Charles Dickinson

Selected Works

Science Fiction, Time Travel
Josh Winkler returns in the sequel to the time-travel classic, A Shortcut in Time. Available on Kindle and Nook.
“Reminiscent of Richard Matheson’s Somewhere in Time (Bid Time Return). A one-sitting read.”
--Frank M. Robinson
"The Widows’ Adventures is full of wit...Dickinson displays all the marks of a great writer.”
--Philadelphia Inquirer
“An elegant invention by a writer with impressive talents.”
--Philadelphia Inquirer

A Shortcut in Time

Euclid Heights, Illinois is a town of many shortcuts, between houses, between families. Josh Winkler, a local artist and longtime resident, knows these irregular pathways well, until a hasty run down a familiar walk transports him 15 minutes in the past. At first, Josh is more intrigued than alarmed by this accidental time travel. Then a young woman appears on the walk, claiming to be from 1908...

As his life, his family, his town, and even history itself begin to unravel, Josh gradually realizes that his only salvation may lie in a shortcut in time.

Charles Dickinson has written a moving and unforgettable book about the way the past can affect the present, as well as, sometimes, the other way around.