Welcome

Thank you for visiting my website.

I live in Cleveland, Tennessee, with my wife, Rhonda, and our cats.

As a writer, I have published in fiction, non-fiction, academia, and print journalism.  I have published four books, so far.  You can find them at Amazon–  Rocket Man (a collection of short stories), Looking For A City (a novel), Duncan Hambeth: Furniture King of the South (a closet drama), and Sushi Tuesday (a memoir).  I have completed my fifth book and am awaiting publication.

As an English professor, I hold a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of Memphis and have worked in administration and taught Composition, Creative Writing, American Literature, and World Literature at several colleges and universities, including Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Cleveland State Community College, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Lee University, McKenzie College, the University of Memphis, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

As a patriot, I serve as a copy editor for the Information Technology Department, on the national staff of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, as well as the finance officer and secretary in my local flotilla.

As an ordained minister, I serve as a chaplain at Ocoee Ministries, a nondenominational ministry that provides weddings and other services for people from a wide range of backgrounds and traditions.

My faith tradition is Episcopalian.  My philosophy is Buddhist.  My economic stance is Keynesian.  And, politically, I am a yellow-dog Democrat.

I am a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Freemason, belonging to the Chattanooga Valley in the Tennessee Orient and a member of the Cleveland, Tennessee Lodge, F. & A.M., #134, a constituent lodge of the Tennessee Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons.  And, I am an alumnus of the Beta Alpha chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

You can reach me at–  timhooker@yahoo.com.

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