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T.A. Northburg

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Timothy A. Northburg was born in West Germany. As a military child, he moved around to many different and exciting places and met many new people along the way. From as early as he can remember he was fascinated with books and stories. His love affair with books sparked his imagination. As a young boy he was always making up many adventures with his friends. Today he lives in Colorado with his wife and three children. He thrives on sharing his appreciation of literature and his wild imagination with his daughters. When he is not working, he spends time with his children nurturing their creativity. The thing he looks forward to most is reading them bedtime stories and sharing the magic of the books he enjoyed as a kid. He is an avid reader and loves going on new adventures.

favourite books


Land of Elyon Series - by Patrick Carman
The Bartimaeus Trilogy - by Jonathan Stroud
Eragon - by Christopher Paolini
Eldest - by Christopher Paolini
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - by Douglas Adams
Charlie Bone Series - by Jenny Nimmo
The Chronicles of Narnia - by C.S. Lewis
His Dark Materials - by Philip Pullman
The Keys to the Kingdom - by Garth Nix
Harry Potter Series - by J. K. Rowling
Artemis Fowl - by Eoin Colfer
Children of the Lamp Series - by P. B. Kerr
May Bird and the Ever After - by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Septimus Heap Series - by Angie Sage
Gregor the Overlander Series - by Suzanne Collins
The Wishing Chair Series - by Enid Blyton
The Faraway Tree Series - by Enid Blyton


The Grapes of Wrath - by John Steinbeck
Tuck Everlasting - by Natalie Babbitt
To Kill a Mockingbird - by Harper Lee


'Prey' novels by John Sandford
The Firm - by John Grisham
A TIme to Kill - by John Grisham


The Traveler's Gift - by Andy Andrews
The Lost Choice - by Andy Andrews
Rhinocerous Success - by Scott Alexander
Gung Ho - by Kenneth Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles
Who Moved my Cheese? - by Spencer Johnson
The Celestine Prophecy - by James Redfield

my websites

http://www.ZebulonFinnegan.com     http://www.Otterocity.com

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my books

Zebulon And The Sword of Fire

T.A. Northburg

The adventures of Merlin's grandson through space and time in search of seven hidden artifacts.

Fifteen-year-old Zebulon Finnegan just found a teleportation watch and recklessly transports himself, his four new friends, and his redundant android robot IQ32 from the Starship Ruby Darton to the planet of his destiny. He meets up with a White Witch who explains he is Merlin’s lost grandson and unleashes his magical powers. Zebulon embarks on his quest to find seven hidden magical artifacts. Before he can do that, he must rescue his friends and defeat the evil Warlock, Zamra-Teg who is out to kill him. Then, if he is successful, he can complete his quest to find the remaining artifacts and release Merlin from his enchantment on Earth.


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Roger Laurence wrote 32 days ago

Thanks for the comments and for stacking me on your shelf! I'll updat....

Gary Bullock wrote 35 days ago

T.A., Thanks for supporting ELSEWHEN. I see our tastes are similar i....

LiveinPI wrote 37 days ago

Have you ever wondered about what happens to a human soul after death....

tone099 wrote 37 days ago

My name is Peter Reich, special investigator to the Pope and former c....

DJ-Gargoyle Chronicles wrote 38 days ago

Thanks for teh shelf space T.A. or should I say ta... most appreciate....

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I wrote 32 days ago

I love the tension you build from the beginning. Yet, you don't tell us what he did. (I guess there would be no story then if you did.) I like the emotions you show through the different characters. I want to know more about what is happening outside the room. I like how you take us back to day one... view book

I wrote 32 days ago

I enjoyed your story. It is a good beginning introducing your characters. I like the music woven in and out of the first chapter, and how you start with a short stocky girl protecting him on his first morning at the school--embarrassing for him. I only read the first few chapters, but you have a go... view book

I wrote 38 days ago

Thanks, I have been thinking the same recently. I removed the introduction and prologue and worked the information into the first few chapters. I will consider the other suggestions and see what I come up with. Thank you for the read. view book

I wrote 196 days ago

I really like this story. You get it going right from the start and keep it moving. The time references are good and even though you bounce back and forth in time occasionally it feels organic. I like the technology you use, and even by chapter two I am starting to wonder what is going on with Rok ... view book

I wrote 1551 days ago

Masterfully done! It shows that you know your subject and take pride in your writing. You truly have found your voice. Excellent--Shelved! view book

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