Timothy Shaw

Biography

Timothy Shaw has lead a not so ordinary life. Growing up in his family's travel business, he soon had a passport full of exotic foreign stamps. Having started working at age nine, it was not a great leap that he displayed the same hard work ethic when he joined the Springfield High School theater program, where to this day there is an award bearing his name. Following graduation he had two major choices; a full scholarship to the Ringling Brothers/Barnum Bailey Clown College or join the military in order to pay for college. He opted for the clown job and joined the Army. During his stint in the US Army, Timothy served as a German linguist stationed in what was once known as West Berlin. As it happens, likely due almost entirely to his fine work, peace broke out, the Wall fell and the two Germanies re-united. This effectively put him out of a job but he thought it lucky, as most soldiers these days don't seem to have that kind of luxury. In the years following, between Berlin and his present home of Tacoma, WA he has held a number of different jobs in an equal different number of fields. Although he published a number of poems in national publications over the years, even a play or two; it was not until 2011 while working his current position as a Visual Interpreter for the blind for a community college that he thought to take up the challenge of actually writing a novel. His first novel, written for the National Novel Writing Month in November 2011, was approximately fifty thousand words. The following year saw a second novel in the series coming in at about double that. As The third novel in what has turned into a series has just been completed but has not yet been published.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book was a stretch, in an attempt to follow up my first book, which ended with the Apocalypse. So, a tough twist was called for when coming up with the story line so as to keep my core cast of characters, erm, alive.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
To be completely and painfully honest, I would LOVE to be an author in the traditional sense. Thing is, it is incredibly difficult to get an agent, let alone a traditional publisher to take on an unknown author. One of my favorite authors was David Gemmell. I would read interviews with him about his work. He looked at it as just that, work. He never missed a dead-line, he had set work hours and did what writers do; he wrote. I admired that.
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Where to find Timothy Shaw online

Wattpad: timantec

Books

Adventures Through Time with Leo Hasenpfeffer
You set the price! Words: 50,000. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
For those who have ever wished they could go back and change history, this book displays but a small glimpse of what is possible out of the multitude of possible dimensions.
The Word - A Tubal Cain Novel
Series: A Tubal Cain Novel, Book 2. You set the price! Words: 100,060. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
What happens after the world ends? How do you feel about it, if you were the cause? What would you do, if you found out that was just the beginning of discovering a world unlike anything you imagined and reality not what you thought it to be?
An Unwitting Antichrist
Series: A Tubal Cain Novel, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 52,180. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
For as far back as he could remember, Tubal Cain had always tried to make the world a better place. And invariably, he always got it wrong. After years of keeping to himself rather than risk inadvertently wreaking havoc, he found the unfortunate accident of an elderly fellow employee too much to bear. This quest sets off such a chain of events that lead to, quite possibly the end of the world.

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