BBNYA Spotlight – The Time Trials by Jon McConnell and Dayna McConnell


Hello Everyone!

Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Time Trials by Jon McConnell and Dayna McConnell. The Time Trials was the 8th place finalist in BBNYA 2022! Thank you to the TWR team and the BBNYA team for organising this blog tour.


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Book Details

Title: The Time Trials

Author: Jon McConnell and Dayna McConnell

Publisher: Tiny Fox Press 

Length: 358 Pages

Genre: Science Fiction

Age Category: Young Adult

Date Published: 21 September 2021 

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“Four players. It’s in the rules.”

“Is this like, some sort of academic decathlon or something?”

“Something like that.”

Walkman-toting, guitar-playing Finn Mallory blames himself for his parents’ deaths and would do anything to turn back time and set things right. So, when he’s recruited into a secret club at his new school that specializes in competitive time travel games, Finn sees a world of opportunity open before him.

The games, however, are far from benign.

Competition is cutthroat.

Scenarios are rigged.

And the mysterious timekeepers who organize it all have no qualms about using-or disposing of-players to suit their own sinister plans.

Now Finn must decide who he can trust while making peace with his past if he’s to have any hope of leading his team to victory and surviving his junior year.


Dayna is a fourth grade teacher and California history nerd. When she isn’t writing, she’s reading historical fiction, obsessing over music or stewarding her family’s Little Free Library. Her favorite parts of writing are developing character arcs and relationships and playing with permeating themes and symbols.

Jon is the “pantser” of the duo. He is a fan of science-fiction, horror, and post-apocalyptic epics. He is also an avid Tampa Bay Buccaneer fan, a Magic the Gathering enthusiast, and lover of anything zombie. 

IG: @mcconnellsquared

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