Tim Candler

Biography

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


Series

Books

The Letlander
Series: The Rabbit of Usk, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,970. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Timotei and his grandfather while attempting to return to the English Island find work in the hotel and catering industry. Their employer is of English Speaking origin and it's as well that our hero wisely disguises himself as a Letlander while he diligently engages in the many obligations of a housemaid, a waiter and a kitchen hand for an expatriate community of English people.
A Windral
Series: The Rabbit of Usk, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,690. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Timotei and his grandfather have been released upon their own recognizance. Free from the disciplines and follies of the barracks and with no thought for their own better judgment our two Sphinx Sabeans choose to engage in a quest for JH. They are soon engaged in the pox of aimless wandering during which our hero gets a pair of free boots and he discovers his grandfather might have been a Saint.
Mathurin
Series: The Rabbit of Usk, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,550. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Tells of our hero's preoccupation with the initials JH, the failure of King Alfred, the Sabean understanding of punishment, the Sheedi veneration of the crocodile, the continuing domination of Saxons by their Norman Overlords, and onward into the world.
A Derailment
Series: The Rabbit of Usk, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,280. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
(5.00 from 1 review)
Tells of our hero's attempt to grasp the nature of seasons, English Speaking People, the London Underground and the domination of Saxons by their Norman overlords.
A Weaver of Inclines
Series: The Rabbit of Usk, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,180. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
(4.00 from 1 review)
A Weaver of Inclines, tells of our hero's first attempt to belong to the clans of the English. This attempt is ably assisted by a man of many parts whose substance and advice is up for debate.
One Small Boy
Series: The Rabbit of Usk, Book 1. 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.
One Small Boy And A Kerosene Fridge
Series: One Small Boy, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
In 1958 a small boy learns a little about England and cures a kerosene fridge....
One Small Boy And Electricity
Series: One Small Boy, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
In 1958 a small boy visits a market and learns about electricity...
One Small Boy And a Bicycle
Series: One Small Boy, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
In 1958 one small boy contemplates a bicycle and makes a friend...
One Small Boy And A Turkey
Series: One Small Boy, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
In 1958 a small boy guards a turkey and gets a pat on the head..
One Small Boy And A Golf Ball
Series: One Small Boy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
In 1958 a small boy earns a shilling and he learns a few words from the English Language...
Halibut's End Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,230. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Wilfred, an excellent businessman and negotiator, believes a well publicized personal tragedy will improve his tattered reputation. Halibut, an honest accountant, is hiding out in an isolated cabin Wilfred owns. When Wilfred flies in with the blindfolded, apparently lifeless body of his fifth wife, Halibut sees a suspicious number but he's certain his employer has a well documented explanation.

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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.