Kevin Tumlinson

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.

You should read the blog this guy writes.

It's like art made of letters. 


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No, seriously, that is totally going to catch on.


Yikes! It's been too long. Do you guys remember me?

If not, I understand. I keep meaning to write. Actually, I do write—but it's almost all in books these days! I'm chalking that up to "a good thing."

I am stupid excited to announce that Sawyer Jackson & the Long Land will be available as an ebook on July 1, 2014!

There’s a lot of cool tech in science fiction, and some of it has reached “iconic” status. In my own fiction, I have some technology that I think will resonate with the reader — it’s become more or less “iconic” for me, at any rate. But as I think about it, I’m not sure there’s enough “personality” in things like the lightrail or even the Citadel tower to make them into cultural icons. 

Last Sunday, Kara and I went to see “Edge of Tomorrow,” which turned out to be an outstanding flick. And for most of the people I know, I’ll add “even though Tom Cruise was in it.” Though, c’mon … he’s actually a good actor. You’re reacting to his life crazies, right? I get that.

I couldn't be more excited about this. Don't let the drab little period at the end of that last sentence fool you. I'm walking that thin line of using up the world's supply of exclamation points. 

But awesome!

It’s here! Citadel: Children of Light is available RIGHT NOW on Amazon! You can buy a digital copy instantly, and the print version should be available through Amazon’s regular channel within 48 hours. In the meantime, if you just can’t wait to get your hands on a fresh, warm, delicious print copy of the book, you can buy it here: https://www.createspace.com/4806234

I've been sitting on this for days. Partly because I wanted to get a few things in order before making an "official" announcement, but more because I can hardly believe it.

Citadel: Children of Light is DONE!

It's long overdue, and it's at the heart of so many sleepless nights for me that I can't even start to tell you. But as of this past weekend all writing and all edits are finished! 

Bonus news, I have the new cover galley! In case you didn't notice it when you came in.

So what lies ahead? 

I've written a lot of my best work at Starbucks and Barnes & Noble. I get inspired by rows of books and gallons of coffee. When I'm winding down and feeling the drag of pushing through for another thousand words or so, I can get up and wander and pick things up and get all jazzed, and then get back to work. Assuming my seat wasn't taken while I was gone.

I love it. But I have to confess — I think I love my home office more.

I promised my friend and fellow, Tammy McDonald, that I would create a reading list of books I thought every indie author should read. This isn't that list, but it's a fair start. 

I had a chance to chat and exchange interviews with author, artist, and poet Violette Meier. 

I love doing interviews like this (ever seen my "five questions" interviews? I'll dig those out and dust them off soon). The indie author community is already strong and growing stronger, and I feel honored and privileged to be a part of it! But enough about me, let's talk about Violette Meier —

Check my progress

Readers & critics love The Citadel Series

"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