AUTHOR

SPORTS

Author of Gone Pro: North Carolina, published April 2014 / Regular guest on Asheville FM's "Steve Sax Syndrome" / 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 AdventureKEEN / 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

Co-author of Weaverville (Images of America), published September 2015 / 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 AdventureKEEN. Based in Weaverville, North Carolina, (just a few miles north of Asheville) 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, cat Juniper, 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 Atlantic
    - The Guardian
    - The Nation
    - Mother Jones
    - Utne Reader

  • MUSIC

    WHAT I LISTEN TO

    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 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, 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

    WHAT I READ

    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

    WHERE TO SHOP

    You can purchase copies of my books, Weaverville: Images of America and Gone Pro North Carolina, via online retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, and Powells. As always, I’d encourage you to check with your local independent bookstore first.

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

Address // Weaverville, NC 28787

Telephone // (205) 443-7983

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