I.M. Tillerman


I.M. Tillerman was borin in 1944 in South Dakota in his great-grandmother’s house. Most of his childhood was spent living on farms near Sioux Falls.

In the early 1970’s, after graduating from Augustana and Purdue, Tillerman was hired as a full-time English Instructor at a college in a suburb of Chicago; for twenty-nine years, he taught Composition and Literature there as a Professor in the English Department. He took early retirement and since then has been a full-time author.

In the early ‘60’s, while in the Marines, Tillerman married his high school sweetheart, and had a daughter. After his first wife died tragically, he remarried and had two children.

Tillerman states that the most profound literary influences on him as a writer are the very authors he taught about in college for three decades: Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, Fitzgerald, and Tennessee Williams. The two strongest literary influences on him are the poet, Emily Dickinson, and Hemingway, who wrote: “A writer should be of his great probity as a priest of God. He is either honest or not…, and after one piece of dishonest writing, he is never the same again” (Amen, Papa).

Where to find I.M. Tillerman online


Beginning's End
Series: In a Single Bound. Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 93,840. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2015 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
In Book Two of this trilogy about a farm boy who learns at age eight that he can fly, Jongen moves to the city. In this new setting, he must learn, both as a teenager and a young man in Marine Corps Boot Camp, how and when to use his gift.
Murder in Mayberry: Barney's Return
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 97,090. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2015 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In the final book of the Murder in Mayberry trilogy, while Jason struggles to accept his recent divorce, Barney Fife returns to Mayberry to claim Jason’s job as Sheriff Taylor’s fulltime deputy. When one of Mayberry’s oldest, most disliked citizens is gruesomely murdered, the Sheriff’s Office swings into action.
Murder in Mayberry: A Pleasing Shape
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 78,710. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A seventy year-old man retires to Mayberry to discover that this supposedly peaceful town is not what he expected. Something sinister seems to lurk beneath its serene exterior...
Shades of the Evening: A Gothic Novel
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 97,680. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
When their father commits suicide, his two daughters receive a letter from their father asking them to spend a weekend in the long-abandoned, dilapidated farmhouse of their father’s childhood. That’s when the dark and violent secrets of their past finally come to the surface.
Jongen's Gift
Series: In a Single Bound. Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 85,440. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2013 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
In 1952, an eight-year-old South Dakota farm boy is visited by a strange phenomenon in the sky. When the visitors leave, he finds out he can fly! But should he tell anyone? And what should he do with this extraordinary gift?

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