to the Third Reich. The teens and robotic dog begin a trek against the evil of Hitler’s regime. Dark alleys, tunnels, and creatures of repulsion force the teens into a dangerous and physically challenging fight to save both past and future.

The Authors

Storytellers at Heart

BRENDA HELLER is a retired school teacher who spends time with two daughters, their spouses, and five grandchildren. At age six, she wrote her first book, but it wasn’t until college that she published her first work. She and her husband have spent most of their married life in Kansas where they cherish the sunsets across their country fields. Her hobbies include 4-wheeling, hiking, camping, and traveling. Her thirty-four years in high school and college classrooms fulfilled her passion for working with teens and encouraged her love for storytelling. When she is not writing, she looks for opportunities to volunteer. For Brenda, a great day ends ready to weave more storytelling into her dreams.

JIMMY ADAMS, TimeWorm co-author, joined the U.S. Army immediately after high school and served two years in the infantry. He is currently a secondary social studies teacher doing his best to ignite a fire for learning and understanding history for all of his students. Outside the classroom, Jimmy coaches cross country, track, and the swim team.  Just as the pages of the TimeWorm trilogy tell of a journey of challenges and celebrations, so the reality for Jimmy. He dreamed of a boy with a dog in time jump adventures and thus began the journey of storyboarding and writing with co-writer, Brenda Heller. Unfortunately, limitations of life prevented him from writing after TimeWorm began. 

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