Timm Gillick


Writing since a young age, Timm has always been creative, whether writing and directing short films, to writing comics, short stories and novellas, or doing cosplay photography.

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
I take at most, the three most important aspects of the story and try to get them on the cover, usually the one main theme, and at most (if at all), two supporting ideas.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
On Writing by Stephen King is probably the most motivational book I've read. I listened to the unabridged audio book, read by King himself. The version I have includes his experience with the hit-and-run, and how he got back on the horse, so to speak.
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman has some of the best prose I've ever read. I've tried emulating the way he turns phrases, with little success, but it is a benchmark I strive for.
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein is a book I read about every year or so. It influenced a non-Christian religion that is recognized by the US government, so the power of the writing, and just the thought processes of the characters, shows.
The Spenser series by Robert B. Parker shows the PI genre in its simplicity, both in his style of writing, and the character of the characters.
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Where to find Timm Gillick online


The Adventures of Felix Valentine, Gentleman Adventurer
Short story collections of Felix Valentine, a steampunk gentleman adventurer who tussles with various occult and sundry forces.
Spider & Fortune
A pair of sword-wielding PI's fight crime in and around Peoria, IL.


The Adventures of Felix Valentine, Gentleman Adventurer, volume 1
Series: The Adventures of Felix Valentine, Gentleman Adventurer. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,880. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Adventure » Action
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A collection of short steampunk stories featuring Felix Valentine, a robust, intelligent gentleman adventurer with a team of friends who assist him as he takes on the villains of the world in tales of high adventure!
The Three Jack Voodoo: A Spider & Fortune Adventure
Series: Spider & Fortune. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,780. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Rafferty "The Spider" Spidano and his partner Maddox Fortune are two Gulf War vet, sword-wielding PI's who fight a corrupt US senator caught up in a diamond-smuggling operation.

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