Tim Waggoner wrote his first story at the age of five, when he created a comic book version of the film King Kong vs. Godzilla on a stenographer's pad. It took him a few more years until he began selling professionally, though.
Since then, Tim has written and published novels for both adult and young readers, including Temple of the Dragonslayer and Return of the Sorceress (both for Wizards of the Coast), Dark Ages: Gangrel and Exalted: A Shadow Over Heaven's Eye (both White Wolf), Necropolis (Five Star), and Defender: Hyperswarm (I-Books). He is also the author of the short story collection All Too Surreal (Prime Books). He has published over seventy short stories in the fantasy and horror genres, and his articles on writing have appeared in Writer's Digest, Writers' Journal, New Writer's Magazine, Ohio Writer, Speculations, and Teaching English in the Two-Year College.
A number of his stories have received honorable mentions in various editions of the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. He won first place in the 1998 Authorlink! New Author Awards Competition and was a finalist for the Darrell Award for Best MidSouth Short Story in 1999. In addition to writing fiction, Tim has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, and copy editor. He holds BS ed. and MA degrees from Wright State University and currently serves as an associate professor of English and coordinator of creative activities at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. His wonderful wife Cindy is a psychologist (a useful profession for the wife of a writer), and they have two lovely daughters, Devon and Leigh.
Tim hopes to continue writing and teaching until he keels over dead, after which he wants to be stuffed and mounted, and then placed in front of his computer terminal.
His home page is located at www.sff.net/people/Tim.Waggoner.
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