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Timesnatched--Press Release

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Type:  News Release                                                          Contact Information:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                  Barbara Boyle, Author

                                                                                            Cell: (208) 317-7231

                                                                                            Email: [email protected]


Native of Boise writes teen time-travel book


Boise, Idaho— B.D. Boyle who spent her childhood and young adult years in Boise has written the first in a trilogy called “Timesnatched.” The book is available at

 “Searching for fast-paced adventure stories with uplifting plots and wholesome characters left me frustrated and ready to try my hand at it. That’s how “Timesnatched” came to be.”  Writing clean, teen fiction has become a passion for Barbara Dillree Boyle, a 1968 graduate of Borah High School. Boyle traveled all over the world for twenty years with her husband in the U.S. Air Force. “Raising eight children in four different countries was a fast-paced adventure in and of itself,” said Boyle. “I love teenagers and have read a lot of the popular Young Adult series.” Boyle and her husband now divide their time between Victor, Idaho, and Arizona.

The book: Three teens are flung twenty years into the future where time coins and bohrium bracelets can mean the difference between life and death. Thrown together in a dystopian New York City, an American farm boy, English school girl and teen scientist will have to quickly unite and join the Coalition of Liberty. The girl’s quiet life along Wigan’s Pier is behind her and she is now faced with trusting the daring young American and the geek kid who can almost invent something from nothing. The boys will either save them all from this strange turn of events or they’ll plunge them even deeper into a frightening world of oppressive dictators, rebel forces and teenagers who are kidnapped for their future talents.

Timesnatched: Pole Star by B.D. Boyle

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Trade Paperback, 2013, $10.50

ISBN: 978-1-493-53155-4

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The Road to Getting Published

Posted by [email protected] on December 2, 2013 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I just announced today on Facebook that my book, "Timesnatched: Pole Star " is available on I'm pretty sure some of my old acquaintances are scratching their gray heads and wondering why Barbara Boyle thinks she can write a book. A fair question. I've wondered that myself at times, especially when I review a paragraph in a draft and hit the delete button as fast as I can. It's the same feeling you get the day after you teach a class or attend a party--"Oh, horrors! Did I really say that?" Only, there is no delete button under those circumstances.

Putting your written word out to the public is no different than showing up for an "American Idol" audition. You set yourself up for ridicule. And, when it comes, you have to have decided in advance how you're going to react. At my age, I can always blame senility.' My grandkids will just shake their heads and mumble, "Oh, Grandma."

And, as I thought about taking this step, I pondered over my life up to this point: I've really had an amazing trip with few regrets. The Lord blessed me with a sense of adventure, so when my U.S. Air Force officer husband offered to show me the world at Uncle Sam's expense, I put my hand in his and said, "Lead the way." Then, the babies came--all eight of them. And, I marvel when I think that even in motherhood, I have experienced just about everything--four boys, four girls, one adopted child, twins, rebellious teenagers, drummers, singers, actors, honor students, wrestlers, beauty queens, and lots of in-betweens. We travelled from the beaches of Okinawa to the heights of Pike's Peak; from the deserts of Idaho to the summits of the Swiss Alps; from the Norwegian fjords to the Eiffel Tower. Yes, it has been an amazing trip.

So, when I think about this next big adventure, I say, "Why not?" What's the worse thing that can happen? Ridicule? Maybe. A little sneering and jeering? Probably. But, if the few stories I share bring even the hint of a smile to anyone, it will be worth everything I ever put into it.  At this moment, I add this experience to my list of "Things Tried/Attempted/Failed/Succeeded." A year from now, maybe I'll know which box to check.