Who are you, and why do you have this site?
My name is Rachel Bohlen, and I’m a lawyer and a writer. My love for writing extends back as far as I can remember. In 2013, after years of writing half-finished books and scribbling ideas down in a massive Word document, I finally sat down and finished something. The end result is The Historian, and I’m very proud of it.
What is it about?
It’s set in a society where time travel has been invented and is strictly regulated by the government. Our main character, Emilia Falk, works at the Department of Time as a historian. Her mundane life is thrown into turmoil when her sister, Lenore, is accused of a Time Violation, the most serious terrorism offense. Emilia embarks on a search to find out if her sister is guilty, which leads her to Auden Benson, a prominent figure in an underground protest group who seems to know more than he’s letting on about Lenore and about the time machine tucked away in the sublevels of the Department of Time.
That sounds like science fiction.
I consider it sci-fi/speculative. There’s not too much actual time traveling in it, so it’s not a hard sci-fi novel in that respect.
What do you do when you’re not writing or administering justice during your day job?
Obviously, I read and write. I grew up on science fiction/fantasy/horror, and it’s mostly all that I write. A handful of my favorite authors include Philip K. Dick, Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, and Clive Barker. As you might expect, I’m also an avid fan of science fiction/horror movies and television, and I may blog about them from time to time.
That’s all for now. If you have questions, post them in the comments!