Complementing my interviews, today’s Author Spotlight, the three hundred and seventy-fourth, is of science fiction and fantasy author Tim Parise. If you would like to take part in an author spotlight, take a look at author-spotlights.
Tim Parise was born on the island of Maui, but grew up mostly in Colorado and Montana before going off to North Dakota for college, where he trained as a pilot and later studied history. His writing first appeared in print when he was six years old, and since then he has contributed to a number of local papers and magazines. He finally came back to the Hawaiian islands five years ago and started writing science fiction and fantasy full-time.
So far Tim has completed four novels and a pamphlet on political science, which have appeared in over a dozen different countries, plus or minus a micronation or two. He is currently working on a fifth novel about the gay rights movement in the United States and the Arab Spring in Bahrain, and a nonfiction book on the history of Hawaii.
His hobbies include anything involving ink on a page, singing Henry Purcell, Linux, photography, and trying to figure out how he’s ever going to trek the Silk Road with Asia divided up into so many separate countries nowadays.
And now from the author himself: