Number One Bestselling Author, Timothy Gager has published 17 books of fiction and poetry. He hosted the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, MA from 2001 to 2018, and started a weekly virtual series in 2020. He has had over 1000 works of fiction and poetry published, 17 nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work also has been nominated for a Massachusetts Book Award, The Best of the Web, The Best Small Fictions Anthology and has been read on National Public Radio.
Timothy is the Fiction Editor of The Wilderness House Literary Review, and the founding co-editor of The Heat City Literary Review. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Timothy lives in Dedham, Massachusetts with some fish and a rabbit, and he is employed as a social worker. Joe the Salamander, is his third novel.
IN THIS EPISODE:
1:11 How NOT to start an interview!
2:41 Introducing Tim Gager
4:32 The birth of his daughter AND his first book gets accepted by a publisher!
6:57 From Ebook to Print: Tim convinces/demands that his publisher PRINT his next book
10:48 His path to sobriety
12:22 Eight published books on poetry
14:27 Lessons learned during The Shutdown
20:08 How to write 17 books
28:05 Sticking to a schedule & knowing how to live
32:45 His latest book: Joe the Salamander
41:18 Two stories that help shine a light on autism
46:45 Inspiration - How 130 words of a Flash Fiction piece turned into an 80,000 word novel
48:57 Tim's new book - it may not be finished for a decade
59:45 Revival tents, hot coals, snake handlers, Scientology, Hare Krishna's, and Time Share's
1:07:05 Dar's experience with his Norwegian friends and film crew
The Art of Being Dar - with Dar Dixon
The Art of Being Dar - Hosted by Dar Dixon
Dar is a half Iranian/half American white boy...born in Tehran.
He's moved over 80 times.
He escaped the Iranian Revolution with, literally, the clothes on his back.
He even found himself in a cult...
And through every crazy thing that's happened, against insane odds, he's been succeeding in life & in Hollywood, for almost 30 years.
People with boring lives have boring stories.
Nothing boring here.
This...is The Art of Being Dar - with Dar Dixon