Timothy C. Ward is a former Executive Producer for the podcast, Adventures in SciFi Publishing. He plans to show up there on occasion and at SF Signal, where he contributes occasional reviews and articles, but for the most part, this will be his main site. He grew up on DragonLance, Stephen King, and Dune. Read how he blends these influences in his serialized thriller, Scavenger: Evolution, where sand divers uncover death and evolution within America’s buried fortresses. Parts one and two, Red Sands and Blue Dawn, are now available on Kindle. Twin Suns will release late February. Scavenger: Evolution may be held back until April 1. His first printed story, “The Bomb in the President’s Bathroom,” released in the Amish SciFi anthology, Tales from Pennsylvania. Signed copies are available in his store: Spike Publishing. Sign up to his author newsletter for updates on new releases and exclusive giveaways.
As a disclaimer to those who know I am a Christian: I’ve evolved quite a bit from thinking I had to make my fiction a clear mirror’s image of my theology. I like to surprise, use characters that believe differently than I do, and focus more on elements of what I believe (i.e. love, faith, the bond and struggles in marriage) than writing stories where people come to Christ. I am not my characters, but in ways they are exaggerations of my struggles, either in faith or in walking like Christ. If I write a story where our world’s religions are mentioned, I aim to show that all kinds have people worth knowing. It isn’t about proving one right. It’s about showing them struggle and pursue happiness. That said, there may be aspects of my prose that offends. I write stories for adults, and probably even more specifically to married adults, if you are someone who may be tempted in reading characters who think about or have sex. (I’m shaking my head right now because I think that should classify every character in every book, but I know some try to avoid that aspect of our humanity.) On the other hand, I don’t write explicit sex scenes. I do include language at times. In short, I write to tell people’s stories, not to fit into a box of political or religious correctness.