Tim Chapman

Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Tim Chapman is a former forensic scientist for the Chicago police department who currently teaches writing and tai chi chuan. He holds a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from Northwestern University. His fiction has been published in The Southeast Review, the Chicago Reader, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal, and the anthology, “The Rich and the Dead.” His first novel, “Bright and Yellow, Hard and Cold,” was a finalist in Shelf Unbound’s 2013 Best Indie Book competition. His short stories have been collected under the title, “Kiddieland and other misfortunes.” In his spare time he paints pretty pictures and makes an annoying noise with his saxophone that he claims is music.

Publications & Prizes

Anthology:
The Rich and the Dead (Grand Central Publishing, 2012)
Book:
Bright and Yellow, Hard and Cold (Allium Press of Chicago, 2013)
Journals:
Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine
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Prizes won: 

“Bright and Yellow, Hard and Cold,” was a finalist in Shelf Unbound’s 2013 Best Indie Book competition. “What We Do For Love,” one of the stories from Kiddieland and other misfortunes, recently won the 2015 Lovey award for Best Short Story.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Raised in: 
IL
Illinois
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Last update: May 23, 2019