A native of New Mexico, CHARLOTTE BANCHI frequently uses the New Mexican desert as a backdrop for her novels. Her time-travel novels are character driven. The author removes her characters from their comfortable environment and drops them into a past (or future) time that is often filled with danger.
WHERE DID THE IDEA COME FROM?
The Whole Enchilada: A Payton Claymore & John Raines novel.
This one all began one sunny afternoon in Carlsbad, NM when I was standing outside the courthouse. A man an woman were coming down the steps and I heard the woman say, "I told him that wasn't me, but they won't listen." I got to thinking "what-if" two women looked alike and one was killed but ...
Beyond This Time: I wanted to write a ghost story and ended up traveling through time. I also have a great dislike for racism, in any size, shape, or form. I'll admit that I climbed on my soapbox during the writing of this novel. I wanted to make a point, and from the reader reviews and comments I believe I succeeded.
Our Place In Time: A trip to White Sands, NM and a long time fascination regarding The Philadelphia Experiment got thrown into my mind blender and what came out is the novel.