Kyle Timmermeyer


Kyle Timmermeyer has been a writer and lover of adventure for as long as he can remember. When he gets old and starts going senile, he supposes that he'll have been an ESL English teacher and world traveler for as long as he can remember. He might also begin to think he's always been a turnip, and wax nostalgic about the Great Vegetable War. (So many tears were shed when the onions got chopped!) Anyway, in addition to the Legend of the Elementals series, Kyle has written far too much about dimwitted superhero Bucket-Man.

Smashwords Interview

How did you get your start as a writer?
I've been writing for about as long as I can remember, and even before that, I was always borrowing the coolest places, characters, weapons, costumes, and themes from my favorite movies, TV shows, books, video games, and comics, including Disney movies, Transformers, GI Joe, Ninja Turtles, the Chronicles of Narnia, Final Fantasy, and the Marvel and DC universes. I would imagine what would happen if all these interesting things were mashed up against each other.
When I was in about 8th grade, I realized that this "slashfic" approach was something of a universe unto itself. At that time, I was really into the Ronin Warriors anime, and I saw the same kind of "elemental" theme going on in Captain Planet, an earlier guilty pleasure of mine. So I decided to put my own elemental warriors into this universe and see what happened. And, just like that, I knew there was an epic novel (series) in there.  I ended up writing a hundred pages in a summer, and I kept going for over a decade.
Can you describe the source of your inspiration?
I feel I've discovered that writing LEGEND OF THE ELEMENTALS is one of the main purposes of my life, and that sense of purpose is my driving motivation. I could talk about many more of the little things I've seen and experienced that go into my book, but there's no better inspiration than really believing in what you're working on. And I believe that holds true for every kind of work, not just writing. A message that one might find in LEGEND OF THE ELEMENTALS is that everyone has a talent, a function, a place of best fit. It's been true for me, and that sort of idealism, that spirit of inspiration, is
something I want to share with the world.
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Where to find Kyle Timmermeyer online


The Initial Adventures of Bucket-Man and His Ostensible Enemies
Price: Free! Words: 3,020. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2015. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
What Bucket-Man lacks in superpowers, he makes up for in having an overturned bucket for a helmet. With a mighty lack of common sense, he faces insane challenges from Ninja Janitor and Boring Man. And then come the *Spoiler Alert* plot twists and unlikely team-up! And these are just the first 4 of 19 stories available in the full compendium: The Adventures of Bucket-Man and His Ostensible Enemies!
The Adventures of Bucket-Man and His Ostensible Enemies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,650. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
What Bucket-Man lacks in superpowers, he makes up for in having an overturned bucket for a helmet. Bolstered by a lack of common sense, he faces insane challenges across 19 stories from the likes of Ninja Janitor, Boring Man, Nuclear Electromagnetic Gravity Man, Swamp Ass, and Burp Man. For all the quirkiness of comic book superheroes—light on the superheroics, heavy on the comedy—it's Bucket-Man!
Legend of the Elementals: The Complete Series
Series: Legend of the Elementals. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 377,880. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Get all 7 books, plus extra content, at a discount! Legend of the Elementals is an epic dystopian superhero fantasy series, wherein twisted wizard Devidis tricks four modern teens--Ryan, Erin, Kris and Jason--into helping him set off an apocalypse in Tokyo. To survive, they have to make the most of their freshly discovered control over the elements: wind, fire, water, and stone.
Legend of the Elementals, Book 3: Reform
Series: Legend of the Elementals, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,970. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Find your purpose. Take your chances. Save your kingdom. Legend of the Elementals continues!
Legend of the Elementals, Book 2: Release
Series: Legend of the Elementals, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,680. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Discover your talents. Embrace your destiny. Take charge.
Legend of the Elementals, Book 1: Reintroduction
Series: Legend of the Elementals, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 44,720. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Get tricked. Get trapped. Get trained. Get free? The legend begins!

Kyle Timmermeyer’s tag cloud

actionadventure    adventure    alternate reality    apocalypse    armageddon    assassin    bildungsroman    canyon    cataclysm    comedy    comic    courage    despot    devidis    dystopia    element    elemental    elementals    erin    fantasy    fire    freedom fighter    fun    funny    good and evil    hero    illusion    imprisoned    international    japan    jason    jungle    kris    kristen    legend    magic    parody    philosophy    postapocalptic    postapocalyptic    prison    rebellion    rpg    ryan    sad    science fiction    scifi    sensei    sorcery    spirit    stone    strength    superhero    supernatural    sword    sword sorcery    talent    trap    twist    twisted    tyrant    villain    water    weird    wind    wisdom   

Smashwords book reviews by Kyle Timmermeyer

  • Bob Moore: No Hero on May 04, 2012

    Excellent. The Incredibles for the crowd who likes their literature slightly grittier.
  • Vampire Butts from Outer Space on Nov. 23, 2014

    This story is an absolute buttastrophe. And I mean that in the best way possible.