Tim was born in Yorkshire and left home at the age of 16 to join the army, serving in the Falklands War and Northern Ireland as well as tours in Berlin and Kenya. After leaving the forces he studied Social Anthropology and undertook research in the field of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder before working in a Community Mental Health Team and, more recently, as a Probation Officer. Alongside his writing career he is an award winning documentary photographer and amateur archaeologist working as a member of the Digging Dad’s Army community archaeology project currently exploring the impact of the two world wars on communities in and around London.
His interests include the English Civil War and 20th Century conflicts and in particular the way in which such events are remembered by society. He is the author of several books on military history and a regular contributor to magazines in Britain and the USA.
He lives in Yorkshire with his wife Jacqueline and children Bethany and Joshua who are frankly no help at all when it comes to the writing, but absolutely essential for everything that really matters.