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Tim Patrick learned at an early age about living on both sides of the tracks. His family scraped to pay the rent but he received his primary education at an exclusive boarding school, the result of smooth talking parents and a generous scholarship. On visiting day Tim watched the parents of his schoolmates arrive in limousines and Lamborghinis. His parents arrived in a utility van that said "Patrick's TV Repair" on the sides.
In his debut novel, "Tea Cups & Tiger Claws," Tim continues with this childhood theme as he introduces us to forbidden mountaintop palaces and the seemingly unworthy characters who try to sneak into them. It's a family saga that spans three generations and, of course, takes you on a wild ride from one side of the tracks to the other.
In “Death of Movie Star,” the author’s second novel, he gives you a backstage pass and takes you to see the types of film stars that the whole world loves and hates—sometimes simultaneously. You will meet the ambitious divas, the wisecracking sidekicks, and the really frightening ones who might just be playing themselves. You will laugh with them, fight with them, and fear for their lives. And when it’s over, you may finally understand why you need them so very much.
Tim is a graduate of UCLA. He and his wife live in Southern California and are the parents of two grown children. In his spare time, he enjoys aviation, mountain biking, and experimenting in the kitchen.