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.
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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.
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