January is upon us and the Inspired Mic returns to Leroy’s 19th Hole, the Country Club restaurant and bar for the Cypress Knoll Golf Course in Palm Coast. In the coming two weeks this site will display the presenters who will be on stage on January 20th. One of the beauties of Leroy’s 19th Hole is we have a capacity of nearly 100. In December, more than 60 people showed up for the event! We are excited about our growth and the community’s interest in local talent. Please check back each day for a little insight into our Inspired Mic Event presenters!
Tim is a native born and bred Buckeye from Ada, Ohio. His fascination with technology and books started early with his first of many airplane rides occurring just before he was born, at age three “helping” his dad build a small sport airplane, and his mother always taking time to read him stories of adventure and daring-do.
Tim cut his teeth on science fiction at age 8 struggling to read S is for Space by Ray Bradbury and 20,000 Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne. Digesting every science fiction and fantasy work he could get his hands on fueled Tim’s desire to see the world. After graduation he trekked to Florida to study Marine Sciences then switched gears and joined the US Air Force. Tim’s early love of everything mechanical led him to become a skilled aircraft mechanic then flight engineer and eventually running entire flight lines at multiple bases around the world.
After 21 years of service Tim retired from the military. He decided to take his skills and become a technical expert on jet engines for the Department of Defense. That job involved working with contractors, depot repair shops, and military bases worldwide to resolve engine problems. Tim wrote hundreds of pages of technical instructions during this period starting him on a path to becoming a writer for his third career. The next step down the writing path came when Tim finally finished has Bachelor’s degree after 30 years of on and off effort. The degree program required 2 to 3 research papers a week and finished off with a 50-page capstone project. Tim found he actually enjoyed writing after all. Then the voices in his head started giggling, anxious to be let out.
A lifetime of reading, scientific interest, travel, and technical experience had filled Tim’s mind with characters and ideas that demanded to be heard so he started jotting down story concepts. The result, slowly extracting itself from his brain, is a sci-fi epic set 2000 years in the future; a world of fantastic inventions and genetic manipulation. Tim is working towards release in spring 2015 of a short story collection set in his future world. Keep an eye out for “Tales of the Nano-Djinn.”