Timothy Bontempt


Timothy J. Bontempt is a fiction writer based in Columbiana County, Ohio. He has been writing short stories and novels since 1997. An experienced teacher, broadcast engineer, and computer technician, Mr. Bontempt’s goals are to entertain, inspire, and hopefully earn a steady living from the craft of writing.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
When I get an idea that I think might make a good story, I sit down and try to write the first couple of pages of what might be the story based on that idea. If those first couple of pages become a chore, if I just can't seem to get the story started, or if what I wrote was just lousy, I abandon it. After all these years I have a huge folder full of false starts that I hope someday to revisit. If the story seems to flow well right from the start, I'll keep going and see how it turns out.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't remember the first story I ever read, but I clearly remember the first story I ever read that made me want to be a writer: "Sonny's Blues" by James Baldwin. Baldwin described music in such a way that changed my appreciation of it forever. With just a few words he broadened my vision. That's really something.
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,590. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Following a terrorist bombing, the leader of Grey River Search and Rescue finds an orphaned girl among the ruins of a medical facility. Once an end-stage leukemia patient, the girl was undergoing an experimental treatment that not only cured her disease but radically improved her on a cellular level. Now one intrepid doctor must rediscover a breakthrough that may change human life forever.

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