TV Exec Rocks and Writes
Timothy Hallinan is the author of three widely praised crime fiction series: the Poke Rafferty Thrillers, set in Thailand, the Simeon Grist mystery books, set in Los Angeles, and the new Junior Bender comic mysteries, featuring a burglar who works as an investigator for other crooks.
Hallinan, who has lived, on and off, in Southeast Asia for more than 25 years, began writing books while enjoying a successful career in the television industry. He wrote songs and sang in a rock band while in college, and many of his songs were recorded by by well-known artists, including the platinum-selling group Bread.
For years he has taught a course on “Finishing the Novel” with remarkable results--more than half his students complete their first novel and go on to a second, and several have been, or are about to be, published. Tim currently maintains a house in Santa Monica, California, and apartments in Bangkok, Thailand; and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He is married to Munyin Choy-Hallinan.