H.D. Timmons


H.D. Timmons was born in Brooklyn, NY and is currently a Creative Director living in Kernersville, NC.
Extending his creative efforts toward pursuing a writing career, Mr. Timmons has been published in Adoption Today and RetailerNOW (print magazines), and Strata Magazine (online). He has several works of fiction in progress and is looking for literary representation.

Smashwords Interview

Have you always wanted to be a writer?
Yes. Since the age of seven – at least. My creativity took me to art school, which led me to my career in graphic design, but I always liked writing stories. I guess my lack of technical expertise in sentence structure, punctuation and so on; not to mention the daunting task of being published kept me from pursuing writing. Now, later in life, the advent of self-publishing made it easy for me to write stories, put them out in the world, and not worry that I wasn’t technically proficient. I asked myself, “Why should I let the fear of not putting a comma in the correct place keep me from telling a story?” Checking for correct punctuation is what a future editor is for – right? Life’s too short to let anything stand in the way of a dream. So, when people refer to me as a writer I tell them that I like to think of myself as simply a story teller.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The short story series I’m writing now is about Tom Zombie, a virus-stricken ex-cop struggling for redemption from his past actions, while the world is in the throes by a zombie pandemic. The tagline I’ve used is: Adversity can create an unlikely hero.

I actually didn’t set out to write a zombie story, but the opening sentences that I used for the first installment, Zombie City, came to me while I was cutting the grass. At first, I didn't know what to do with it, but after kicking it around in my head for a few days I kept adding to it and it surprisingly led me in the zombie direction and it’s been pretty fun.

My goal with this series is to not make it a typical zombie gore fest, yet still have the elements that zombie fans would like. Each installment is designed to be a quick, fun read that hopefully keeps the reader wanting more. So far, there are a lot of loyal readers emailing me about how much they enjoy it. Many are in the UK.
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Where to find H.D. Timmons online


Zombie Redemption - #4 in the Tom Zombie Series
Series: The Tale of Tom Zombie. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,860. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
For Tom Dexter, Iceland held a horrific truth about the zombie pandemic, but he also made an incredible discovery that fuels his determination to pursue his one last shot at redemption by getting back home to find his daughter and, if it's not too late, save mankind.
Conversations with Corpses
Price: Free! Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
A free vignette for the loyal readers of the Tale of Tom Zombie eBook series.
Zombie Resurrection - #3 in the Tom Zombie Series
Series: The Tale of Tom Zombie, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,420. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Tom Dexter is determined to uncover how deeply the government is connected to the zombie epidemic, but faced with a global pandemic, is it too late for the truth make a difference?
Zombie Lies - #2 in the Tom Zombie Series
Series: The Tale of Tom Zombie, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,860. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
Tom Dexter discovers that he has committed a murder that he can't remember. He is even having trouble remembering things from his past. As he tries to put the puzzle pieces of his life back together, he becomes entangled in a military conspiracy surrounding the zombie epidemic outbreak.
The Time Traveler's Lament
Price: Free! Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
For two decades Eric Montague has traveled back in time to the scene of his wife’s fatal accident. Even though he grieves for her constantly, he is willing to repeatedly relive the heartache of her death because it is the only way he can hold his wife again… if only for a moment. When a curious stranger appears Eric is soon faced with a new reality.
Zombie City - #1 in the Tom Zombie Series
Series: The Tale of Tom Zombie, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,110. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
“My name is Tom Dexter. Some call me Tom Zombie. I contracted a virus – the Zombie virus they call it now; an epidemic with a deadly strain that’s creating killer zombies. This damn virus cost me my career, my family, and it’s gonna take my life..."
The Hog Killin'
Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
A Tennessee mountain family finds their tradition of a yearly hog killin’ upset by family tragedy.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,340. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When suspense author Rob Peters returns to a mountain cabin retreat for inspiration he accidentally hits a dog with his car. After being tormented by scratching and growling outside his cabin at night, and the feeling that something is stalking him by day, Rob is convinced that the dog has returned from the dead for vengeance. Is it just paranoia or is there truly something to fear?
The Dirt Eaters
Price: Free! Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » African American fiction » General
Set in the 1960s of America's rural south, a young black woman is forced to reckon with her cultural eating disorder of eating dirt.
Stages of Invisibility
Price: Free! Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
For anyone who has felt they were vanishing from existence.

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