Kevin Craig Mortimer

Biography

I am a world builder firstly, followed by an author, and then lastly a business owner.

I finished high school in 1997, and unlike most of my classmates, I decided to follow the route of apprenticeship in IT rather than a formal tertiary education. For 10 years, mine was the life of a corporate drone when in 2007 I made the decision to start my own business.

In 2004 I started writing in earnest, after having been an avid science fiction and fantasy reader since middle grade. Primarily I had been reading epic fantasy, and since I had been a Game Master in various role-playing engines (the traditional D20 kind, with pen, paper and books), I was already adept at building worlds. Work on my first epic fantasy (The Pallus Trilogy) began. Building the world for 5 years, I aggressively began working on the first novel in 2008 and finished it in 2012. Now I work on any number of projects simultaneously.

Sportwise. I enjoy my football (soccer), fanatically supporting the team that my family has supported for many generations, Liverpool. Its rare that I miss a game and can get quite passionate while watching.

Lastly, I speak, read and write German fluently. Primarily thinking in German and translating on the fly, I often assemble weirdly constructed sentences. Its not unusual for me to assume I have said parts of a sentence, not actually having verbalized them.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in 2004, back then it was mainly story boards and little concepts that would fit in with RPG campaigns I'd been planning to hold with my players. These then began to morph into actual fully played out stories, when either the campaigns weren't selected by the players or I shelved them.

Those were the first real tentative steps into aiming to publish something.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I'm busy finishing off the Pallus Trilogy, admittedly not as quickly as I would've liked.

Too me the Pallus Trilogy is a conceptualisation of our tendencies to be focusing on the wrong things in all aspects of our lives. Obviously in a fantasy story this is upthrust to whole new level and made far more visceral, but that was it comes down to.

In the story, they are worried about crossing a barrier for political reasons, when their world is being torn apart. Where as in your home life you might be worried about something trivial, when there are far more important things you should be getting behind and working on.
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Books

The Keystones
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 91,060. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Keystones follow the events of The Runes a few months later, as the Pallus Trilogy continues in its second part. Pallus is now fully in the grip of war as the nation of Lestroy brings its entire force into play for revenge on the Betrayers.
The Runes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 150,190. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Mankind should be working together, but the hands of chaos are interfering. War is imminent, while a far greater threat lies lurking; a threat of legends and myth.

Kevin Craig Mortimer's tag cloud

adventure    epic    fantasy    fantasy and magic    heroic    magic    naval    politics and action    runes    war