Ty Landers writes fiction and lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Emily, son Jack, and a Golden Retriever named Wyatt.
He grew up in rural Alabama, the really rural part where it’s still 1955 and a herd of deer can still be seen cresting a hill and catching fuzzy morning light- making you feel like, “wow, this America is some wholesome place!” Then again, standing in that same spot, you might also see a meth head stealing some grandmothers medication, and you might catch him in a different kind of light, like a toilet light, which totally ruins that initial vibe you had going on. His hometown had a shoe store called Shoes, which really says everything you need to know.
He writes all kinds of stories. But in the beginning he just writes a word and follows that word with another until characters reveal themselves and take him on strange, dark, funny, and fantastic sojourns, where he stays for a while, then thumbs a ride to some other destination.
Ty is the Director of Education at SAE Institute Nashville where he spends his days helping creative people tell their own stories.
His short stories have appeared in Popshot Magazine and Fjords Review. He is currently working on a collection of short stories titled Night Sounds, as well as a novel set in the lowcountry of South Carolina.
Please feel free to contact Ty, talk about good books or writing, or just to say hello.