Author – Tim Lebbon.
I’m a New York Times-bestselling horror, thriller and fantasy writer from a little village in South Wales. I’ve written over 45 novels, including several in collaboration with Christopher Golden, as well as dozens of novellas and hundreds of short stories. I’ve written tie in novels in the Alien, Predator, Helllboy, Star Wars, and Firefly universes. Maybe a mash-up of all those properties would be fun!
My novel The Silence was made into a Netflix movie starring Kiernan Shipka and Stanley Tucci. I even got to be in the movie, starring as a bloodied corpse!
My novella Pay The Ghost was a 2015 movie starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Uli Edel.
My latest novel EDEN is an eco-horror thriller. Josh Malerman calls it ‘Instantly cinematic’. Sarah Pinborough calls it ‘Smart, prescient and gripping.’
I have several other projects currently in development for TV and the big screen, including original screenplays and a TV series with a US broadcaster.
I’ve won four British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award and a Scribe, as well as being shortlisted for the prestigious World Fantasy and Shirley Jackson Awards. I love running, biking and swimming, and often try to put them all together in long-distance triathlons. I raced my first Ironman in 2013. At the time it was definitely, without a doubt, absolutely the only ironman I’d ever do. Ironman Canada on my 50th birthday in 2019 was my 5th…
Social Media Links –
Twitter – Tim Lebbon (@timlebbon) / Twitter
Pages – 168
The Blurb – At forty-one I was overweight and unfit. As I turned 50 I was thirty pounds lighter, having spent my fifth decade training for, and racing multiple Ironmans, marathons, and other crazy adventures. This account of that fitness journey through my forties includes broken bones, severe chafing, regular cursing, rubber and lycra, an element of masochism … and cake.
From New York Times-bestselling writer Tim Lebbon comes his first non-fiction book, charting his fitness journey through his forties––funny, hopefully inspiring, brutally honest, this is a book for anyone trying to get and stay fit, at whatever age!
“The perfect mix of hilarity and inspiration! Tim’s incredible story is an absolute must read for anyone who is questioning whether or not to take on some crazy challenge (spoiler, you’ll never regret it!) as well as for those who are more long-in-the-tooth masochists. You’ll struggle to find a story of personal transformation that is as belly laugh inducing and uplifting as this one!” –– CHRISSIE WELLINGTON, 4 x Ironman World Champion
“This is the perfect mix of inspiration, humour, instruction, pain and enjoyment, and cake.” –– ANDY HOLGATE, author of Can’t Swim, Can’t Ride, Can’t Run
“Funny, engaging, and totally inspirational, I loved Run Walk Crawl. Even if you’re a couch potato like me, it will have you contemplating heading out for a walk before tucking into a piece of cake. Because, as Tim Lebbon says, ‘what’s the point of it all without a pint and a piece of cake to celebrate with?’ Filled with entertaining anecdotes, memories and race reports, Run Walk Crawl has something for exercise novices and experts alike. I raced through this book. Perfect pandemic reading.” –– SARAH PINBOROUGH, Sunday Times & New York Times bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes
“Brutally honest and wonderfully witty. Tim’s story is inspiring and packed full of advice on how to turn your life around.” –– CLAIRE SMITH, author of Becoming Brutal
Today is my stop on the Run Walk Crawl blog tour. Many thanks to Anne Cater for the chance to read and review.
My thoughts – Let me just start this review by saying I am far from being an athlete, or even remotely fit. I chose to read and review this book because I am in my forties and looking for a turn around in my own life.
I have the upmost admiration for Tim after reading this, it takes a strong person to take on a challenge and then change your life. His dedication to his new found passion positively flies off the page at you.
The book goes from his decision to tackle the Three Peaks Challenge to another kind of challenge in Canada. It is written with humour and complete modesty even though he can legitimately say he is Ironman!
He talks about his training and kit and how he progresses with each race, as he learns more from experience. His knowledge of the events and the training involved is evident as is his pain as he shares his struggles whilst swimming, riding and running a course.
He obviously advocates for a healthier way of life through exercise but he also knows that life is a balance and my favourite part is that he loves….cake! Cake should be a part of everyone’s life.
I thoroughly recommend this to everybody whether you are training for an event or not athletic in the slightest, it has something for anyone. And as someone who loves nature (as well as cake) it has spurred me to at least go for a long walk.
Purchase Links – Run Walk Crawl