Watermark Hosts Nancy McCabe in Conversation with Sarah Henning

Watermark is overjoyed to host Dr. Nancy McCabe to celebrate her new YA book Vaulting Through Time. The book follows 16-year-old gymnast Elizabeth Arlington, her crush and her ex-best friend Zach as she finds a time machine and they use it to travel to the past. Many things are discovered both about Elizabeth's life and a much bigger plan that Elizabeth and Zach will have to try to stop. Dr. McCabe will be at Watermark Books and Cafe on Thursday, September 14th at 6 pm. We will also be streaming the event on Facebook Live. Dr. McCabe will be in conversation with author Sarah Henning. Dr. McCabe and Sarah will discuss her book, answer audience questions, and do a book signing after. We would love to see you there and let your friends and family know! You can RSVP using the button below on Eventbrite which helps us anticipate how many will attend and prepare the seating arrangement.

About Dr. Nancy McCabe

An adoptive parent and former longtime gymnastics mom, Nancy McCabe is the author of six books for adults and has published articles in NewsweekSalonWriter’s DigestThe Brevity Blog, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among many others. She’s a Pushcart winner and her work has been recognized nine times on Best American Notable Lists. She has a Ph.D from the University of Nebraska. She is the director of the writing program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and teaches in the graduate program at the Naslund-Mann School of Writing at Spalding University.


About the Book:

Can she perform the vault of her life to save her loved ones—and herself?

Sixteen-year-old gymnast Elizabeth Arlington doesn’t care that her mother is older than the other girls’ moms or that she doesn’t look anything like her parents. She has too much other stuff to worry about: an embarrassing crush on her ex-best-friend Zach, and changes in her body that affect her center of gravity and make vaulting and tumbling more terrifying than they used to be. But when she makes a discovery that throws her entire identity into question, she turns to Zach, who suggests a way for her to find the answers her mother won’t give her: a time machine they found in an abandoned house.

As Elizabeth catapults through time, she encounters a mysterious abandoned child, an elite gymnast preparing for Olympic Trials, and an enigmatic woman who seems to know more than she’s revealing. Then when a thief makes off with an identical time machine, Elizabeth finds herself on a race to stop the thief before the world as she knows it—and her own future—are destroyed.

Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
4701 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67218
Vaulting Through Time By Nancy McCabe Cover Image
ISBN: 9780744309362
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: CamCat Books - July 25th, 2023