Tim WhiteAuthor, Editor, & Writing Coach
Evidence-based excellence in fiction and nonfiction since 1996
Author, Editor, Writing Coach, & Game Designer
Tim started writing fiction in 1996 and nonfiction in 2006. As of 2023, he has written three novels, four novellas, dozens of tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) scripts, and hundreds of short stories. He has also published more than 1,000 nonfiction articles and three nonfiction books.
Tim is a zealous crusader for the power of storytelling to promote human flourishing. He writes fiction in several genres, particularly one that he calls “Romantic horror” (as in “Romantic-era novelists” such as Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas, not as in “romance novel”). This little-known genre is unique in that it uses fear as a backdrop against which heroism is sharply contrasted, dramatized, and elevated.
Tim’s storytelling philosophy is summed up eloquently by one of his favorite authors:
“I often hear people say that they read to escape reality, but I believe that what they’re really doing is reading to find reason for hope, to find strength. While a bad book leaves readers with a sense of hopelessness and despair, a good novel, through stories of values realized, of wrongs righted, can bring to readers a connection to the wonder of life. A good novel shows how life can and ought to be lived. It not only entertains but energizes and uplifts readers.”
― Terry Goodkind
Before transitioning to writing full time, Tim was an Army combat medic and, later, a nurse paramedic specializing in trauma and surgery. He is a lifelong shooter and has ranked moderately well in state-level 3-gun competitions. He loves board games, video games, and role-playing games; cats; Pembroke Corgis; good coffee; good books; and escape rooms. He owns an escape room venue in Arizona, where he designs and builds every prop and puzzle in-house.
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