The Tick Tock Man by R.M. Clark
Publication Date: May 2, 2017
Publisher: Month9Books/Tantrum Books
When the clocks in town stop, thirteen-year- old CJ discovers an unusual “clock world”; where most of the citizens are clock parts, tasked with keeping the big clocks running. But soon the seemingly peaceful world is divided between warring factions with CJ instructed to find the only person who can help: the elusive Tick Tock Man.
With the aid of Fuzee, a partly-human girl, he battles gear-headed extremists and razor-sharp pendulums in order to restore order before this world of chimes, springs, and clock people dissolves into a massive time warp, taking CJ’s quiet New England town with it.
Check it out on GoodReads or buy your copy at one of these booksellers:
Where did you get the idea for the “clock world”? It certainly sounds different.
I was sitting in a parking lot one day and I noticed that the large, analog clock on the tower of the building across the street had stopped and I wondered why. Driving home, I noticed another big clock had stopped. Hmmmm, I thought. Very strange. That night, I conceived an imaginary world of citizens who are tasked with keeping all the clocks in town running and also a reason for the clocks to stop. Just to be different, I gave the “clock world” German in origin and made the towns in it look like German villages like you would see on top of a fancy cuckoo clock. I was fortunate that real clock parts like fuzee, ratchet, strike, verge, and hammer made for excellent character names, and real German geographic names like Furtwangen, Kinzig, Murg and Enz easily fell into place for this story.
I added some conflict, a little adventure and, just like that, The Tick Tock Man came to life.
So why did all the clocks stop? You’ll have to read The Tick Tock Man to find out!
About the Author:
Be sure to enter the Giveaway! The prize is this cool looking watch. Any kid would love to have this. Even grown up kids like me. :)
One (1) winner will receive this kid’s watch (INT)
a Rafflecopter giveaway