Timothy Ellis
AUTHOR

Timothy Ellis

#1 Best Selling Space Opera author.

(New info added at the bottom, in response to feedback and reviews.)

Timothy Ellis lives on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; where he constantly battles with his cat for possession of his desk chair, Daleks do guard duty, and he keeps his sonic screwdriver next to his lightsaber and wand. Now there is a female Doctor Who, he eagerly awaits the sound of the Tardis materializing in his house.

He has spent his life reading and watching science fiction and fantasy, and has been playing Space Genre computer games since he used to be smuggled in to play the original text Star Trek game on a university mainframe, long before the PC or Apple appeared. Since 2004, he's written game guides for the Egosoft X Universe series, culminating in two versions of the X3 Handbook. He has also designed major mods for the various games, and dozens of mini mods. Now waiting for X4.

He has been a farm worker, Antique Dealer, Computer Programmer, Systems Analyst, Operations Manager of a small retail chain, and Retail Store Owner. He is now a full time author, who still does Spiritual Healer and helper work.

After leaving behind the corporate and business worlds, he was opened to his Spiritual gifts. Now a Feng Shui Master, Feng Shui led him to Buddhism, Karma, the Tao, and back to western spiritualism. Since 2006 he has been writing spiritual articles and helping people via spiritual forums and Facebook Groups. His spiritual books include "Personal Healing Using Basic Meditation", "Life Harmony, Feng Shui in Plain English", '101 Tips for the John of God Brazil Experience', and "The Wisdom of the Ages is available for the price of asking a question" series of 8 books. His own spiritual healing led him to writing novels.

His first novel, 'Hero at Large', spawning the long running 'The Hunter Legacy' universe, brings together his love of the space genre, spirituality, and cats.

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Some things which might help you choose to read my books (or not):
- I mainly write 'life in space'. Living the life of the character is more important than what happens. Or if you like, bathroom breaks and throwing up are part of life.
- I don't write using 3 acts. I'm a 'pantser', not a plotter.
- There is no pacing. What happens, happens, as it happens. Or put another way, life happens. Perfect pacing for me, isn't real life. Sh*t all happens at the same time, and then there's a lot of boredom. Deal with it.
- I use the 'Oxford Comma', and when I read a sentence, where I pause gets a comma. The comma is a pause, so if you are pausing, you're reading it as I wrote it. Any discomfort is you're own problem. Apparently I put too many in, and not enough, and in the wrong place, and all at the same time. Deal with it.
- I dislike the assumption that as a main character levels up in skills, the bad guys do as well, or the situations must get worse.
- I intensely dislike a main character who is strong, but has to do stupid, or pull a rabbit out of an orifice, because the bad guy is always stronger.
- I really hate the assumption that a main character should always be threatened with death or worse, no matter how strong they are. If you need your main characters to be under threat all the time, don't read my books.
- If you're reading the Spacemage books with the expectation of overpowered meets bigger overpowered, you're missing the whole point of what I'm writing. The important conflict is always internal, not external.
- I dont actually write Epic Saga, like so many SF&F authors do. In spite of the first series going 14 books, and setting up a universe. I'm more interested in how characters deal with things, than momentous events.
- I'm Australian, and I use Australian spelling, and ways of talking. Writing Australian is not bad grammar, it's just different. Word is trying to turn me into an American, but I'm fighting back. You either like the way I write, or you don't. Either way, it's your problem.
- I don't use ARC or Beta readers. I dont send out free copies for reviews. I don't discount on day 1.
- If you want to know in advance a book is about to be released, or has just launched, join the Hunter Legacy Universe Facebook group. If you want to know a new book has launched as soon as it has an Amazon page, join my mailing list, and add the email address into your address book, so it wont go to spam. Amazon send follower emails a week or more after launch, and sometimes never. Bookbub send follower emails about 4 days after release, assuming I remember to tell them about it. Following me is good, but FB and mailing list are quicker.

* I actively fix any goof/typo/issue in my books. You can let me know through my Facebook group/page, or via my new release mailing list email I send out from. All my books have had updates. Check for update buttons in 'Manage Your Kindle', or request Amazon to update your copy, since they dont auto-update every time I do one.

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Best Sellers

    • The Long Road to Gaia

    • Hunter Legacy Series, Book 10
    • By: Timothy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Jon Hunter has made it home. But a lot of things have happened to him over the last year. Some of them made no sense at all to those with him, but they accepted the really weird as if it was part of him....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • could have skipped<br />

    • By Stephen Worland on 07-10-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Home Is Where the Hero Is

    • Hunter Legacy Series, Book 11
    • By: Timothy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The Door is only open for five days, and it should be long enough for what he needs. What he doesn't need is his whole concept of home to be challenged. Not when there is so much else to do....

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Hero at the Gates

    • The Hunter Legacy, Book 9
    • By: Timothy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 23

    There are some days when you should just stay in bed. Jon Hunter begins to realize this, as the consequences of saying yes, when he should have said no, begin to add up....

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Hero to the Rescue

    • Hunter Legacy Series, Book 8
    • By: Timothy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 26

    "I'm not in the rescue business," states Jonathon Hunter, to the amusement of his crew. But rescues are the least of his concerns. Darkness is coming, and there are still people out there who don't like him....

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Hail the Hero

    • Hunter Legacy Series, Book 5
    • By: Timothy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 72

    What could possibly go wrong with accepting an invitation from an ally? As the war comes to an end, Jonathon Hunter sees the good and bad sides to being considered the hero, but which is which? Find out....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • NICE

    • By krop on 02-01-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Hero at Large (Second Edition)

    • The Hunter Legacy, Book One
    • By: Timothy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    Jonathon Hunter has evoked the wrath of 27th-century pirates. With his sexy twin bodyguards, Jonathon seeks to come to grips with station life in a suddenly hostile universe....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting world so-so characters, good narration

    • By Sheldon "Tech" on 11-26-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Send in the Hero

    • Hunter Legacy Series, Book 3
    • By: Timothy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    Jonathon Hunter is a long way from home and intent on getting back to track down his unknown adversary. But local problems intrude - an annoyance becomes a real threat. Trading one war for another wasn't in his game plan, but you do what has to be done to keep others alive....

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Hire a Hero

    • Hunter Legacy Series, Book 7
    • By: Timothy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 35

    There's no such thing as a dull life for Jon Hunter. He's come to grips with being an Admiral. But why does someone want to keep him from becoming a Duke so badly, that collateral damage doesn't matter? The Midgard war is over....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • He’s become a real player now.

    • By Randy Smith on 06-24-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Make or Break the Hero

    • Hunter Legacy Series, Book 4
    • By: Timothy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    "All good heroes are insane." Was that really a joke? Jonathon Hunter hasn't the time to ponder the labels people try to put on him. The war shifts from defensive to offensive. The stakes get higher, as the means to fight the aggressors finally become available....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Hinduism in space

    • By Rachel on 06-07-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Hunted Hero Hunting, Second Edition

    • Hunter Legacy Series, Book 2
    • By: Timothy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    Jonathon Hunter's world grows darker each day. Assassins, pirates, bounty hunters, mercenaries, and retros, all want a piece of him. Each trap leads to yet another trap. When the unthinkable happens, the prey becomes the predator. The hunted goes hunting....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Same as the first review on the first book

    • By Rachel on 06-07-19

    Regular price: $17.49

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