Tim Applegate was born in Ft. Benning, Georgia and grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana. In 1978 he obtained a B.A. in journalism and literature from Indiana University.
Tim has lived in Boston, Sarasota, Florida, and for the last twenty-four years on two acres in the foothills of the coastal range of western Oregon. For the last two decades he has owned and operated a commercial contracting business specializing in furniture and wood restoration for the hotel and cruise ship industries. In 2015 he retired from contracting to write full-time.
Tim is married and has two daughters. He grows wine grapes on his acreage, remains an avid hiker, and travels extensively.
Co-winner of the Tillie Olsen award for Creative Writing, Tim’s poetry, essays, and short fiction have appeared in The Florida Review, The South Dakota Review, Lake Effect, and The Briar Cliff Review among many others. He is the author of the poetry collections At the End of Day (Traprock Books), Drydock (Blue Cubicle Press), and Blueprints (Turnstone Books of Oregon). Fever Tree, the first book of a projected trilogy, is his first published novel. Fever Tree was released August 2nd, 2016.