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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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  • Story Time - Heart of the Mountain by Jeanette O'Hagan
    Story Time - Heart of the Mountain by Jeanette O'Hagan Heart of the Mountain by Jeanette O'Hagan * Recorded & Edited by Timothy Bateson * This excerpt used and recorded with the author's permission. * Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult About The Book: An injured shapeshifter. Twins on a mission. A realm in jeopardy. When Zadeki is trapped under the mountain, he encounters twins on a quest. Will the twins and the denizens of the strange underground realm, help or hinder Zadeki's return home? Will escape even be possible once the lights begin to fail? Heart of the Mountain is the first novella in the YA epic fantasy series, Under the Mountain series. The fifth and final book, Caverns of the Deep, was released in July this year (2019) If you love shapeshifers, crystals, and young heroes who face challenges head-on, you will love this thrilling, fast-paced fantasy set in the world of Nardva. Pick up Heart of the Mountain to discover this exciting fantasy adventure series today. Reviews: * "Jeanette O'Hagan creates a world rich in lore and mystery.' Kasper Beaumont, author. * "Three intriguing young characters with life-changing missions struggle in a vivid fantasy world of ice and feathers." Karen Tyrell, author. * "Captivating characters and a plot that draws you in from the start. This well-crafted work is recommended reading." Adele Jones, author. * "An intriguing novella with a richly detailed story world." Rebekah Rhoda * "It had everything. An intriguing world, vivid characters and a fresh fantasy angle that had me hooked from the first page." Shelley Nolan, author. If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy at https://amzn.to/2RwdndF (ebook) or https://amzn.to/352Cc4U (paperback). If you would like to see more of the author's work, check out these links: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/JeanetteOHaganAuthorAndSpeaker Twitter - https://twitter.com/JeanetteOHagan Website - https://jeanetteohagan.com Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Jeanette-OHagan/e/B00RBSE85C
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  • Story Time - Born of The Veil by Cheryllynn Dyess
    Story Time - Born of The Veil by Cheryllynn Dyess Born of The Veil by Cheryllynn Dyess * Recorded & Edited by Timothy Bateson * This excerpt used and recorded with the author's permission. * Genre: Fantasy About The Book: The dead are all around us. Tara can see them, hear them, and help them. All her life she has battled with this gift...curse. Only her mother and best friend know the truth. Then she meets a stranger in a historic graveyard and he changes her life in ways she never could have imagined. Tara was born already a member of a secret society known as The Veil. They are immortal and their mission is to help everyone they can. She is shown how to handle her gifts and discovers even more on her journey. With the gift of immortality, Tara still battles one curse that has been there her entire life. Demons! Demons have tried to attack her as long as she can remember. Can she learn to use her gifts? Can she trust those around her? Can she conquer her nightmares? Can she finally be free? If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy at https://amzn.to/2LwnHyC (ebook) or https://amzn.to/36aJ14r (paperback). If you would like to see more of the author's work, check out these links: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CheryllynnDyess/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/CheryllynnDyess Website - https://behindthepages.blog/ Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Cheryllynn-Dyess/e/B00AXM8VE2
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  • Story Time - Dragons Revenge by Kasper Beaumont
    Story Time - Dragons Revenge by Kasper Beaumont Dragon's Revenge by Kasper Beaumont * Recorded & Edited by Timothy Bateson * This excerpt used and recorded with the author's permission. * Genre: Fantasy About The Book: Dragon's Revenge is the thrilling conclusion to the Hunters of Reloria trilogy. Magical Reloria is beset by hordes of invading enemy ships carrying giants with ocular laser beams. People and creatures from across the land band together against the invasion, while our group of heroes, the Hunters of Reloria, seek to restore the defensive shield to their borders. A savage attack on the dragons’ town decimates the population and leads the surviving dragon to pledge revenge against the invaders. Epic battles with dragons and giants ensue, leading to a thrilling climax. If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy at https://amzn.to/36fAaOT (ebook) or https://amzn.to/2Yo2OLj (paperback). If you would like to see more of the author's work, check out these links: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/huntersofreloria Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/KasperBeaumont Website - http://www.huntersofreloria.weebly.com Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Kasper-Beaumont/e/B00DQ2JB22
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  • Story Time - Under A Hunter's Moon by Timothy Bateson
    Story Time - Under A Hunter's Moon by Timothy Bateson Under A Hunter's Moon by Timothy Bateson * Recorded & Edited by Timothy Bateson * This excerpt used and recorded with the author's permission. About The Book: Past and present collide for a wolf-shifter during a museum break-in. Richard Parsons is a maverick wolf-shifter who grew up among the teen gangs of Seattle. His tendency to find trouble has often attracted police attention. When a traveling exhibition returns to the McCaw Museum Richard finds that he has personal reasons to visit after hours. His audacious plan goes awry when a particular display forces painful memories to the surface. Can Richard face down the demons of his past before the police become aware of his presence? If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy at https://books2read.com/u/bzLLa2 from the ebook vendor of your choice. More About The Books: “Under A Hunter’s Moon” is the first of the “Shadows Over Seattle: Prequel” series, giving readers a chance to meet the characters who will be appearing in the main series. Every story is a snapshot of an event in that character’s past, and can be read as a standalone short story, or as part of the series. At 4,200 words in length, “Under A Hunter’s Moon” is a quick, easy, read that introduces readers to the “Shadows Over Seattle” setting. Reviews: "I enjoy the author's twist on the old werewolf lore, creating a whole new version and calling them Lupines, to allow him to break the rules of the legends without really breaking things, if you know what I mean." – Heidi Angell (Amazon Review) "I'm usually a gal who needs romance in her books, but I have to say that I got my hands on a copy of Under a Hunter's Moon by Timothy Bateson and found a great read! This is a short story, so it's a quick read, but it's got suspense, action, and it left me wanting to know when the next one is coming out! If you enjoy shifter stories, this one is a great Urban Fantasy short story that introduces you to some characters that you'll definitely need to know more about!" – Anna (Amazon Review) An amazing take on Lycans. I love the dark view taken but also the unique point of view that makes you want to care for the dark creatures. – Jin Okubo (Amazon Review) Uncover the Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi writings of Timothy Bateson at http://timothybatesonauthor.com
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  • StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - The Specter
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - The Specter The Specter by Tam May * Recorded by Virginia Carraway Stark * 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: To what lengths will one go to exorcise a specter? One rainy morning in 1892, people gather to mourn the death of San Francisco socialite Penelope Alderdice. Among them is a strange little woman named Bertha Ross, who claims to have known “Grace” in the 1850’s in the small town of Waxwood. But Penelope’s granddaughter, Vivian, has never heard of Grace or Waxwood. Bertha reveals surprising details about Grace’s life in Waxwood, including a love affair with Evan, an artist and member of Brandywine, Waxwood’s art colony.Vivian’s mother, Larissa, insists Bertha is an imposter who has come not to mourn a woman she knew in her youth but to stir up trouble.  Vivian, however, suspects the key to her grandmother’s life and her own lies in Waxwood. She journeys to Brandywine where she meets Verina Jones, Evan’s niece, and discovers a packet of letters her grandmother wrote forty years ago about her time in Waxwood. As Vivian confronts the specter that holds the truth to secrets buried in the family consciousness, she examines her grandmother’s life as a mid-19th century debutante and her own as a Gilded Age belle. Will she find her way out into the world as an autonomous being, or will she be haunted by the specter of her grandmother’s unhappiness all her life? If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy https://amzn.to/2J40pPV 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 - Dancing With Fate
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Dancing With Fate Dancing With Fate by Hywela Lyn * Recorded by P.J. MacLayne * 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: When Terpsichore, the Greek Muse of Dance, is assigned to revisit 5th Century Wales, and help the people regain their love of dancing, her task seems simple enough. She is unaware there is a hidden agenda. Before she can return to Olympus her path crosses that of the mysterious Myrddin, and her heart is lost. But Myrddin is promised to another. His mind is set on the dangerous task that lies before him, and the woman he has sworn to save. Nevertheless, he cannot deny the growing attraction between him and the beautiful stranger he meets along the way. Terpsichore and Myrddin face a deadly force that threatens to part them forever. Is she destined to lose the only man she has ever truly loved? Is there nothing she can do to save him? Finally, when all seems lost, in desperation she finds herself DANCING WITH FATE. If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy https://amzn.to/2RBPHT5 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 - Girl of Glass
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Girl of Glass Girl of Glass by Megan O'Russell * Recorded by Virginia Carraway Stark * 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 worlds. One glass wall. No turning back. The human race has been divided. The chosen few live in the safety of the domes, watching through their glass walls as those left on the outside suffer and die. But desperation has brought invention. New drugs have the ability to alter humans, giving them the strength to roam the poisoned night unafraid—but survival comes at a terrible price. Seventeen-year-old Nola Kent has spent her life in the domes, training to protect her little piece of the world within the glass. The mission of the domes is to preserve the human race, not to help the sick and starving. When the fate of an outsider child falls into her hands, Nola dares to venture beyond the security of her home, diving into a world of darkness and vampires. Life within the glass didn’t prepare her for the realities of suffering or the depth of forbidden love. When blood washes over the domes, Nola must choose between her home and her heart. If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy https://amzn.to/2XBW1j1 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 - A Lady Lost
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - A Lady Lost A Lady Lost (Working Title) by Renee Gallant * Recorded by P.J. MacLayne * 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. If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, get updates from the author at: http://www.reneegallant.com/ 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 - Shadows Of Night
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Shadows Of Night Shadows of Night by Barabara White * Recorded by Virginia Carraway Stark * 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: The Shadow Lords will return. Sarah and David were orphaned at 2 yrs old on the same day when both Sarah's parents and David's parents died in a mysterious plane crash. Placed in an orphanage where they have lived a basically normal life for 12 years together, their lives are about to be suddenly and drastically changed when a confrontation with a school bully causes a frightening change in Sarah. Transforming, out of rage, into a creature with blue skin, talons and wings begins both of their journey into a secret, fascinating world of winged people where magic is normal and myth is real...but even in this wondrous new world there are prophecies of a returning ancient evil. The Shadow Lords, whose dark magic and lust for power, can only be brought back by the blood magic of one particular pair. With the help of the Black Riders, whose goals are to free the Shadow Lords and their dark magic into the world, the prophecies are in danger of being fulfilled when it is found that it is Sarah and David's blood they seek. Thrown into a world where their blood is sought out for evil, there is still hope, as they are also the ones with the potential to destroy the Shadow Lords but first they must learn their own talents, magical strengths and power and they must join with five companions of their own kind before the Shadow Lords are released. They all must learn enough to lead the war against the Shadow Lords, Black Riders and their followers. Will they have the time, the skill, the strength, the power and the love to save them all? If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy https://amzn.to/2XD0DoW 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 Real You
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - The Real You The Real You by RM Alexander * Recorded by Virginia Carraway Stark * 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: TOP TEN FINALIST FOR THE PRESTIGIOUS 2018 AUTHOR ACADEMY AWARD Reeling from a nasty divorce, Paige Reed wants to move forward, and leave the past where it belongs - behind her. A spontaneous decision leads her to a location set for a movie where she meets sexy Hollywood insider, Kellen Richards. Kellen's southern charm sweeps Paige off her feet, despite the hungry paparazzi watching in the background. But when a tragedy proves to be anything but accidental, he vows to protect Paige with every resource at his beck and call. While Paige fights to find her place in his world, Kellen must engage in a lethal game of chess, their lives and blossoming love at stake. If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy https://amzn.to/2X4dFwq 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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