Kenneth D. Reimer was born and raised in Western Canada. He shares a home with his wife, Lisa, and a cat named Nazca who likes to bite him on the leg. Lisa is Kenneth's most honest editor, and she critiques and edits everything he writes. They share a love for wandering the globe, and their home is decorated with photographs and artifacts that document their explorations.
A love of literature is the passion that has shaped Kenneth’s life. He has three degrees, including a Master of Arts with a major in English studies; however, his education as a writer came at the hands of Lovecraft, Hemingway, and Robert E. Howard. As a literary artist, his works challenge categorization, ranging from horror to dystopian fiction, and from travel writing to poetry. Ultimately, it is the short story that provides him with the most effective platform for his ideas.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I travel. Ever since I was a kid, I've had a desire to know what lies around the corner. When I drive past a gravel road that stretches off onto the prairie, or disappears into a grove of trees, I feel a tug to follow it and see where it leads. For me, travel satisfies this urge. I love that feeling of excitement that I get when I step off a plane. Who knows what lies ahead?
Who are your favorite authors?
When I was young, J.R.R Tolkien, H.P. Lovecraft, and Robert E. Howard were my literary heroes - I consumed every verb and noun that they produced. (I feel sorry for people who only know Tolkien from the movies - as good as they are.) When I began working on my own fiction, Karl Edward Wagner had a huge influence on the development of my style. I still return to his short stories for little shots of inspiration. As an adult, I regard Hemingway and Conrad as masters of the craft.
When the employees of a toy company uncover a dusty and oddly wired mechanical monkey that enables them to travel through time, one of their team witnesses a terrible truth and spirals into madness. His companions are compelled to track him through an increasingly dangerous space-time continuum where their efforts are sabotaged by a mysterious stranger from the distant region of Zero Time.