Kyle Timmermeyer

Biography

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 LEGEND OF THE ELEMENTALS, Kyle has written far too much about dimwitted superhero Bucketman.

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


Books

Legend of the Elementals, Book 3: Reform
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Series: Legend of the Elementals, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,080. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Find your purpose. Take your chances. Save your kingdom. Legend of the Elementals continues!
Legend of the Elementals, Book 2: Release
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Series: Legend of the Elementals, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,110. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Discover your talents. Embrace your destiny. Take charge.
Legend of the Elementals, Book 1: Reintroduction
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Series: Legend of the Elementals, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 44,690. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Get tricked. Get trapped. Get trained. Get free? The legend begins!

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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.