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WELCOME

This is the website of British independent author, Tim Walker. He currently has six titles available as e-books and print-on-demand paperbacks from Amazon Kindle. Genres covered are:-

  • Children’s
  • Short Stories
  • Thriller novel
  • Historical Fiction

NEWS

Postcards from London is my new release in September 2017. This book of 15 short stories is my homage to one of the world’s great cities – the stories reflect the lives of Londoners past and present and also gazes into the future…

Almost a bestseller – Abandoned! has sold over 500 e-book downloads since its April re-launch featuring the new cover from Cathy Walker and revised content… thanks and please post a review!

On the back of the success of Abandoned!, part two in the A Light in the Dark Ages series, Ambrosius: Last of the Romans, has also been selling well with over 300 downloads… a great motivation for me to get on with writing part three – Uther’s Destiny.

BOOKS

Postcards from London – The city of London is the star of this collection of fifteen engaging stories from author Tim Walker. Drawing on the vivid history of the city where he has both lived and worked, Postcards from London celebrates the magnificently multi-faceted metropolis that is home to 8.8 million people.

London’s long and complex history almost defies imagination, but the author has conjured citizens from many familiar eras, and some yet to be imagined. Turn over these picture postcards to explore his city through a collage of human dramas told in a range of genres. See the tumult of these imagined lives spotlighted at moments in London’s past, present and, who knows, perhaps its future.

Ambrosius: Last of the Romans –  Britannia is in shock and lies open to invasion following the sudden end of Roman rule. Cruel tyrant Vortigern has seized control and chosen to employ Saxons in his mercenary army. But who is the master and who the puppet? Enter Ambrosius Aurelianus, a Roman tribune on a secret mission. He finds that the influence of Rome is fast becoming a distant memory as Britannia reverts to its Celtic tribal roots.

Ambrosius joins forces with his adoptive brother, Uther Pendragon, and they are guided by their shrewd father, Marcus, who senses his son’s destiny is to lead the Britons to a more secure future. This historical fiction novel set in the early Dark Ages, a time of myths and legends that builds to the greatest legend of all – King Arthur and his knights.

Abandoned – A novella, set in Britain in AD410 in the immediate post-Roman period; part one of a three-part historical fiction series, A Light In the Dark Ages, and prequel to Ambrosius: Last of the Romans.

 

Devil Gate Dawn …promotional video produced by Andrew Rendell 

Devil Gate Dawn – a near-future political thriller set in 2026, predicting life in post-democracy Britain and Trump America. Retired railwayman George is the unlikely hero of this tense thriller in which he tries to solve a deadly terrorist cyber plot, and helps out with the rescue of kidnapped King Charles.

Thames Valley Tales – 15 contemporary short stories, set along the River Thames, that draw on the rich history and folklore of the flowing heart of England.

The Adventures of Charly Holmes – Follow the adventures of a curious 12-year-old schoolgirl, for children aged 9+. Co-written by Tim Walker and his daughter, Cathy.

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

Tim Walker has been writing in one form or another since leaving school. His first job was trainee reporter for a local newspaper in Liverpool. Here he learned lithographic printing, layout, news reporting and feature writing, soon progressing to film reviewing and writing a music column.

Tim studied at the Polytechnic/University of Wales in South Wales where he was editor of the student news magazine, LEEK, before graduating with a BA Honours degree in Communication Studies (that included practical in scriptwriting and film production). After this, he gravitated to London and began a ten-year stint in the newspaper publishing industry. In the shiny black tower, Ludgate House overlooking Blackfriars Bridge, his creative skills were adapted to meet commercial objectives in advertising sales support and product development for regional newspaper titles.

Tim in VSO t-shirt at Victoria Falls

Working at the coalface of capitalism gradually lost its luster, and in the mid-1990s he resigned to do voluntary worker with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) in Zambia, working in educational book publishing development.  This involved organising and delivering training and support to local publishers and running the Zambia Book Fair.

Soon after, he set up and managed his own publishing, marketing and management company based in Lusaka, Zambia. He ‘lived the dream’ by publishing and editing his own magazine (Construction News) and newspaper (Business & Leisure News) in Zambia between 1999-2005.

In 2005 he took up the position of General Manager for a mineral exploration company, GeoQuest Limited based in Lusaka. After three years (that included a stint in the Democratic Republic of Congo), he joined Atlas Copco, as Branch Manager. This was unexpectedly cut short after barely a year by the calamitous effect of the global recession on the company and the Zambian economy. As Chairman of Lusaka Rugby Club, Tim helped steer the club to a national league and cup double in 2008, also hosting a Rugby World Cup qualifier between Zambia and Morocco.

He returned to the UK in 2009 and now lives a less hectic life near Windsor in Berkshire where he writes creative fiction and helps out with a local charity, Men’s Matters.

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