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Tim Akers

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December 12, 1972




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Tim Akers was born in deeply rural North Carolina, the only son of a theologian. He moved to Chicago for college, where he lives with his wife of thirteen years and their German shepherd. He splits his time between databases and fountain pens.
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Winding down, winding up, launching

I'm excited to announce the launch of my new website. This will combine my blog, an event schedule, a word count progress report, my twitter feed and all the information you could possibly hope to want about my books. The design was done by the brilliant Jeremy Tolbert of Clockpunk Studios. Come by, enjoy, and make use of this internet thing! I'll still be updating this page, but the website is... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 02, 2015 09:57
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Yes, this completes the Hallowed War trilogy. I might do more work in the world, but only in standalones and novellas, and probably not as my next project.
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"I liked the idea, but a Hundred Thousand Kingdoms did it better."
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message 2: by Tim

Tim Akers I have to admit, one of the things I find irritating about most steampunk is that it holds so slavishly to the actual world, just tweaked a bit. So, thank you.

message 1: by Matt

Matt Mcmillan The thing I like most about your recent books is that you've managed to create an original world for them while in the Steampunk genre. You didn't just go and reiterate Victorian London or The Old West, you went and built a world from the ground up.
And it works. Its gives the novels something of their own. I don't have to expect the formalities, or Tea time, or heavy cultural references. Those can get in the way of similar genre books.
And though the stories may get dark at times, it also lightens up and isn't 24/7 serious. Just having the speck here and there of humor or good tone in a dark story can make it more inclinable to keep reading.

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