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Tyler Appleby

 Official Website of Author, Playwright, and Director 

 

BOOKS

THE TRIQAN TRILOGY

The Triqan Trilogy was the first series I wrote and self-published, and as such, it has a special place in my heart. I wrote The Key to Yamal when I was 14 years old and put it out on Amazon about a year later. The other two books came shortly after, and I finished the trilogy a couple months before I turned 18.


If you are considering reading these books, I must put a huge disclaimer that I was ages 14-17 when I wrote them; thus, they are not my best work. But they were an important stepping stone in my development as a writer. To be perfectly honest, I have been tempted to remove these from sale, out of plain embarrassment. In the end, however, I have decided to leave them up, because I believe it is important for young people to see that not everyone starts out being great at what they do.


So read these books with a salt shaker handy and enjoy the excited imagination of a fledgling writer.

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The Key to Yamal

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Adonai's Book

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Bane of the Hylokar

TEN KINGDOMS TRILOGY

The Ten Kingdoms Trilogy is a sequel series to The Triqan Trilogy and highlights the most developmental years of my young authorship. I wrote the first book, The Walls of Remant, when I was 18 years old, and I finished the last one at 21, a few months after I graduated from college.


As with The Triqan Trilogy, I ask for your patience and grace. I was tempted to remove these books from sale (same as the last series), but I believe it is important to showcase the development of my younger self into the writer that I am today. In these books, you can not only see the burgeoning of my creativity, but you can track the development of my writing skill from knowing practically nothing to learning about concepts such as character development, tension, and perspective.


So grab your salt shaker once again, put away your red pen, and enjoy this entertaining, sometimes confusing, and ultimately very chaotic amalgamation of Me.

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The Walls of Remant

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Leaking Worlds

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The Fate of Enalym

OTHER BOOKS

All three of these books fall into a similar category as the previous ones.  They were fun books that I wrote and self-published as a kid, and the writing and plot structures within are indicative of that fact.  They are like a child's art project that you hang on your fridge, not because it's "good," per se, but because you're proud of the kid.  And that's why these books still exist on this website and on Amazon - I'm proud of the kid.  So please don't judge them too harshly.  Just smile and say, "Wow, you really did write those books back then.  Good job."  And consider that the pictures I'm drawing today are likely a lot different than the crayon sketches I was creating back then.

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St. Caleb's

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The Wild

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Story Starts

THE FICKLE CHRONICLES

In January of 2018, a group of friends asked me to write a choose-your-own-adventure book based on their celebrity crushes.  So, I did.  And I promised to write a new one every January until the day I die.  What you see below is the continued result of that promise - a series of surreal, often-violent fantasy-romance choose-your-own-adventure books that you will either hate, love, or be mildly concerned about.

Disclaimer:  The writing in these books does not reflect the more serious "Authorship" that I aspire for in my other work.  They are merely a long-winded inside joke meant for a very specific audience.

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The Fickle

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The Fickle 2

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The Fickle III: the III-Quel

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The Fickle 4: Fickle The Space in

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The Fickle 6: The Fifth Epic Installment

PLAYS

2018

Drama Dragons Summer Camp

Credits

Host: Thousand Trails Chehalis

Playwright: Tyler Appleby

Director: Hally Phillips

Assistant Director: Tyler Appleby

Costume Designer: Hally Phillips

Sound Designer: Tyler Appleby

Scenic Designer: Tyler Appleby

Fight Choreography: Seanán Appleby

Cast:

Seanán Appleby

Tyler Appleby

Gillian Bond

Katryna De Bord

Kyndriana De Bord

Emmalyssa Dupea

Juliana Kvamme

Hannah Lawty

Jacob Lawty

Nathan Lawty

Noah Lawty

Sienna Palusky

Daniel Remen

Caleb Volkoff

Gabrielle Volkoff

KINGDOM'S ERR

PART 1

PART 2

CAMP KILAMALLA, CHEHALIS

PART 1

PART 2

2019

Drama Dragons Summer Camp

Credits
Host: Thousand Trails Chehalis
Playwright: Tyler Appleby
Director: Tyler Appleby
Assistant Director: Hally Phillips
Costume Designer: Tyler Appleby
Sound Designer: Tyler Appleby
Scenic Designer: Tyler Appleby
Fight Choreography: Tyler Appleby

Cast:
Gabriel Appleby
Seanán Appleby
Tyler Appleby
Gillian Bond
Jonny Cassis
Asher Clark
Katryna De Bord
Kyndriana De Bord
Emmalyssa Dupea
Hailey Gauslin
Juliana Kvamme
Jacob Lawty
Nathan Lawty
Noah Lawty
Sienna Palusky
Caleb Volkoff
Gabrielle Volkoff


 

STRAWBERRIES

2019

Whitworth University Directing Class

Banana Series Final Showcase

Credits

Host: Whitworth University

Playwright: Tyler Appleby

Director: Tyler Appleby

Music Composition: CJ Jankelson

Script Consultant: Paul MacDonald

Cast:

Daniel Dolan-Derks

Katie Morris

Kate Price

Rachel Wilson

BLUEBERRIES

2018

Whitworth University Freshman Showcase

Intertextual Performance

Credits

Host: Whitworth University

Playwright: Tyler Appleby

Director: Tyler Appleby

Actor: Tyler Appleby

THE FICKLE PLAY

2020

Whitworth University
Theatre Capstone Project


Credits
Host: Whitworth University
Playwright: Tyler Appleby
Director: Tyler Appleby
Stage Manager: Olivia Housden
Stage Manager: Kaila Heaton
Cinematographer: Tyler Appleby

Editor: Tyler Appleby
Editing Assistant: Seanán Appleby

Script Consultant: Paul MacDonald

Cast:
Seanán Appleby
Joy Avaliotis
Daniel Dolan-Derks
Kenna McIlraith
Kate Price
Graham Shuhda
Kiffen Wendle




 

 

ABOUT

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BIOGRAPHY

In 2014, when he was fourteen years old, Tyler Appleby had an idea that slowly transformed into his first novel.  In November 2015, he self-published The Key to Yamal, the first installment of The Triqan Trilogy.  The next two novels, Adonai's Book and Bane of the Hylokar, were published soon after that, completing the series.  In early 2017, Tyler achieved his first dream: to be one of few authors to publish a trilogy before the age of 18.  Since then, Tyler has continued to write books, plays, short stories, and poetry, and he plans on working to hone his writing craft until the end of his days.

Tyler was homeschooled through his sophomore year of high school.  He then enrolled in the Running Start program at Pierce College, from which he received his AA degree and high school diploma.  In 2021, Tyler received a BA in Theatre, with a minor in English, from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA.  He currently works in medical supply and maintenance; he writes, directs, and teaches for a homeschool-based theatre company; and he leads the youth worship band at his church.

Some more fun facts about Tyler:

  • He earned Eagle Scout at the age of 13, setting the record for the youngest Eagle Scout ever in his Troop, and he continued on to earn twelve Eagle Palms before leaving the Scouts.

  • In 2016, he began to teach himself music theory on the piano and has become proficient with 5+ instruments.  Since then, he has played as the pianist for three separate Christian worship bands.

  • He is an avid collector of DVDs, and his favorite place to shop is Half-Price Books.

  • The fastest book he has ever written was "The Fickle 2," which he wrote and self-published in one day.

  • He grew a full beard in high school, which he regrets to this day.

  • His favorite food is cheesecake.

MY BELIEFS

Tyler Appleby is a follower of Christ.  He believes in building a personal relationship with Jesus through his relationships with other people.  He believes in loving others for who they are, not judging them for who they are not.  He believes that our time on Earth is severely limited, so we must do what we can to get the most out of life and enjoy it, without exceeding the boundaries of what the Bible defines as sinful behavior.  He believes that people are fundamentally sinful; though our intentions may be good, our actions do not always reflect them.  He believes that Jesus is the only sinless being, and that his sacrifice of himself was for the salvation of all, if they choose to repent and change their sinful ways.  He believes in the forgiveness of God, as a result of Jesus's sacrifice.  He believes in the power of the Holy Spirit as an advocate to God for our souls, as guidance when we are weak, and as the giver of spiritual gifts to those who believe.

As a result of his beliefs, Tyler Appleby's writing contains no strong language (including no uses of God's name as a curse), explicit sexual content, or occultism.  He does not, however, write sinless characters, for such people do not exist.  In his theatre-making, he also maintains the previously stated standards.  He practices forgiveness and grace, because all humans make mistakes; he practices unconditional acceptance, because no human is without fault; and he actively opposes discrimination based on sex, age, raceethnicitynationalitydisability, mental illness or abilitysexual orientationgendergender identity/expressionsex characteristicsreligioncreed, or individual political opinions.

 
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CONTACT

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