A logical place to learn more about me might be better directed as to who I am not: I am not THE Tim O’Brien, author of many fantastic and award-winning books including Things They Carried and Going After Cacciato. I can only dream of writing that well. I am also not to be confused or mistaken for the multi-talented and Grammy award-winning bluegrass musician of the same name. If you ever heard me sing in the shower you would understand!
I also don’t deliver ice anymore, or work on a cattle ranch in South Texas. Although I did at one time. I don’t work in university athletic’s media relations, run a graphic design company, publish a monthly agricultural newspaper, manage a restaurant, own a bar, run an independent music label or book blues bands in juke-joints all across this great country. Though, at some point over the years, I’ve done all that as well. I spent eight fun-filled years getting my undergraduate degree in Journalism at the University of Oklahoma and even spent a couple of years pursuing a Master’s Degree in Professional Writing where I had the pleasure of taking a class from the best teacher I have ever had – Debra Chester.
A jack-of-all-trades and master of none? Hum…maybe.
I worked seven years at the University of Oklahoma in the Athletic Department’s Sports Information Office. Greatest job of all time and worked with some wonderful people – including Barry Switzer, not only a great coach but a great person as well. I have written for several local, state and national newspapers along with several magazine publications as well.
I am currently at work writing my first novel of fiction.