Tim Cashmore

Biography

Tim was thrilled to be awarded two third prizes, three second prizes, nine first prizes, one Best In Show and three cups for his home produce in his local village show in September 2014.

Despite being the wrong side of middle age, he avoids acting like a proper grown-up where possible. Tim is 42 although, with the aid of state-of-the-art digital image manipulation, he manages to look considerably older. After having an imaginary cat for some years, Tim now resides in Norfolk with his partner, a real cat and a very barky dog.

After designing adverts and writing articles and theatre reviews for local and national newspapers, Tim has spent over a decade subtitling and audio-describing cinema films, DVDs, and a variety of pre-recorded terrestrial and satellite television programmes.

Tim's knowledge of history is somewhat embarrassing, so he researched all the presidents of the United States since the Constitution. The resulting work, his American History Presidents Poem, will be published in September.

October sees the release of Rude Food: May Contain Nuts, Tim’s first cook book. Time has been a vegetarian for a quarter of a century and is already part-way through writing his second vegetarian cookery book, with the working title of Get Stuffed as well as Show Time, a collection of his show-stopping baking!

Previously, Tim has written, directed and edited An Early Morning Pint, a short Halloween film. He’s previously worked on the pilot screenplay for a supernatural romance and is currently developing ideas for short films and full-length screenplays, including a thriller called Dog Eat Dog and a horror called The Meat Market. Tim is currently working on a lengthy rhyme about the British Prime Ministers. Tim intends to upload more of his recipes, poetry and scripts to Smashwords later in the year.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I was immersed so completely in the characters' world that I remember re-reading Roald Dahl's Charlie And The Chocolate Factory numerous times at school. I remember being told off for not trying a new book, although to me, if a book is just as enjoyable on a second, third or 23rd read, it's clearly a fantastic work. Re-reading it as an adult a few years ago, I found it moved me even beyond the experience of reading it as a child. A truly magical work from a brilliantly creative mind.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I feel eBooks are the way forward. Smashwords seems to be the perfect opportunity for indie authors to express themselves without the worry of whether they can sell more than a set number of copies of their work. If someone is writing something they feel passionately about, then that passion transfers itself easily to a reader with the same passion and indie publishing seems the most effective way of enabling this process.
Read more of this interview.

Books

Rude Food: May Contain Nuts
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Pre-release—available October 6, 2014. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,440. Language: British English. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Vegetarian and Vegan
Winner of nine first prizes at his local baking show this week, Tim Cashmore's Rude Food: May Contain Nuts combines the author's love of humour and cooking, creating distinctively cheeky recipes for his own tasty food creations. This illustrated collection of 38 recipes can be interpreted as innocently or as suggestively as you like. Perfect for those who love cooking and those who like a giggle
American Presidents History Poem
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
Each verse gives the memorable and shocking events surrounding each presidency, with a chorus to familiarise you with the names so far. The pattern repeats until all the presidents since the Constitution have been detailed, with a rhyming chorus featuring the names of all 44 presidents, in the order in which they've served. Learn the chorus to change your USA history knowledge from zero to hero!

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