In 2011 his first short story was professionally published in the Horror Zine anthology What Fears Become. After this, Tim became determined to see more of his work in print, and has since gone on to have over 50 of his short stories published in anthologies and magazines. These stories have been amassed in further collections - The Lucky Penny and Other Stories and From Elsewhere - in which he hopes to show that, if nothing else, he is improving. In 2016, his novella Voids – co-written with his good friend Martin Greaves – was published by Omnium Gatherum Books, which has only served to encourage Tim further; although he still hates writing about himself in the third person.
Other writers Tim admires include Jeffrey Ford, D.H. Lawrence, Alice Munro, Truman Capote, Iris Murdoch, Laird Barron, Dylan Thomas, Margaret Atwood, Robert Aickman, and Rebecca Lloyd.
Though Tim now has children and a mortgage, and must therefore make a show of being an adult, he still retains that child-like love for sea-monsters, deep space, sirens, aliens, exotic women, robots, strange locales, spaceships, vampires, werewolves, private I’s, femme fatales, magic, and spooks of every kind. And he will continue writing about these things until common sense or public opinion forces him to stop.
To hurl abuse or goodwill, or just to say hi, contact Tim at: firstname.lastname@example.org. He will most likely respond in kind.