Tim W. Jackson

Biography

Tim W. Jackson’s first taste of scuba diving came at the age of six when he sneaked breaths off his dad’s double-hose regulator in the deep end of the pool. Later, as an ex-journalist armed with a newly-minted master’s degree in English, he discovered he was qualified to be a bartender, a waiter or a PhD student. Instead he chose Secret Option D: run off to the Cayman Islands to work as a scuba instructor and boat captain by day and write fiction at night. Two decades later, he still wishes that was half as interesting as it sounds. Or even a quarter . . .

Jackson is the award-winning author of the comic Caribbean novels Blacktip Island and The Secret of Rosalita Flats, as well as The Blacktip Times humor blog. His “Tales from Blacktip Island” short stories have been published in literary journals worldwide. He is currently concocting his next Blacktip Island novel and still enjoys scuba diving with his dad’s old double-hose reg.

Feel free to stalk Tim on his website, www.timwjackson.com, the Blacktip Times (www.blacktipisland.com) or follow himon Facebook (Tim W. Jackson) and Twitter (@timwjax).

A portion of the proceeds from his stories goes to the Nature Conservancy’s Coral Reef Preservation Fund.

Where to find Tim W. Jackson online

Books

The Secret of Rosalita Flats
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,800. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Nonfiction » Travel » By region » South America
Cal Batten wants to sell the football-shaped house he inherited on a backwater Caribbean island and pay off his creditors. Problem is, the will’s gone missing, the island’s rum-soaked ‘attorney’ has his own agenda, and Cal’s beautiful ex-best friend might drown him if she gets the chance. If Cal can’t figure out what his old man was mixed up in, fast, he may end up stuck on the crazy island.
They Call It Duppy Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
ke’s new girlfriend is a bit eccentric. Or she could be an island spirit set on turning him into a giant crab. Either way, his friends have to get him away from Victoria before they lose him forever. Problem is, Victoria’s wise to them and is having none of it. A Tale From Blacktip Island by award-winning novelist Tim W. Jackson A Tale From Blacktip Island by award-winning novelist Tim W. Jackson
Blacktip Island
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,050. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
An inadvertent embezzler high-tails it to the Caribbean, a step ahead of the Feds and desperate to become an anonymous divemaster in paradise. On Blacktip Island, though, he quickly discovers “tropics” doesn’t mean “paradise,” and rookie boat hands stick out like a reef at low tide. An irresistible comedy for anyone who’s ever dreamed of trading the rat race for a hammock under the palm trees.
When The Sea Shall Give Up Her Dead
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
Angela sees nothing to live for after the love of her life high-tails it to Cuba with her life’s savings. Then, on a solo scuba dive she doesn’t plan on coming back from, a chance encounter changes her mind. A Tale From Blacktip Island by award-nominated novelist Tim W. Jackson
Reef Line and The Gulf
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(2.00 from 1 review)
Jack and Joey are best buds . . . until they both fall for Chrissy. Then betrayal assumes a friend’s smile on a tropical island where friendship is fleeting and the truth depends on who’s telling the story. Also included: The Gulf. Who are you when the thing you’ve prepped for hits and you react in a way you despise? Two Tales From Blacktip Island by award-nominated novelist Tim W. Jackson.
Flood
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,730. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(2.00 from 1 review)
Cyrus fled to Blacktip Island after betraying everyone he loved. Alone on his hilltop he found peace. Until his past came looking for him. Now he’s fighting off investigators and a flood of memories, trying to buy enough time to finish his boat and sail away. A Tale From Blacktip Island by award-nominated novelist Tim W. Jackson.
Ebb and Flow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(3.00 from 1 review)
Cody and Diane grew up best friends. It was only natural they’d fall in love. Then Diane found her dream job on the opposite side of the globe. After two years of waiting, Cody’s packed to move to the Caribbean when Diane returns, Hurricane Sophie on her heels. Will love prevail, or will Cody and Diane chase separate dreams? A Tale From Blacktip Island by award-nominated novelist Tim W. Jackson
Two and a Half Weeks
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
(4.00 from 1 review)
Caribbean dive guide Gage Hoase woos and wins a beautiful dive guest, then sends her packing. All is good until Gabi returns, with happily-ever-after in mind. Now Gage has to figure a way to let her down gently before she offs him in his sleep. A Tale From Blacktip Island by award-nominated novelist Tim W. Jackson
Mangrove Underground
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,910. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ben Gates must catch whoever is setting a series of mysterious wildfires before they destroy his hometown . . . and before the arsonist can pin the blame on Ben. A USA Book News Best Books Award finalist in literary fiction.