About Tim

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.

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4 thoughts on “About Tim”

  1. Mark Kubena said:

    Can’t wait to read the novel.

  2. Wow, Tim! I discovered you from a tweet by August McLaughlin. I’m looking forward to reading your blog.

    I’m from Omaha, so I know your Sooners well! But I live in Cali now. Barry Switzer was one of my favorite coaches of all time. So cool that you worked with him!

  3. I love the idea of being a jack of all trades and master of none. I think I’d like to be decent at a myriad of things than spend my life only mastering one. Although, the latter would be nice as well.

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