TLDR; It’s me. I’m Timothy. I write books. Sometimes, I write about books. Other times I ramble about random things. I’m weird.
Unless you’re a fan from before I started this website, you know little about me or my journey as a writer. It’s a long story. I’ll try to be succinct.
When I was young, I got into comic books. It happens to a lot of kids. The thing different for me, though, was that I wasn’t so much into the artwork, I was into the stories. Sure, I thought the art jumped off the pages and I’ll never forget the first glimpse of Ghost Rider’s flaming skull, but it was the stories that made me spend my allowance each week on sixteen to thirty-two pages of hand-inked dialogue.
Not too much later, someone gave me my first issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. My uncle told me the stories were just as good as the ones in comics but they didn’t have pictures to go with them. By the power of Grayskull, he was right.It was because of this that I watched Star Trek with him, The Next Generation. My favorite character was Geordi LaForge.
Imagine my surprise about a year later when I was flipping through channels and stumbled on a show called Reading Rainbow only to see my favorite Star Trek character (without his visor, but I knew it was him) telling me that books were cool! He said I didn’t have to take his word for it, but I did and not too long after I held in my hands a library copy of Jane Yolen’s Dragon’s Blood. Jane Yolen is one of those amazing, can do anything authors. If you’ve not read her stuff, you’re missing out on high-quality fiction.
Soon after, I picked up a book from a used book sale called “Dragons of Autumn Twilight.” I didn’t know it at first, but this was what would lead me to create my very own fantasy writing world. I fell in love with Krynn. It was rich, it had depth, it had history, but most of all it had characters that seemed real and human (despite some of them being fantasy races). I wanted to write just like Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman.
I would discover other authors that would shape my life and my writing style; David Gemmell, Douglas Adams, Aldous Huxley, and Terry Goodkind to name a few. Now, I have an addiction not even more cowbell can cure. I need to put stories on paper (or a computer screen). It’s how I get my fix.
It’s my absolute pleasure to meet you. Welcome to my corner of weirdness on the internet.