10 Fun Facts About Author Tim Applegate
Tim Applegate, who wrote the highly anticipated, new novel, Fever Tree, is not just another run of the mill author. In fact, his personality is as rich as his writing. Here are ten fun facts you didn't know about this poet-turned-novelist from Oregon.
1. Tim Applegate likes to cook, particularly Asian.
2. He once hitchhiked from Indiana to Atlanta to attend a music festival. Which was cancelled.
3. He has never taken a selfie.
4. He's had eight inches of his colon removed by a doctor, who, a few years later, was indicted on thirteen counts of manslaughter for losing patients during surgery.
5. He can juggle three, but not four, tangerines.
6. He climbs Saddle Mountain once a year just to prove to himself that he still can.
7. He saw a UFO, once, on Thanksgiving day.
8. He made a hole-in-one in Florida thirty years ago. With a 3-wood.
9. He isn't particularly superstitious, yet firmly believes that putting a hat on a bed brings seven years of bad luck.
10. He recently drank a couple beers with a mobster in New Orleans.
About the book:
When a handsome and mysterious stranger arrives in Crooked River, the town is consumed by rumors. Although a deeply private young man, Dieter befriends everyone from deckhands to shopkeepers. On the rebound from a disastrous relationship, the charming but hesitant Maggie Paterson falls in love. Teddy Mink, the towns notorious, paranoid drug lord, convinced that Dieters a narc, formulates a plan to silence him. Maggies recently estranged ex, who moonlights as a drug runner for Teddy, jealously agrees that Dieter must be handled no matter the cost.
From the moonlit beaches of Quintana Roo to the waterfront docks of Crooked River, Florida, Fever Tree is a beautifully written story that charts the surprising journey of a deeply troubled young man zealously guarding the secrets of his past.
About the author:
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-two 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.
Tims 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 is set to be released August 2nd, 2016.
Fever Tree, which releases August 2, 2016, can be pre-ordered today on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Indiebound.