Spotlight: Out of Time, By Thomas William Lowrie

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On Tour with Thomas William Lowrie

Just read the brief excerpt below and you’ll know why we’ve been looking forward to this book spotlight. Embroiled in World War II is a man who wasn’t born until 1963. If the history doesn’t intrigue you, the apparent time travel will.

Jaquo is pleased to feature Out of Time as part of a virtual book tour currently hosted by iRead Book Tours. Mr. Lowrie will be stopping by a variety of sites for interviews or guest articles.

Check it out below. The book sounds irresistible, doesn’t it?

As part of this exciting tour, the author has kindly shared an article with us that you won’t want to miss…


An Event that Changed my Life

By Thomas William Lowrie

I came across the suitcase about twenty years and a wife ago but only started writing about these events after my wife, Tina, suggested I put these stories down on paper. In the beginning I found it hard to do but the stories seemed to flow out the more I looked at the photos of his buddies and read the letters from his family. That event changed my life forever but how do you explain something like that and not hear the words “Seek professional help.”

There was really no treasure, at least nothing you could sell for millions or anything like that. There was, however, something no amount of money could buy. The hand drawn sketches, the old photos, the books and even the pipes had created a man in my mind. The man was and is still called Ray Lafayette. 

All of these old faded things don’t mean much to most people, but for some reason I can still connect with everything I touch from this old suitcase.

Ray Lafayette was the man who carried his entire life in one simple bag but my wife was the one who started things and put it in drive. Whereas I write about this event in the first person, I respectfully refuse to believe I was ever as great as the people of that generation. They were and still are in a class unto themselves.  The Ray Lafayette series can explain it all.


The Tour

Book Details:

Book Title: Out of Time (A ray Lafayette Novel) by Thomas William Lowrie
Category: Adult Fiction, 264 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction, Military and War
Publisher: Mindstir Media
Release date: December 4, 2017
Tour dates: May 28 to June 22, 2018
Content Rating: PG-13

Book Description:

Well, here I go again. All alone except for this suitcase of mine. I’m headed for a new place with new people. Not so bad considering it’s 1944. Lots of guys are in my shoes. We’re in the middle of World War II. Still not so bad. I’m a fireman in the Army Air Corps whatever they’re calling themselves these days. Once again, not bad at all. But I was born in 1963. There’s the bad part.

I was not born with the name Ray Lafayette, but that’s what they call me. I didn’t have kids or smoke a pipe. Hell, I didn’t even like coffee. I do now.

I was born into a different life than this, one with a lot of attachments. Now I carry my life in one bag. One really important bag.

In this time, people call me pal or buddy or sir, good lord they call me sir all the time.

I have friends in this time, and they are the best but do they know me like they think they do? Simply put, NO! Would they die for me? Every bit as much as I would die for them.

To say these folks are tough or strong is an understatement. Superhumans? I don’t think so. They were ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. I didn’t have heroes before this. I didn’t understand them until now.

Since this event has started, I have experienced many things I can’t explain. There is only one other person who has any knowledge of my situation, and I can’t find him. The last words from him were vos non unum, you are not alone.

There was a time I missed all the things that made my life easier as I thought. Here I have no cell phone, no internet, no rock music, no almost anything. As bad as that sounds, I’m not sure if I want to leave here.

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Thomas William Lowrie is a WWII writer and author who has published two military novels, He Was and Out of Time.

He has lived outside of Las Vegas most of his life, but his best memories are of the days fishing in South Texas. Summer vacations were the best. That is also where he found his best friend and wife, Tina. He could not have done any of this without her. Of course, Ray pecking at his brain for years had something to do with it too.Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Pinterest
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Merry Citarella, often writing as Merrci, writes on a wide range of topics. Recently relocated to the Oregon Coast in the northwest United States, she frequently writes travel features on the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She specializes in health and aging, Alzheimer’s Disease, food, lifestyle, and book reviews. For more information you can see her on The Writers’Door. You can read more articles here or at her websites Alzheimers HQ and Simple Living Ideas

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