Tim Candler


Born in 1952. Raised and educated by a number of cruel and unusual boarding schools and by a loving family, Tim Candler has lived and worked on several different continents. He is unallied to any particular faith, creed or doctrine. His writing tends toward descriptions of worlds where the only constant is friendship. He now lives in the South Central region of the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the United States of America.

Smashwords Interview

Are you interviewing yourself and if so why?
Yes I am. Quite why, I'm not exactly certain. Looking out the window, I saw fourteen turkey, two deer and a flock of blue jay. They don't have to explain themselves, but I apparently have a need to.
Why do you write?
I like building places and making up people, exploring these places and understanding these people. I like the idea of language belonging to nowhere and to no one, it's part of us all, like fingers and toes. Which is why I like to think of writing as footprints in sand, or hand prints on a wall, or shadows that move. And we look and we wonder. It builds story in our mind, where did it come from, where is it going, what does it mean. Then it howls, it purrs, it cruises the milky way if it chooses to. We share it. So maybe writing is a way that I can be in your mind and you can be in my mind. Kind of scary, maybe a little creepy, but also kind of nice.
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Where to find Tim Candler online


The Rabbit of Usk
Price: Free! Words: 149,760. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
A Being wonders what it is, what it was and what it might become. God's tend to be silent in the course of this voyage. Ghosts can be loud and clamorous. Being gone from the present is difficult for mortals. This is the story of a Hero who grasped the baton he inherited from ancestors through it all there is no respite from the initials J.H. A peculiar obsession but it had purpose.
One Small Boy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,650. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
One Small Boy, tells of a friendship that developed between two small boys in a world where electricity, turkeys and the game of golf were novelties. The year was 1958 and the times were rapidly changing.

Tim Candler's tag cloud

asylums    belief    discursive    episodic    friendship    ghosts    gods    myth    prolix    recent history    saints    spiritual    symbol   

Smashwords book reviews by Tim Candler

  • The Clay Head Benediction on Oct. 17, 2014

    I enjoyed this book. There were moments when I thought I myself was in down town Pittsburgh. Thanks Marty
  • Work. Rest. Repeat. A Post Apocalyptic Detective Novel on Nov. 04, 2015

    I enjoyed the book. Did get a little confused sometimes. Thought the idea of having to chose someone to execute so that a species might be led to a better place, most interesting and well handled. And too it was difficult to see a genuine, psycho type baddie, which added to the flow of ideas as events proceeded. Always interesting what people think is the right thing to do. And I have to agree work, rest, repeat might have benefits to the authority and drawbacks for those engaged in it. Except maybe Ely who like all of us kind of grasping for what's right and what's wrong. The apocalypse, I thought well done. And the Earth recovering to a possible new dawn is always a good dream. I also think I saw humor in the new names being adopted by the tower dwelling society. But mostly I wonder what will happen next. At least what ever does happen next might happen in fresh air. Five star reviews are not often trusted. I surely don't. So don't judge my enjoyment of this story by it's rating.