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Kevin Tumlinson


Kevin Tumlinson is the Wordslinger—Author, coach, Marketing Smartypants, and the guy who invented "pants optional." Prove he didn't.

Find out about the latest releases and news about Kevin's books, podcasts, and other work by signing up for The List. Get free books and other giveaways, and keep up with the Wordslinger as he does that Wordslinging hoo-doo that he do so well.

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Kevin Tumlinson


Kevin Tumlinson is the Wordslinger—Author, coach, Marketing Smartypants, and the guy who invented "pants optional." Prove he didn't.

Find out about the latest releases and news about Kevin's books, podcasts, and other work by signing up for The List. Get free books and other giveaways, and keep up with the Wordslinger as he does that Wordslinging hoo-doo that he do so well.

Scroll down to learn a little more, or click through the site menu to learn about Kevin's work, including his books, podcasts, and author coaching services. 

It’s like a mashup of Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and the Iron Druid Chronicles, with a pinch of Doctor Who for flavor.

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About a Wordslinger


Kevin Tumlinson is an author, a coach, and a Wordslinger. He's written numerous books, helped hundreds of authors, and has provided marketing consultation and guidance to some of the biggest businesses on the planet. He also makes a lot of jokes about pants, which is inexplicable but true. 

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About a Wordslinger


Kevin Tumlinson is an author, a coach, and a Wordslinger. He's written numerous books, helped hundreds of authors, and has provided marketing consultation and guidance to some of the biggest businesses on the planet. He also makes a lot of jokes about pants, which is inexplicable but true. 

Kevin Tumlinson » Author, Wordslinger

You can have everything you want in life if you’re willing to help enough other people get what they want.
— Zig Ziglar

You know those guys who sit in Starbucks, sipping lattes from paper cups, tapping a toe to the overhead music, and occasionally (awkwardly) laughing aloud as they type away on their MacBook for hours? Kevin is that guy. Usually with a bow tie.


A Wordslinger's Tale

I swear I'm not urinating in public. Or ...  am ... I?

I swear I'm not urinating in public. Or ...  am ... I?

I grew up in Wild Peach, Texas, as part of a family full of uncommon love and unmatched common sense. So I don't really have an explanation for how I turned out.

I spent the first few years after high school figuring out that what I wanted to do with my life was the same thing I'd done when I was still in high school—which was write stuff that made people think, laugh, and sometimes want me beaten. Now I get paid for it, and not beaten quite as often. Life is sweet.

I've won a few awards for my ability to jam words together in new and interesting ways, and that has been really encouraging. In 2000 and 2001, I was the winner of the Danny Lee Lawrence Award for Fiction, twice going. It's no Nebula or Hugo, but I'm proud of it all the same, because it was at that point that I realized I really could make a go at this storytelling thing. 

For most of my career, I've worked as a Wordslinger. If you don't know what that is, don't worry. I made it up. But I'm a writer, so if I make up a word it's real.

In this case, what it means is that I was a Copywriter for the biggest chunk of my career. And if you are a would-be writer, or a would-be anything, and you're struggling to figure out what you should do to find a way into a career you love, I very highly recommend Copywriting. Because of the essential skills I learned and mastered as I honed my craft, I was able slide into any number of other professions as I went. Writing, editing, communicating in general, researching, organizing, being able to smoothly and fluidly chat with people — every job on the planet has these as primary requirements. And thanks to Copywriting, I had an incredibly broad knowledge base. I've worked in a ridiculous number of industries and fields, including oil and gas, software and technology, advertising and marketing, television and film production, web and user experience (UX) design ... this list is going to go on for a while. 

Let's just say that being a Copywriter made me extremely fluid and versatile. At the moment, I'm a Creative Director for an industry-leading software company, which has turned out to be a dream job. 

But the career I love is the writing. So I do it, even when I'm not being paid. And the result has been a modest little library of books and novellas, tons of blog posts, articles and essays galore, and more and more and more to come. I plan to write until someone has to tape a pencil to my palsied paw so I can tap a keyboard while sitting in my brain-controlled electronic wheelchair in whatever replaces Starbucks someday. I have no idea why I'm still using a keyboard if I can control technology with my brain. Science.

If you're interested in seeing some of my work, check out my books here

Surprise! Kevin really is like that full time. 

Surprise! Kevin really is like that full time. 

In 2006 I married a woman who can only be described as saintly in patience and tolerance. Kara and I have managed to stick it out even when I made it really, really tough. Which I'm great at. And thanks to her, I have a bunch of new family members who care about me just as much as the folks I was born to, and who also seem to have a lot of common sense.

I'd love to chat you up. You seem like an OK sort. So why don't you contact me and we'll talk about stuff. I'm good with talking about stuff.  

Also, check out all the pretty books I've written. Because I can never have enough friends, enough readers, or enough money provided by friends and readers. 

 

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Kudos for Kevin


Readers and reviewers love Kevin's work. Check out what they're saying!

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Kudos for Kevin


Readers and reviewers love Kevin's work. Check out what they're saying!

"There was something so fascinating about this story and the cast of characters he put together."
— Leah Petersen, Author of "Fighting Gravity"

This well written science fiction story will capture your interest on page one and won’t let go until you finish. Be forewarned it’s pretty much of a sure thing that you’ll be purchasing book two. The characters are mysterious, fascinating, and likable. 

James Chalk, Author of "Meat Market"

"Tumlinson managed to inject quirkiness and humor that was both unexpected and gave the characters even more depth."
— JoAnn Takasaki, Author of "Luau Like a Local: The Easy Way"

Kevin is what every writer should be—entertaining and thought-provoking.

Shana Tehan, Press Secretary,  U.S. House of Representatives

"The story was fast-paced, pulled you in and trapped you on page one and never let you go."
— Patricia Hicks

"Fast paced and entertaining from start to finish. A real mind treat for the true Sci Fi fans. Wonderfully written with brilliant characters."
— Beverly Hopkins

"If you're a fan of the Pern series, you'll LOVE this book. Kevin manages to take us to a world that is totally unfamiliar and allow us to explore. It's not just your typical Scifi story."
— Stacie Fielding

"The book doesn't let up from the first page so you're in for a fast-paced sci-fi adventure."
S. Gallardo

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KevINews


Check out where Kevin Tumlinson is appearing online! You can read interviews, listen to podcasts, and learn some things he may have forgotten to mention on his own site.

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KevINews


Check out where Kevin Tumlinson is appearing online! You can read interviews, listen to podcasts, and learn some things he may have forgotten to mention on his own site.