Tim Flanagan

Biography

At some point in Tim’s childhood, he was abducted by aliens and sent on a voyage of knowledge and discovery across the universe. Eventually the aliens realised how pointless this was and, as a failed student, he was returned to Earth and left with a family who brought him up as a human bean. But, the persistent memories of new worlds, dragons and other creatures, continued to knock at his frontal lobe, desperately trying to break out. To avoid making a mess and calm his imagination, Tim began writing as a way to communicate with Earthlings. Fuelled by Chilli and Nachos and a bottle of wine, Tim manages to balance a love of loud rock music and fast cars (preferably red!) with emotional chic flicks, smart leather shoes and a well tailored suit. He has successfully infiltrated the humans and hides behind the façade known as a family. He learns from his children, but is regularly told to stop acting like a child by his wife. Naturally shy and unsociable by nature, he is selective of the human company he keeps, preferring to be around old books, bonsai and art. He cries at ‘It’s a wonderful life’ but sulks if fed evil vegetables disguised as Parsnips or Peas. He is bored by mundane conversation, excited by architecture and castles and fuelled by Caramel Latte Macchiato’s. Occasionally, he likes to catch up with old acquaintances on Tatooine, Westeros, and Middle Earth, and stare at fantasy and concept art as if it is a window to his childhood adventures. He is always trying to learn lessons from the masters; Mr Charles Darwin and Mr Lionel Ritchie, about life and love. Tim’s galactic mission is to translate his brain activity into a language that inspires and entertains you, transports you to different worlds and grants you an audience with the characters you have dreamt about, but never dared to remember. All of this in an attempt to redeem himself with his childhood alien abductors and travel the stars once more.

Smashwords Interview

Where do you live and write from?
I live in Kent, UK in a hidden coastal town that still has fishing boats hauling their daily catches onto the shingle beaches to sell beside chalk board signs. I work as a Podiatrist three and a half days a week, whilst spending the rest of my time writing. I have an office under the stairs at home. It is only just wider than my shoulders and you have to step over the chair to sit in it, but it gives me a private place where I can close the door and pretend to work.
When did you first start writing?
I remember writing little stories with illustrations when I was less than 10 years old. The summer holidays seemed to last for ever, so I used to amuse myself by writing stories. I thought I would eventually draw a comic book one day, but instead wrote books. I think my artistic abilities enable me to write in a very visual way which appeals to children with equally vivid imaginations.
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Books

The New Savants: Surge of the Red Plague - Exclusive Sample
Price: Free! Words: 6,760. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(5.00)
In London lies an underground ghost station—empty and unused. Tucked away from the hustle of London streets, the station holds a secret—a government training facility for those select few who are... unusual. After eighteen years, the Wicks, Wakefield and Lynch Institute for the Gifted has started recruiting once again!
The Moon Stealers and the Quest for the Silver Bough (Book 1)
Series: The Moon Stealers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 66,900. Language: British English. Published: July 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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A boy with an unusual gift of being able to see things that others cannot, goes missing. Two of his school friends attempt to find the key to his disappearance by unravelling codes and riddles. Meanwhile MI6 investigate a meteorite landing which contains an alien bacteria that quickly evolves into a deadly threat. The children not only need to find their friend they need to save the entire world!

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