Tim W. Jackson

Biography

Armed with a newly-minted master’s degree in creative writing, former journalist Tim W. Jackson knew he was qualified to be a bartender, a waiter, or to apply to a PhD program. Instead he chose Secret Option D: run off to the Caribbean to work as a scuba instructor by day and write fiction at night. More than a decade later, he still wishes that was half as interesting as it sounds. Or even a quarter . . .

Jackson is the award-winning author of the literary novel Mangrove Underground and The Blacktip Times humor blog. His second novel, Blacktip Island, is a comic misadventure set in the Caribbean. His “Tales From Blacktip Island” short stories have been published in literary journals worldwide. He is currently concocting his next Blacktip Island novel, The Secret of Rosalita Flats.

For more insider info, visit his website, www.timwjackson.com, the Blacktip Times (www.blacktipisland.com) or follow him on 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


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Books

Blacktip Island
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,050. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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)
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)
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)
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)
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: Free! Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
(4.00)
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: $2.99 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.

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