Senior Editor at DittyTV / Local music advocate / Hosted "The Listening Room" radio show on WVRU / Hosting a YouTube show featuring musicians


Co-author of Guide to the Natchez Trace Parkway / Former Senior Acquisitions Editor at AdventureKEEN / Former Editor of Canoe & Kayak magazine / Published in Blue Ridge Outdoors


Author of Gone Pro: North Carolina / Regular guest on Asheville FM's "Steve Sax Syndrome" / Graduate of the University of Alabama and lifetime Bama football fan


Travel pieces published in Suburu's Drive magazine and The Roanoke Times and more / Motorcycle owner / Coauthor of Guide to the Natchez Trace Parkway / contributor at Madden Media


From entrepreneurs to artists to restaurateurs / Past President of the NRV Elite chapter of BNI, Inc.


Co-author of Weaverville (Images of America) / Familiarity with architecture and antiques / Worked for Antique Monthly and Southern Living House Plans magazines


Copyedited and fact-checked,, and / Former copy chief for Cooking Light magazine

Tim W. Jackson's career in publishing started at age 17, when he began writing sports for his hometown newspaper, The Franklin County Times, in Alabama. He went on to the University of Alabama where he became Assistant Sports Editor for the school paper and then Editor of its arts & entertainment weekly before getting a job at Antique Monthly, which was in Tuscaloosa at the time.. Since then he's worked for Southern Living, Cooking Light, and Canoe & Kayak magazines, and as Senior Acquisitions Editor for AdventureKEEN. Based in Tuscumbia, Alabama, Tim's now freelancing full-time. He enjoys watching sports, playing and/or listening to music, and spending time with his family--wife Taryn, daughter Anna, dogs Holly and Timber, and rabbit Kiwi. Tim has tremendous interest in issues of the environment, prison reform, healthcare for all, and social justice.



    The web is a scary place. Here’s the good stuff.

    Entertainment, Sports,Tech, & Culture:
    Rolling Stone
    No Depression
    Bitter Southerner
    Oxford American

    News & Information:
    Democracy Now!
    Common Dreams
    Al Jazeera America
    The Atlantic
    The Guardian
    The Nation
    Mother Jones
    Utne Reader



    I love music. I enjoy everything from composer Erik Satie to standards and crooners to current artists Having come of age, so to speak, in the 1980s, music from that decade holds a special place in my musical interests. Having grown up near—and returned to—the Shoals area of Alabama, a special shout-out to some current Alabama musicians: Jason Isbell, John Paul White, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, The Alabama Shakes, Caleb Elliott, Speckled Bird, and The Secret Sisters, to name a few.

    All-time favorites include The Beatles, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Prince, Hall & Oates, Luther Vandross, R.E.M., Alice in Chains, Beck, Johnny Cash, Ella Fitzgerald, Lyle Lovett, and Bonnie Raitt.

  • TEXT


    I have an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College, and nonfiction is pretty much all I read, including books but also a bunch of magazines.

    A few of my favorite authors include:
    – Rick Bragg
    – Bill Bryson
    – Timothy Egan
    – A.J. Jacobs
    – Chuck Klosterman
    – Mary Roach
    – David Sedaris
    – Matt Taibbi
    – Sarah Vowell

  • BUY


    You can purchase copies of my books, Guide to the Natchez Trace Parkway, Weaverville: Images of America and Gone Pro North Carolina, via online retailers such as Amazon and Powells. As always, I’d encourage you to check with Bookshop and/or your local independent bookstore first.