Serge Timmers

Biography

As the founder and chief in staff of Merchants Of Air, an international music blog, Serge has been writing reviews and articles for years. Born in Hasselt and currently residing in Antwerp, the writer combines his passion for music with his love for writing. In 2017 Serge published 'Cecilia's World - a novel about alternative music'. This lighthearted book narrates the story of a girl who discovers the world of records, concerts and musicians, plus it gives the reader a firm insight into the history of a wide array of musical genres.

2019 will see the return to Serge's first literal passion: thrillers. Titled 'I Do Not Want This', his new episodic novel is a dark, haunting and rough tale about psychokinesis, corruption and civil unrest. "Carrie meets Mr Robiot and Mathilda meets Zeitgeist", according to readers. Known to be a fan of different media, Serge also compiled an original soundtrack, which is available at bandcamp.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
A very long time ago. I think I wrote my first stories on a typewriter back in the eighties. Later I used our first computer to write a children's story about living snowmen. Three years ago, I founded Merchants Of Air and since then I have been writing all kinds of reviews and articles. And then there are still countless of stories and ideas written down on paper.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I wanted to write about music, about the impact that music can have on a person's life. I was actually writing another book, a nonfiction book about the different musical styles, from ambient music to black metal and from krautrock to grindcore. However, when I reread the parts I had written, I thought the whole thing was dry. It was becoming something like a schoolbook and I wanted to create something lively, something fun to read. Then 'Sophie's World' suddenly came to mind. In the book by Jostein Gaarder, a young girl gets acquainted with philosophy. I thought "if Gaarder can write that about philosophy, I can do it with alternative music". The same day, I started writing 'Cecilia's World'.
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Where to find Serge Timmers online


Where to buy in print


Videos

The Making Of Cecilia's World
Me wearing over 70 bandshirts while writing a book.

I Do Not Want This - Teaser
A teaser for the opening scene and original soundtrack

Series

I Do Not Want This
Seven years ago. The plan was to abandon the child to escape from its demonic powers. During that dark and rainy night, she decided otherwise. Today. The city of Aralburg is tormented by civil unrest, corruption and hidden agendas. Times are dark and streets have become dangerous. The wealthy play their wicked games while down below, the underground resistance roars. A biographer follows one of the city's most successful business tycoons. The project and the search for the truth about this charismatic man change her life forever. Two lifelong friends, both gifted with psychokinetic powers, try to adjust to their new lives. Although they have managed to leave their bizarre history behind them, their superhuman gifts won't let them find peace.

Books

I Do Not Want This - Chapter 2
Series: I Do Not Want This. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,650. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
How would people with psychokinetic powers live their lives today? What if current events, civil unrest and abuse of power infiltrate their lives? When will people finally revolt? With these questions in mind Serge Timmers began writing his new book, an episodic thriller about telekinesis, corruption, protection and the search for the truth.
I Do Not Want This - Chapter 1
Series: I Do Not Want This, Chapter 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,050. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
How would people with psychokinetic powers live their lives today? What if current events, civil unrest and abuse of power infiltrate their lives? When will people finally revolt? With these questions in mind Serge Timmers began writing his new book, an episodic thriller about telekinesis, corruption, protection and the search for the truth.
Cecilia's World
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 85,130. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Nonfiction » Music » Alternative
Cecilia, a sixteen year old girl moves to the big city where she discovers the wonderful world of alternative music.

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