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I’m an author, amateur falconer, book reviewer, and blogger, with a passion for books. This passion only grew when I started my first job, working at the local libraries.

Originally born in England during the mid-70s, I trained to become a computer engineer but discovered that I hated the work. So, when I moved to Alaska in 2005, to marry Sandi, I joined the retail service and haven’t looked back.

Ever since I was a child, I've had a passion for books, and now that I'm a writer I've discovered that I also love helping other writers reach potential readers. To that end, I joined the team for the B2BCyCon (later OWSCyCon), to bring readers a yearly online event where we showcase writers and their works across multiple genres. In 2018, I started to record StoryTime snippets for these events, and since 2019 I've been making those audio recordings available here.

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  • StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Voyage of the Lanternfish
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Voyage of the Lanternfish Voyage of the Lanternfish by C.S. Boyack * Recorded & Edited by Timothy Bateson for the #OWSCyCon2019 "Story Time" feature * This excerpt used and recorded with the author's permission as part of the book promotion events of #OWSCyCon2019. About The Book: An honorable man is mistaken for his disreputable father. Now he's pushed into a political scheme to start a war that will spread across multiple kingdoms. James Cuttler's fiancé is being held captive to ensure he goes through with the plan. He soon decides his skills are at sea and procures a ship to wage war upon those who disrupted his simple life. He can't do it alone, so he recruits a band of cutthroats to help him. But first, they need guns and munitions to outfit the ship properly. Deception and trickery will only get them so far. Eventually, they're going to have to engage the enemy. James' goals aren't necessarily the same as his crew. It's a delicate balancing act to collect enough loot to keep his crew happy, while guiding them back to rescue the girl. Voyage of the Lanternfish is filled with adventure, magic, and monsters. Lots of monsters. Hoist the colors and come along for the ride. If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy https://amzn.to/2JPy54f You can also learn more about the book-related fun of OWSCyCon2019 at http://owscycon.ourwriteside.com Uncover the Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi writings of Timothy Bateson at http://timothybatesonauthor.com
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  • StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - The Wind of Chicanery
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - The Wind of Chicanery The Wind of Chicanery by Dove Winters * Recorded & Edited by Timothy Bateson for the #OWSCyCon2019 "Story Time" feature * This excerpt used and recorded with the author's permission as part of the book promotion events of #OWSCyCon2019. About The Book: Ember Oheada has reached Hoa and her quest for answers is well-underway. Otera has set up a trail for her to follow, but at each stop there’s a test; the planet wants proof that she can be a Guardian and Healer. Relying on her crew to help her through, Ember will battle grass serpents, the terrifying Uxu, and other surprises along the way. But as the relationship between Aaron and Ember deepens, their path will take unexpected turns that could change everything. Either way, their journey will end in Ocrose, when Ember will draw her bow and finally see the Pathfinder’s face—but what will they see when the hood is finally removed? If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy https://amzn.to/2YBoWRe You can also learn more about the book-related fun of OWSCyCon2019 at http://owscycon.ourwriteside.com Uncover the Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi writings of Timothy Bateson at http://timothybatesonauthor.com
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  • StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Bonds of Friendship
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Bonds of Friendship Bonds of Friendship by K.M. Jenkins * Recorded & Edited by Timothy Bateson for the #OWSCyCon2019 "Story Time" feature * This excerpt used and recorded with the author's permission as part of the book promotion events of #OWSCyCon2019. About The Book: If you looked a creature in the eye believed to be a mindless beast that kills without thought, what do you do when you realize the truth is but a lie? Walk alongside Karigan as the Forest of Ferrês beacons her to a destiny she never wanted or expected. She knows now that the world is wrong, and the only way to change it is with Silvashi at her side. If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy https://amzn.to/2LSUbFJ You can also learn more about the book-related fun of OWSCyCon2019 at http://owscycon.ourwriteside.com Uncover the Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi writings of Timothy Bateson at http://timothybatesonauthor.com
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  • StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Heartsong
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Heartsong Heartsong by Leslie Conzatti * Recorded & Edited by Timothy Bateson for the #OWSCyCon2019 "Story Time" feature * This excerpt used and recorded with the author's permission as part of the book promotion events of #OWSCyCon2019. About The Book: What happens when the mundane and the fantastic meet? We get Cracks in the Tapestry.Can a former secret agent’s sister return from the dead, bringing with her mysteries surrounding her miraculous return?Reverend Josiah takes his message from God to a new planet eager to spread the gospel.A NASCAR driver discovers there is much more happening on the track then he ever had imagined.A thief must steal her love’s most prized possession.A scientist discovers something very peculiar about an archeologist exhibiting odd behavior. A newborn siren discovers a man who can resist her song.A Sioux warrior must face off against the might of the US Military Remnant to defend his home and people. Will you peer through the Cracks in the Tapestry?Cracks in the Tapestry collects stories from Leslie Conzatti, J. D. Cunegan, Arthur David, C. Scott Davis, Benjamin D. Pegg, R. Eric Smith, and Lorna Woulfe. If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy https://amzn.to/2VukIsI You can also learn more about the book-related fun of OWSCyCon2019 at http://owscycon.ourwriteside.com Uncover the Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi writings of Timothy Bateson at http://timothybatesonauthor.com
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  • StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Princess of Undersea
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Princess of Undersea Princess of Undersea by Leslie Conzatti * Recorded & Edited by Timothy Bateson for the #OWSCyCon2019 "Story Time" feature * This excerpt used and recorded with the author's permission as part of the book promotion events of #OWSCyCon2019. About The Book: Two kingdoms—one towering over the water, the other deep beneath the waves—balance on the edge of calamity. King Theodore of Overcliff withers in the wake of hardship, while King Davor of Undersea rallies his people for war. When Princess Ylaine gives up her most precious gift, in order to prove to her father that not all humans are evil, she doesn’t intend to fall in love—not at first. That changes when she meets Prince Nathan, but no sooner do they meet than forces conspire to keep them apart forever. Desperate for help, and finding none from their fathers, the two young royals turn to their mentors. Ylaine has Nayidia, her doting godmother, who has the power to grant her deepest wish. Nathan has Giles, his father’s steward, who not only knows who Nathan is, but also the man and king he may become. But will their help be enough? Can Ylaine and Nathan learn the meaning of true power, true leadership, and true love before it’s too late? Can two worlds, two lives, two hearts, truly become one? Some stories live forever—Timeless Tales which transcend the age in which they were written. Princess of Undersea is a re-imagining of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Little Mermaid. If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy https://amzn.to/2JLmx25 You can also learn more about the book-related fun of OWSCyCon2019 at http://owscycon.ourwriteside.com Uncover the Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi writings of Timothy Bateson at http://timothybatesonauthor.com
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  • StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - The Cursed Girl
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - The Cursed Girl The Cursed Girl by Maria Vermisoglou * Recorded & Edited by Timothy Bateson for the #OWSCyCon2019 "Story Time" feature * This excerpt used and recorded with the author's permission as part of the book promotion events of #OWSCyCon2019. About The Book: 2nd Place winner in the Fantasy category of the 2018 TCK Publishing Readers Choice Awards A boy. A girl. A curse. You can't always get away. Sixteen-year-old Eva is a witch who lived in Spain, in the year 1230. She met a boy named Jonathan who would become her whole world. Everything was normal until she was faced with challenges that will change her life forever. As a healer, her job is to help people, but there are forces that will try to prevent that. There is a war coming and Eva and her friends must do everything they can to survive. Can they fight their way against the dark forces that are surrounding them? Her wits and inner strength helped everyone who encircled her to survive but will she be able to survive herself? Supernatural creatures, royal backstabbing and many more await you in this thrilling novel that will take your breath away. If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy https://amzn.to/30tI99e You can also learn more about the book-related fun of OWSCyCon2019 at http://owscycon.ourwriteside.com Uncover the Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi writings of Timothy Bateson at http://timothybatesonauthor.com
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  • StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Second Door To The Right
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Second Door To The Right Second Door To The Right by Nikki Hyson * Recorded & Edited by Timothy Bateson for the #OWSCyCon2019 "Story Time" feature * This excerpt used and recorded with the author's permission as part of the book promotion events of #OWSCyCon2019. About The Book: What would a villain sacrifice to earn his redemption and a happily ever after? James Crawford, once called Captain Hook, pauses in the London damp, a death warrant heavy in his pocket. Another life to take. The thirty-first since The Guild ripped him from his pages three years ago, promising a life after the crocodile if he obeyed. So easy at first. They only asked him to do what was written into his DNA. But the pointless deaths are beginning to weigh, the secret desire to be more than a pirate turning ink to blood. Yet crossing The Guild means his book will burn, his very existence scattered across the ashes. There is no way out. Except. The whispered myth of a writer who might have the power to set his paper soul free. It’s a fool’s prayer. One he dares not utter. Not until the day, turning from The Guild, he takes a step and collides into Lily Westfell. A writer. James feels his master, Professor Moriarty, watching the fated meeting. He knows he should walk away and save them both. But this writer: could she be the key to ultimate victory, or the beginning of his final undoing? If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy https://amzn.to/2LTCgPh You can also learn more about the book-related fun of OWSCyCon2019 at http://owscycon.ourwriteside.com Uncover the Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi writings of Timothy Bateson at http://timothybatesonauthor.com
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  • StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - No Rest For The Wicked
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - No Rest For The Wicked No Rest For The Wicked by Phoebe Darqueling * Recorded & Edited by Timothy Bateson for the #OWSCyCon2019 "Story Time" feature * This excerpt used and recorded with the author's permission as part of the book promotion events of #OWSCyCon2019. About The Book: Other people just think they’re “haunted by the past.” In Vi’s case, it’s true. Clairvoyant Viola Thorne wants to forget about her days of grifting and running errands for ghosts. The problem? Playing it safe is dull. So when a dead stranger begs for her help, Vi jumps at the chance to dust off her hustling skills. The unlikely companions are soon tangling with bandits, cheating at cards, and loving every minute. Then she finds out who referred him, and Vi has to face both a past and ex-partner that refuse to stay buried. Though she betrayed Peter, his spirit warns her of the plot that cost him his life. Vi’s guilty conscience won’t let her rest until she solves his murder. Though she’s spent her whole life fighting the pull of the paranormal, it holds the key to atoning for the only deception she’s ever regretted—breaking Peter’s heart. If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy https://amzn.to/2YDCSdA You can also learn more about the book-related fun of OWSCyCon2019 at http://owscycon.ourwriteside.com Uncover the Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi writings of Timothy Bateson at http://timothybatesonauthor.com
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  • StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Squire Hayseed
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Squire Hayseed Squire Hayseed by SE Zbasnik * Recorded & Edited by Timothy Bateson for the #OWSCyCon2019 "Story Time" feature * This excerpt used and recorded with the author's permission as part of the book promotion events of #OWSCyCon2019. About The Book: Not a hero. Not a chosen one. Hayley is only a survivor. At fourteen she finds herself with a choice -- hang for being caught stealing or become a squire. She knows nothing about the world of knights, chivalry, swords, and horses, but she knows a lot about death. In this coming-of-age tale, Hayley discovers there's more to not only the Order of Knights but the world around her and the strength that lurks inside her heart. If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy https://amzn.to/2JLmx25 You can also learn more about the book-related fun of OWSCyCon2019 at http://owscycon.ourwriteside.com Uncover the Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi writings of Timothy Bateson at http://timothybatesonauthor.com
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  • StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Dragonfly Dreams
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Dragonfly Dreams Dragonfly Dreams by Tracy Ball * Recorded & Edited by Timothy Bateson for the #OWSCyCon2019 "Story Time" feature * This excerpt used and recorded with the author's permission as part of the book promotion events of #OWSCyCon2019. About The Book: A fantasy novella of elfish mayhem by Tracy Ball One jump meant everything. She changed his heart. He changed her knickers. Trouble ensued. If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy https://amzn.to/2Yy73mb You can also learn more about the book-related fun of OWSCyCon2019 at http://owscycon.ourwriteside.com Uncover the Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi writings of Timothy Bateson at http://timothybatesonauthor.com
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