Tim Schulz

Biography

I’m one of the few people left who started grade school in a one room country school house. There were eight grades and one teacher who lived in the back of the school. It had no running water, and the parents had to take turns bringing water every day for the children to drink, and the teacher to use. There was no plumbing and the only bathroom was an outhouse out back. The teacher stayed at the school during the week and drove back to town on the weekends.
Finding a topic or idea to write has never been a problem. All my life I have had thoughts or visions of stories and now I know those are stories waiting to be told and that I’m not crazy after all-maybe a little bit, but that only makes it more interesting.
I have no accolades to show anyone, so I’ll let my writings speak for themselves. My first book is a collection of short stories in many genres that demonstrate my broad abilities. They say that the proof is in the pudding, and my short stories are my pudding. But don’t take my word for it. This is what Kirkus Reviews have to say about it, “A short story collection that’s by turns wry, heartwarming and richly dramatic…. The stories range widely in both tone and scope; some are very short, little more than bits of dialogue with stage directions, while others, although usually still quite short, are far more complex and ambitious,… A touching, effective collection that will keep its smiling readers guessing. Kirkus Review

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I couldn't wait to learn to read. I was in the first grade and just read my first line. It was something as simple as "See dick run," but I was so excited that I could read, I brought home, "The Wind and the Willows," believing that I could now read. I was devastated that I couldn't even read the first line. I was devastated that I couldn't read it. My mother read it to me, and it took me a few years to be able to read the whole book on my own. Maybe it wasn't the first book I read, but was the first book that I wanted to read. I grew up on a small farm in western North Dakota and went to a one room school house and the world was quiet small to me, but I realized at that time that the only way for me to find out about the world was by reading. I only stop reading now when I'm writing.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I don’t have favorite books, it totally depends on my mood. I have no compulsion to finish a book if I don’t like it. So it’s safe to say that if I finish a book it has to be a favorite, but that would mean that I have thousands of favorite books, which is probably closer to the truth that trying to pick out only five.
Read more of this interview.

Books

Havelock: Tales from the Western Edge
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,740. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Stories to make you forget the realities of life for a few minutes every day.

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