Tim Berman was always a day-dreamer at school; good at writing 'composition' but never on time for things that were important to teachers like marching into class.
As an adult, he worked at a number of jobs until he 'lucked' into copy writing for a marketing company. He revelled in composing advertising phrases and slogans designed to attract attention and engender thought-provocation. He was quite successful at this and eventually shared third partnership in an advertising agency in Sydney.
Berman's spare moments were shared between flying, shooting, underwater exploration and writing. Then he got married.
This, however, did not diminish his curiosity and creativity. When the opportunity arose to explore the prospect of the truth about some fake coinage found aboard an old Dutch shipwreck in Australian waters, he went into research mode and discovered a factor in the story never before told. The result is this book which depends somewhat on some speculative writing bringing together all the elements of truth behind a tale often told.
Berman is busy finishing three new stories at his home on the South Coast which he shares with his lovely wife and charming dogs. Tim Berman is the author's 'nom-de-plume'.
Life in the outer suburbs of Sydney in the 1960s and 1970s. Young Jackson Barnett grows up ‘different’. He is not like other boys; he prefers to make dresses and drink cocktails. His life is turned upside down with the murder of his Mum, his inheritance stolen by the Church and his best mate killed in a fire. How will the young Jackson survive?
Gripping reading for open minds only.
When a teenage party-girl is found dead in a stormwater drain, her beautiful body mutilated and defiled, her elder sister commences a vigilante crusade to find the truth about her killers. This is one wild ride from the salubrious leafy suburbs to sleazy slums – nail-biting in its course and devastating in its conclusions.
Another fabulous tale from the pen of Tim Berman.
Batavia is an historical novel based on the ill-fated maiden voyage of the Dutch East Indiaman Batavia in 1628/29. The pages seethe with the very best and worst of human characteristics: love and devotion, lust and carnal horror, honour and courage, murder and savage revenge. Not to mention treasure and treachery on the high seas!