Rod Serling was a main influence. Time Will Tell was written because of stories that I had been told by Sidney Dowse, an English World War ll hero. I worked some of Sidney's never before told stories into Time Will Tell, as well as others told to me over the years by high level black ops officers.
When Sidney Dowse shared these amazing stories with me in 1995, he made me promise him, not to reveal them until after his death, which occured in 2008. I began writing Time Will Tell after Sidney's death, as I did not want these factual tales of World War Two to be lost forever.