GONE PRO NORTH CAROLINA

SPORTS

Author of Gone Pro: North Carolina, coming out in April 2014 / Graduate of the University of Alabama and lifetime Bama football fan

MUSIC

Dozens of profiles, concert, and album reviews published / Local music advocate / Hosted "The Listening Room" radio show on WVRU

OUTDOORS

Senior Acquisitions Editor at Keen Communications / Former Editor of Canoe & Kayak magazine / Published in Blue Ridge Outdoors

TRAVEL

Travel pieces published in Suburu's Drive magazine and The Roanoke Times / Motorcycle owner

PROFILES

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

HISTORY

Familiarity with architecture and antiques / Worked for Antique Monthly and Southern Living House Plans magazines

FOOD

Copyedit and fact-check AllRecipes.com, Recipe.com, and BetterHomesAndGardens.com / 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. Since then he's worked for Southern Living, Cooking Light, and Canoe & Kayak magazines, and is currently Senior Acquisitions Editor for Keen Communications. Based near Asheville, North Carolina, he enjoys riding his motorcycle on the nearby mountain roads, 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.

  • LINKS

    WHERE I GO

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

    Sports & Outdoors:
    - ESPN
    - Yahoo Sports
    - Rolltide.com
    - GoHeels.com
    - AllTrails.com
    - Trekalong.com

    News & Information:
    - The New York Times
    - The Washington Post
    - Al Jazeera America
    - The Nation
    - Mother Jones
    - Utne Reader

    Find out more about the Gone Pro series here:
    - GoneProBooks

  • MUSIC

    WHAT I LISTEN TO

    I love music. I enjoy everything from composer Erik Satie to standards and crooners to current artists such as Fitz & the Tantrums, Norah Jones, Good Old War, The Avett Brothers, The David Mayfield Parade, Rumer, Dawes, and Bruno Mars.

    All-time favorites include The Beatles, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Billy Joel, KISS, Styx, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Prince, Hall & Oates, INXS, George Michael, Luther Vandross, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, White Zombie/Rob Zombie, Johnny Cash, Lyle Lovett, Bonnie Raitt, Diana Krall, and Michael Buble.

  • TEXT

    WHAT I READ

    I have an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College, and nonfiction is pretty much all I read.

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

  • BUY

    WHERE TO SHOP

    You can purchase copies of my book, Gone Pro North Carolina, via online retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, or IndieBound. And here’s a list of brick-and-mortar stores where you can pick up a copy of my book. I’ll continue adding to this list as I learn of stores that will have it in stock.

    - Malaprops Bookstore/Cafe (Asheville)
    - City Lights Bookstore (Sylva)
    - Blue Ridge Books (Waynesville)
    - The Regulator Bookshop (Durham)
    - Mr. K’s Used Books, Music, and More (Asheville, Johnson City, TN)
    - Park Road Books (Charlotte)

Where's Tim? // Stay tuned here for for book signings and events!

  • GPNC IN THE NEWS

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    It’s great to see Gone Pro North Carolina mentioned in The Asheville Post. If you see a mention of my book in the news media, be sure to let us know!

    And if you want me, Tim W. Jackson, to have a signing event at a bookstore near you, contact the store owners and let them know! Gone Pro North Carolina is a book of the Tar Heel proletariat! Rise up and express your needs! (Or, if you’re really rich, just buy copies of the book for everyone in your country club.)

    Just look at this photo. This is a man of the people. Look at that crap on my desk. I mean, a typewriter? And that iMac is like 8 years old. It doesn’t even work anymore. And I had to make that snow globe with a photo of my daughter in it. Can you tell that’s a Tar Heels T-shirt I’m wearing? Anyway, come on folks, buy my book. I need some decent stuff!

  • SAMPLE GONE PRO NORTH CAROLINA

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    GPNCYou can get a sample of Gone Pro North Carolina at Google Play. In addition, you can also buy Gone Pro North Carolina as an ebook from that site. You should probably buy a for-realz version of the book to rest proudly on your bookcase or coffee table—maybe enclosed in glass or something. But then as Tom Chalmers of the Steve Sax Syndrome radio show on Asheville FM says, “It makes great bathroom reading!” So you may want a copy somewhere near your toilet. Works great in an outhouse, too!

    But then what if you don’t want to lug around that book that weighs almost a whole pound? Get that ebook so you can have Gone Pro North Carolina on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device.

    What we’re trying to say here is preview the book and then get multiple copies for every possible scenario—and it makes a great present for all your Tar Heel friends and family, too!

  • HOP ON BOARD GONE PRO NORTH CAROLINA

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    TheHopThe book is finally here! For those who have pre-ordered from places such as Amazon, the book has been delivered. It’s starting to show up in bookstores across North Carolina. It’s time to celebrate.

    Join us Thursday, April 10, at The Hop Ice Cream Cafe at 640 Merrimon Avenue in Asheville for the release party of Gone Pro North Carolina, published by Clerisy Press. I’ll have a handful of books for sale for $15. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will continue until around 9 p.m.

    So if you’re a Tar Heels fan or a UNC alumnus in the Asheville area, stop by to say hello, enjoy some ice cream (I even hear there will be an ice cream cake!), and maybe even pick up a copy of Gone Pro North Carolina! See you there!

     

  • 7/12 – RADFORD READS LITERARY FESTIVAL

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    We haven’t gone international, but we have gone inter-state! I’m pleased to report I’ve been invited to appear as a featured author at the first Radford Reads Literary Festival in Southwest Virginia on July 12.

    Sponsored by the Radford Public Library, the day’s events will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Glencoe Museum & Gallery at 600 Unruh Drive in Radford. The event will include readings, storytelling, live music, and of course, me. More details as they unfold…

  • 5/4 – BOOKS-A-MILLION CHARLOTTE

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    Charlotte-folks, you have an additional chance to catch me and get a signed copy of Gone Pro North Carolina! From 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, I’ll be appearing at the Books-A-Million at 14151 Steele Creek Road. Hope to see you there!

  • 3/19 – STEVE SAX SYNDROME

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    Tune in to AshevilleFM.org Wednesday, March 19, to hear me on The Steve Sax Syndrome, a weekly online sports talk show that throws in a healthy mix of comedy and music as well. I’ll chat college hoops with Scott Bunn and Tom Chalmers and discuss Gone Pro North CarolinaIt’s March Madness, baby!

  • 5/3 – PARK ROAD BOOKS

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    More events are being scheduled! From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 3 I’ll be at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC. Come on out and say hello, Tar Heels!

  • MARCH MADNESS DREAM TEAM

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    All this college basketball talk has me thinking of the UNC greats who went on to have amazing pro careers. Here’s my all-time UNC dream team based on their pro careers.

  • 4/25 – THE REGULATOR BOOKSHOP

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    Join me at 7 p.m. on April 25 for a signing at The Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC.

  • 4/26 – CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE

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    I’m excited to report that I’ve got a book-signing event scheduled at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, North Carolina.

    Join me on Saturday, April 26, at 3 p.m. for a Tribute to UNC Athletes and Their Pro Careers. Hope to see you there!

Address // Weaverville, NC 28787

Telephone // (205) 443-7983

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