Kevin Kimmich

Biography

I have an abiding interest in the history of ideas. I've always been intrigued by the conversion of the northern European peoples to Christianity, in the Renaissance, and in the Reformation.

Over years of research, I discovered that a large piece of the historical puzzle is missing from the orthodox history of these revolutions. During my research, I periodically stumbled over references to the occult and to the Western Esoteric tradition. The strange and wonderful ideas in this tradition were elusive. I came from a very pragmatic background: an education in physics, and years of work as an engineer. Hence, it took several years of study and rumination on mythology for my thinking to shift from a merely analytical approach to a more comprehensive method of investigating the place of mankind in the universe.

There's a subtle structure to the Greek myths, the Roman myths, the Norse myths, and Egyptian mythology. These mythological ideas are, from my point of view, like a decoder ring for trying to understand the world in poetical and mystical terms. This type of understanding is a way of escaping the limitations of reason and logic.

I am just beginning to explore these ideas through fiction. I'm attempting to write stories that are entertaining and engaging, but still taps into this wellspring of knowledge.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't know if it's the first story I ever read, but I distinctly remember 'To Build a Fire' by Jack London. I read that when I was probably ten years old. The story is so vivid and stuck with me so I've always had a phobia of falling through ice. However, I actually did fall through ice once into a lake and it was actually no big deal!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Northeast Ohio, which is the setting for my series "The Chardon Chronicles" and it is where I live today.

I think the interior of the USA, including the Great Lakes region has the potential to undergo a renaissance. Currently, people in this part of the country are basically living under imperial rule from the coasts, especially Washington DC and New York City, which are service as drains for the wealth of a nation of people.

Arguably, this region of the country, northeast Ohio, the former Western Reserve, was central to the birth of this current arrangement. I believe we're at the end of a cycle of centralization of power and wealth that's been in the works for at least the past hundred years. It's left a nation of people disenfranchised and deeply indebted.

People are thirsty and starved for new ideas. I believe the new ideas almost always come from the western tradition of myth and lore.
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Where to find Kevin Kimmich online


Series

The Chardon Chronicles
The gods walk among men in this supernatural action adventure story. The books are entertaining, but delve into two deep mythological traditions, and present many ideas about how men relate to the other worlds. A small town in Northeast Ohio becomes the backdrop for an epic, violent struggle between ancient beings and the Wells family. Tracy Wells learns her family business is collecting esoteric knowledge and defending humanity against a hidden world. The family library tells a story about Western civilization that’s not in history books, and details a natural world that’s unknown to science. Tracy Wells is a senior at Chardon High School. She and her friends Morgan and Chloe begin to discover who they really are. It's a journey that brings them into conflict with parents and teachers, and an old corrupt organization that’s led by supernatural entities.

Books

Beep Beep Beep
Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00)
In the not too distant future, a new golden age begins when mankind literally buries its past.
The Chardon Chronicles: Season Two --- The Winter
Series: The Chardon Chronicles. Price: Free! Words: 88,200. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A small town in Northeast Ohio becomes the backdrop for an epic, violent struggle between ancient beings and the Wells family.
The Chardon Chronicles: Season One -- The Harvest Festival
Series: The Chardon Chronicles. Price: Free! Words: 100,830. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A small town in Northeast Ohio becomes the backdrop for an epic, violent struggle between ancient beings and the Wells family.

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