Scharlette Doesn’t Matter and Goes Time Travelling


Ever since Scharlette’s parents gave her a name no one can really pronounce, she’s been stuck in a bit of a rut. She hates her job in airport security, making people take their belts off before they fly to exotic locations she can only dream about. She owns a small apartment with large repayments, drinks bargain bin red while she watches Star Trek, and misses her little sister, lost to an exploding sandwich press ten years ago.

Scharlette fears she might live out her entire existence without doing anything or mattering to anyone. It still comes as quite a surprise when a handsome time traveller named Tomothy appears out of nowhere and verifies she is correct – that, according to his records, she doesn’t matter at all.

Scharlette isn’t sure this news is as wonderful as Tomothy seems to think but, as he explains, since her life was to have no impact on the timeline whatsoever, Scharlette is free to travel time and space, and have amazing adventures with heedless abandon.

The book is charming and riotously funny. The most enjoyable aspect of the story is its unpredictability.” – Aurealis Magazine


Scharlette rubbed her temples as she woke, hastily compiling information. She was in a spaceship, high above the Earth, speaking with Gordon, an advanced AI from the future. Or perhaps she was in an insane asylum talking to a mouse? It was difficult to be sure. One thing was certain – she was definitely going to be late for work.
‘Gordon,’ she said, and then so many questions jostled for attention she had trouble focusing on one in particular.
‘Yes, Miss Scharlette?’
‘What’s the time?’
‘I’m afraid that is quite difficult to answer, as perspectives tend to differ wildly. However, internal ship time is currently 64:38:91.’

It’s hard to describe why this book is good without spoiling a single part of it.” – Two Doctors Media Collaborative

Reader Reviews

“So refreshingly different” Goodreads

“a solid sci-fi romp, and this is one of the few times when “romp” is exactly the right description” Goodreads

“I have never laughed so much while reading a book!” Amazon US

“absolutely the best treatment of time travel all wrapped up in chuckles and spurts of laughter punctuated with moments of sheer terror culminating in a very satisfying ending.” – Amazon US

“The time travel genre has a great new top candidate” Amazon US

“Scharlette is intelligent, real, relatable and very witty.” Goodreads

“dazzlingly colourful, endlessly endearing” Goodreads

“genuinely fun … a proper joy.” Amazon UK

“remarkably easy and enjoyable to follow” Amazon AU

“I loved this book much more than I had expected” Goodreads