Name Tim Wahl
Age As old as the willow’s woes and as young as a lark’s love
Where are you from – USA
Fiona: Tell us your latest news? My latest news would be going to the Comikaze convention at the end of October. I love the convention and have a blast there. As far as writing, I am working on the fourth book and putting together a history (appendix) to place in the back of this book. It takes time but I feel fans will greatly appreciate having this as a reference.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing poetry when I was 12. I started writing screenplays when I was 18 and I started to write my first book when I was 27. I have always liked to express myself through written words. When I was close to graduating high school, the thought came to me about movies and how a story has to be written for them to come to life. I made the decision to go to school to become a screenwriter.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I suppose the last five years I have considered myself a writer because my stories are now at for the public to read.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
I suppose it is a tie between Lord of the Rings and original Star Wars.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
My style is direct and to the point. I will describe things, but I do not want to overdo it. I want to get to the point of the story I wanted to write a story that could be translated to a movie without losing anything from the book. Rather than gloss over an action sequence, I like to describe what happens. I tried to write the sort of book I want to read.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
I came up with this title when I was 18. I wanted to keep it simple and easy for people to remember.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
I think there is a few things people could take away from reading the Heaven’s Wars series. There is nothing I specifically want to them to take away. I hope it will be different for each reader.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?
I am not sure how to answer this. I will say I researched angels and demons and the various events recorded about them. I tried to include some of those events mentioned about them while making a good story for everyone.
Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
None of the characters or events is based upon anyone I know or things that have happened to me.
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most?
The Lord of the Rings and the original Star Wars has been the biggest influence in my life.
Fiona: If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
I am currently reading books about angels and re-reading what I wrote for book four.
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
I would like to read books written by Patrick Rothfuss. I haven’t had time though.
Fiona: What are your current projects?
Book four of the Heaven’s Wars series, Children of the Angelic and short stories tied to the series. I also have another story I may try to work on after book four is out.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
I see as something I want to make into a bigger career. I feel like it is a career for me, but it’s also a huge passion. I love to write and tell stories.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No, I am very happy with how the books are and I really can’t think of anything I would change.
Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
In 5th grade, my teacher read what I wrote out loud to my class. I felt really good not only for the attention he gave me, but for the applause the class gave me after it. I felt good and that’s what made me think I might actually be a good writer. haha
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
The research for it takes time, but I do not know I would call it challenging. The writing and researching is fun and is a passion. I love doing it and I never find it difficult.
Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Tolkien is my favorite author. I love what he has created and all the history he has contained within Middle Earth. He will always be my biggest influence.
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
For conventions I got to, yes. I travel to other states to try to gain more exposure and get my name out there. I wish I could travel to other countries, but I can’t right now. It is a future goal of mine.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
I designed them, Daniel Negrete did the first two covers. Jason Metcalf did the pencils and inks of the third cover and Ronald Calica colored it.
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
I never found there to be anything difficult about writing Heaven’s Wars.
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
I learned a vast amount of behind the scenes work that must be done. It was a lot of work and time consuming. Especially since I am doing it all myself.
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I would like to thank them for reading my books. Thank them for their love and support. I greatly appreciate everything they do for me. I love getting messages from readers. I love talking to them and answering questions they have. It’s always a fun experience for me. Thank you for being so nice.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Pretty much all of Dr. Seuss’ books. If you mean an adult novel, that’s tough because I had a vast number of assigned reading in school and I would bet my first adult novel was read from that list.
Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies?
I enjoy collecting statues of dragons and animals. I really like fantasy art and checking out the latest movie. I love playing Diablo 3, but my true love is playing pen and paper D&D.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
I am not a big TV guy. Some of my favorite movies are Lord of the Rings, the original Star Wars trilogy, The Crow, Braveheart, Gladiator and Lucky Number Slevin.
Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music
I can’t say I have a favorite food. My favorite colors would be black, gray and dark purple. I like heavy metal, rock, anything from the 50’s to the 80’s and classical music.
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
I am not a full time writer. I am hoping to slowly grow into that. It’s a long road and a lot of hard work.
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?
www.heavenswars.com is my website. I also post on twitter and I have a facebook page called Heavens Wars.
Here are links to my books for amazon. They can be found on
itunes and nook too.