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I live in Maine with my beautiful wife and three amazing children. We share 7-acres with 1 dog, 2 cats, and a population of ducks that varies with the weather. I'm a full-time corporate writer and novelist. My fiction, non-fiction and advertising work has appeared in forums all around the globe. A few months back, my novel "The Santa Shop¨ was republished to Kindle and Nook. My pre-release novel "From My Cold Young Fingers¨ (soon to be final-released as "Ripped From My Cold Young Fingers¨) is also available on Kindle. "Zachary Pill, The Dragon at Station End,¨ "Heroes With Fangs¨ and my horror novel "Ancestor¨ will also be available on Kindle in the next few months. My brother's publishing company refers to me as "Maine's Other Author TM¨ but I prefer just Tim :-).
on Dec. 01, 2011 :
I adore dragon tales, and this was a huge success. Zachary Pill is a story I cannot wait to read to my children when they are a little older. This fiery tale weaves magic into loyalty, friendship, justice, and heroism. Zachary Pill is forced to battle bullies in both his personal life in Boston and the magical world when forced to move to Station End. Zachary's journey - from the eccentric teenage boy with green hair who is bullied at school to the dragon who defends the earth from a troll who wants to open the ancient doors to other worlds - spans the course of about a week. It's not all bullies and battles though. Every twist and turn is perfectly interlaced with comic relief. Tim Greaton's outstanding writing captures the reader's heart by allowing him/her to step inside the mind of a witty, brave, overwhelmed, and lovestruck teenage boy. I found myself cheering for Zachary and his friends every step of the way. I am very excited to read the next books in this series. I think the Zachary Pill series would be a box office hit! Definitely two thumbs up from me.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on Aug. 30, 2011 :
As a writer, I'm far more conscious about plot elements and the structure of a story than the average reader. I just came back from the trenches, having read Tim Greaton's "Zachary Pill", and I'm pleased to report that he certainly had me on my toes almost at every turn of the story. I'm a great fan of "crossover" tales (stories involving our rather dull world and an alternate, magical dimension and how they relate with each other i.e. Piers Anthony's Xanth series) and I thought I had seen it all... until I started reading "Zachari Pill." Greaton's skillful writing gradually exposes us to the existence of odd magical creatures and how well they fare living amongst the human race. The manner in which he tells us about them is quite ingenious: they have their own hospitals, their own way to quickly move from point A to B (i.e. from California to Boston in one hour... wow! that would put the Concord to shame!), and their own way to communicate with each other. I particularly loved the smart-mouthed U-Ghoul messaging system, you know. I could go on and on for hours but to say it in a few words, this book is greatly recommended... and it will get you more bang to your book at any price.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)