When 16-year old rock climbing enthusiast Dan Harman discovers an object in his attic that gives him the ability to travel through time, he and his best friends Jesse and Ritchie hatch a get-rich-quick scheme to fund the climbing trip of their dreams: uncover buried treasure. But when Dan's trips back to Civil War-era Tennessee provide a glimpse into the truth behind the treasure, the trio realizes there may be a more altruistic ending to their adventures. With hints of history, mystery and romance, this tale of friendship will take you on a journey of a lifetime.


"Interesting, educational, realistic and imaginative. Great quick read for adults and children! Love it!"

- Amazon Reader


"My 8th grade son devoured GLINT in a matter of hours and loved it. Total page turner."

- Anonymous


"This was a fun book to read. It was full of mystery, rock climbing, family and friends. I even learned some things about the Civil War I didn't know."

- Paula B.


Editorial Reviews

  • Literary Classics is pleased to announce that the book Glint, by author JD Harper, has been selected to receive the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.  "Glint is an exciting book which will intrigue middle-school audiences with a bit of mystery, Civil War history and time travel elements.  As Dan hops back and forth between present day and Civil War times readers are drawn into his adventures both in the present and the past. When Dan and his friends make a pact to return a lost treasure to its rightful owners they are embroiled in some pretty intense moments in history including a real-life battle at Missionary Ridge.  Recommended for home and school libraries Glint is a fun and engaging read which has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval."

  • "Glint came to me as a youth or YA book, so I initially opened it expecting to skim through it. Imagine my surprise and excitement when I found myself two hours later needing to put it away to go to sleep. Chattanooga's native will find it especially intriguing but fully enjoyable by anyone." ~ Mike Gray, Author, Host and Owner of The River City Sessions Radio Show.

  • "Glint is a really neat combination of history and fiction that held my curiosity"hostage" right up to the end!In fact, I received a phone call as I was deep into Chapter14, and I just about hung up on the caller who interrupted my reading. That's good writing!  J.D. Harper may have intended Glint for the middle-school crowd but rest assured, you don't have to be a teenager to enjoy this one." ~ Marvin Harper,  retired Editorial Writer and Columnist, Jacksonville Journal

  • "This was hugely enjoyable, and super creative and imaginative." ~ Duke Richey, Howard Baker Chair of American History, The McCallie School