Paul Ian Cross, PhD is a scientist and writer from London, UK.

He’s a clinical trials expert, science communicator and video creator.

Dr Paul’s bestselling book

A desperate search. A journey through time. A secret connection that outpaces the clock…

New Shanghai, 2074. Engella Rhys hates the utter isolation of time-travel. After years searching through history for her missing parents, she’s on the run and in the crosshairs of fierce Hunters. But when a surprise attack forces her to jump without coordinates, she lands on an almost-deserted beach near a kind stranger carrying the same experimental device.

Teaming up to unravel the bizarre mystery of their matching time-tech, Engella’s new friend falls prey to their pursuers. And after making a series of dangerous discoveries, she finds herself torn between saving her companion or finding her own family.

Will Engella uncover the answer to her lost loved ones, or is she doomed to die alone?

‘An adrenalin-filled race through time and space,’ Mai’s Musings

‘There’s action, sci-fi, technology and mystery all wrapped up in this novel’ Jessica Rachow, Book Blogger.


‘If time travel is your bag then check out this novel,’ Louise Wise,Book Blogger

‘I can see this being turned into an animated adventure series or film,’ says On the Shelf Reviews


About Dr Paul

Paul works in clinical research (developing new medicines). He has experience in cancer, rheumatology, pain research, paediatrics, infectious diseases and the development of vaccines.

Paul’s PhD investigated the benefit-risk assessment of medicines, and how patients and the public can be involved in decision-making.

For all speaking engagements, school visits or press and media enquiries you can contact Dr Paul directly at: paul@pauliancross.com.

Paul is active on social media, sharing STEM-inspired content across Instagram, Facebook, TikTok YouTube and Twitter.

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