K. R. Schultz


K. R. Schultz lives with his wife on Vancouver Island. Where he leads an semi-idyllic life, interrupted by long bouts of hard work. His angst filled teen years led him into the murky realm of poetry, filled with dark and brooding themes.
Once upon a time he had a real job, where he got to write office procedures manuals. It was the stuff of legends, or so he says, It was "The Adventures of Tom Swift" that led him into SF in grade school. In high school "The Lord of the Rings" trapped him in the fantasy genre and he's been living in a fantasy world ever since.
He says Fantasy is a much easier genre for him to wrap his head around than Hard SF because you have to be far too scientific to do it well. (That and the fact that all the real scientists get to pick on you when you mess it up.)
A writing project in high school got him recognized by the teachers (in a good way) and by his peers (not quite as pleasantly). The experience gave him first hand information on being an outsider.
In spite of writing all his life "The Song of the Defiler," is by accident, his first full length novel. ( It originally started out as a descriptive writing exercise over a lunch hour in a fast food restaurant.)
He shamelessly hopes you enjoy his first novel enough to buy the sequel "The Song of the Warrior" which is presently under construction.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Big surprise here, I love to read, spend time watching Netflix and working on different projects. My favorite projects are ones that challenge me to learn a new skill or absorb new information.
I am a skill and info junkie, for example: The idea of making chain mail caught my attention. A coif was the most challenging piece I could imagine. For the uninitiated, it covers the head. You start with a single ring in the top and work it out in multiples for each row so it fits the head.
Yup, I am that much of a screaming geek. Most of the things I pick up happen the same way. I develop a mania and pursue it till I master it, then I'm on to the next thing.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on a farm that may have not been the middle of nowhere but the middle of nowhere was only a few farms away. There was no library and no TV. Books came, magically, in the mail once a month. In those precious deliveries, I could touch the outside world and experience fantastic adventures. I was quite young when I decided that I wanted to do that for people, to help them live outside themselves for a few hours or days.
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The Song of the Defiler
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 122,900. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The ancient, evil Nethera are working secretly to control Aarda and destroy humanity. The Eniila and Abrhaani are at war, the Sokai hide in the Valley of Abalon. Unfortunately all three races must work together to save Aarda. Can four teens, an exiled heretic and an old woman hope to unite the people of Aarda in time to foil their plot for world conquest before the cult of assassins murders them?

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conquest    faith    fantasy    friendship    mystery    relationships    teen