Married, wife's name Cindy (a psychologist); children: Devon, Leigh (daughters).
Writer, editor, journalist. Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH, teacher of creative writing.
Necropolis, Five Star (Waterville, ME), 2004.
Return of the Sorceress, Mirror Stone (Renton, WA), 2004.
Temple of the Dragonslayer (for children), Mirror Stone (Renton, WA), 2004.
Like Death, Leisure Books (New York, NY), 2005.
Godfire: The Orchard of Dreams, Five Star (Waterville, ME), 2006.
Godfire Book 2: Heart's Wound, Five Star (Waterville, ME), 2006.
Pandora Drive, Dorchester (New York, NY), 2006.
Thieves of Blood, Wizards of the Coast (Renton, WA), 2006.
Tim Waggoner first became interested in writing at the age of five, when he wrote his own comic book concerning a fight between King Kong and Godzilla. He remained interested in fantasy and horror, and has written and published more than seventy stories and novels within those genres. Waggoner has also worked as both an editor and a journalist, and as a teacher of creative writing at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. In his novel Necropolis, Waggoner creates a city that is home to vampires, demons, and ghouls, as well as to a zombie private detective who must stop the city from crumbling. Elliott Swanson, in a review for Booklist, called the book a "singular novel, which boasts a wicked sense of humor to round off the horror." Temple of the Dragonslayer, a book for children, commemorates the twentieth anniversary of the Dragonlance series for adults by serving as an introduction to the universe for younger readers. Carlos Orellana, in a review for Booklist, called the book "a competent starting point for children new to the genre." Waggoner begins another new series, this time for adults, with Godfire: The Orchard of Dreams, in which all the residents of the land of Athymar abruptly fall asleep. When they awaken, they each have a new ability, some for good and others for evil. Jackie Cassada, in a review for the Library Journal, remarked that the book included "a cast of fully realized characters and an intriguing premise."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, April 15, 2004, Elliott Swanson, review of Necropolis, p. 1435; September 1, 2004, Carlos Orellana, review of Temple of the Dragonslayer, p. 126.
Library Journal, June 15, 2006, Jackie Cassada, review of Godfire: The Orchard of Dreams, p. 63.
Publishers Weekly, May 22, 2006, review of Godfire, p. 36.
School Library Journal, November, 2004, Jenna Miller, review of Temple of the Dragonslayer, p. 156.
Tim Waggoner Home Page,http://www.timwaggoner.com (December 5, 2006).*