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March 8, 2019

Blog Tour: The Time Traveler’s Guide to Modern Romance by Madeline J. Reynolds – Interview and Giveaway

Hello Readers! Welcome to our Tour Stop for

The Time Traveler’s Guide to Modern Romance
by Madeline J. Reynolds

presented by Entangled Teen!

We have Madeline on the blog today for a quick Q&A.

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and be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

Elias Caldwell needs more than his life in nineteenth-century England has to offer. He’d rather go on an adventure than spend one more minute at some stuffy party. When his grandfather gives him a pocket watch he claims can transport him to any place and time, Elias doesn’t believe it…until he’s whisked away to twenty-first-century America.


Tyler Forrester just wants to fall hopelessly in love. But making that kind of connection with someone has been more of a dream than reality. Then a boy appears out of thin air, a boy from the past. As he helps Elias navigate a strange new world for him, introducing him to the wonders of espresso, binge-watching, and rock and roll, Tyler discovers Elias is exactly who he was missing.


But their love has time limit. Elias’s disappearance from the past has had devastating side effects, and now he must choose where he truly belongs—in the Victorian era, or with the boy who took him on an adventure he never dreamed possible?

The Time Traveler’s Guide to Modern Romance
by Madeline J. Reynolds
Publication Date: March 4, 2019
Publisher: Entangled Teen

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Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!

Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)

Eli, a young man from Victorian-era London travels through time and space to modern times, where he meets Tyler. The two fall for one another, but trouble in the past forces Eli to choose whether to go back and change the fate of his family or stay with Tyler in a place where he finally feels like he belongs.

What was your inspiration for writing this book?  Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?

It was actually a book that was pitched to me. My first editor on my first book with Entangled Teen, ILLUSIONS, was the one who actually had the idea for the plot and he felt I would be the right person to write it. It was the first time I’d taken on a project where the idea was pitched to me.

Tell us about the main character(s).

Eli is a little bit of a troublemaker in his own era, but that’s only because of his unhappiness. He knows its not where he truly belongs. He also longs for independence so he can take the time to learn more about himself and what he want – something he hasn’t had a chance to do under his parents’ scrutiny. Tyler, meanwhile, is a creative. He wants to go to film school and become a documentary filmmaker. His dreams and plans are all laid out in front of him until Eli comes into the picture and changes everything for him.

Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?

There’s a part in the book where Tyler brings Eli and a couple of friends into New York City (they are otherwise at a boarding school in New Jersey) and I just love everything about Eli experiencing New York for the first time. NYC is my favorite place in the world and so it made my heart happy that I got to include the kind of joy it can bring, especially for someone seeing it for the first time. 

Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing?  If so, why?

I don’t know if it was a specific part so much as editing the book overall. Something I have realized about myself as a writer is that I prefer drafting and throwing all my ideas out there but I have a much harder time reigning in all those ideas and making them fit together in a way that makes sense. With this book, I knew major plot points but there were times where it was hard to string everything together in a way that made sense and felt natural.

What sort of projects do you have going on right now.  Any new books coming out?

Nothing currently. I am actually in school right now and finishing my senior year of undergrad so I am pretty focused on graduation but after I graduate in the spring, I can’t wait to get started on my next creative project.

It was great having you on the blog today!  We hope you’ll decide to stop by again someday, and we wish you much success!!

Thank you so much for having me! It was a lot of fun.

Madeline J. Reynolds is a YA fantasy author living in Chicago. Originally from Minneapolis, she has a background in journalism and has always loved storytelling in its various forms. When not writing, she can be found exploring the city, eating Thai food, or lost in an epic Lord of the Rings marathon.

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  1. Audrey Stewart
    3/8/2019

    I enjoyed all I have read, and I look forward to reading The Time Traveler’s Guide to Modern Romance by Madeline J. Reynolds. Well done!

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