Tim Applegateis the author of three poetry collections--At the End of Day (Traprock Books), Drydock (Blue Cubicle Press), and Blueprints (Turnstone Books of Oregon)--as well as the novels Fever Tree (Amberjack Publishing) and Flamingo Lane (Amberjack Publishing, forthcoming).
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.
Tim's poetry, essays, and short fiction has appeared in The Florida Review, The South Dakota Review, Lake Effect, The Briar Cliff Review, and the Tillie Olsen Award-winning anthology Tales From The Construction Site, among many others.