Now in Print & eBook: "The Chronocar" by Debut Chicago Author Steve Bellinger

Barking Rain Press announced the print and eBook release of the new sci-fi time travel thriller “The Chronocar” by Chicago, Illinois, debut author Steve Bellinger.

Vancouver, WA, July 29, 2015 –(– Barking Rain Press, a non-profit fiction publisher, announced the paperback and eBook release of the science fiction time travel thriller “The Chronocar” by Chicago, Illinois, debut author Steve Bellinger.

Simmie Johnson was born the son of a slave. He was also a genius. After earning a PhD in physics from Tuskegee Institute, he wrote a paper outlining a theory for time travel, including plans for a time machine—called a Chronocar—which was published in a scientific journal in the early 1900s. Since the technology required to build the Chronocar did not yet exist, the paper and its brilliant writer faded into obscurity.

A century later, a young Illinois Tech student, Tony Carpenter, discovers the journal article and decides to build a Chronocar so he can travel back to 1919 to meet the black scientist he hopes to emulate. Unfortunately, time is not on his side. Dr. Johnson is living in Chicago’s Black Belt with his beautiful daughter—and Tony arrives just in time for the bloodiest race riot in the city’s history. Can Tony use the Chronocar to save his new friends, or will his attempt forever alter the future he hopes to return to?

Ask for “The Chronocar” at your favorite bookstore, or buy it online at the Barking Rain Press website,, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Powells, Waterstones, and many other Internet bookstores. It is also available as an eBook through Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes iBooks, Kobo, Content Reserve/Overdrive, the Barking Rain Press website and many other outlets worldwide.

Interested readers can preview the first four chapters of “The Chronocar” for free by visiting the Barking Rain Press website at

The Chronocar
BISAC Genre Codes:
FIC028080 — Fiction / Science Fiction / Time Travel
FIC049070 — Fiction / African American / Urban
FIC027090 — Fiction / Romance / Time Travel

BIC Genre Codes:
FL — Science Fiction
FR — Romance

LCCN: 2015941739

Trade Paperback (148 pp)
ISBN-13: 978-1-941295-18-2
ISBN-10: 1-941295-18-5
Retail Price: $12.95 USD
Distributors: Ingram, Bertram Books, Gardners Books

eBook (ePub, Kindle, PDF)
ISBN-13: 978-1-941295-19-9
ISBN-10: 1-941295-19-3
Retail Price: $5.95 USD
Distributors: Content Reserve/Overdrive, Ingram

About Barking Rain Press
Barking Rain Press is an imprint of the BRP Publishing Group (BRP), which is a non-profit publisher located in the greater Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area—a thriving hub for independent publishers, writers, and literary venues. BRP currently operates three imprints, including Barking Rain Press, Virtual Tales, and Nitis Books. Find out more about the BRP Publishing Group at their website,
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