Zelmer Wilson


Zelmer Wilson (1975- ) was born in Fort Collins, Colorado. At the age of three, he moved with his family to Fort Smith, Arkansas. He would live there until he was eleven years old. In the summer of 1986, he left Arkansas and moved to Phoenix, Arizona with his father and stepmother. During the summer of 1990, while visiting his mother and two sisters in Birmingham, Alabama, he discovered his calling in life, to be a writer. His debut novel, In the Middle, is inspired by his own difficult teenage years in Phoenix, Arizona.

His influences are Henry Miller, Charles Bukowski, Larry Brown, Janet Fitch, and James Ellroy.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I do. It was the summer of 1990 and I was visiting my mother and two sisters in Birmingham, Alabama. After realizing that I wanted to be a writer, I grabbed a small notepad and wrote a seven page story about a young Hessian soldier during the Revolutionary War who deserts from the British Army and joins the American Army as well as changing his name.
What are you working on next?
I am currently editing a novel called Bobbie Lamont, which is a sequel of sorts to In the Middle. It takes place twenty years later and while Miller Hoffman, the main character and narrator of In the Middle is in it, he isn't the main character. Bobbie Lamont, the girl that he meets during the summer of 1990 in Birmingham, Alabama is the main character. I'm also outlining a third novel, called Extraordinary, which is about the love story of Miller Hoffman and Bobbie Lamont.
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