Tim Heath

Tim Heath

Tim Heath

“I spent my working life as a teacher, something I found worthwhile, even enjoyable, but have some regrets at taking this safe well and trodden path rather than having the courage to listen to the writer’s voice that was always whispering to me.
Since retiring I have slipped into the swift flowing waters of the river that is writing.
I am often very close to drowning, and have little hope of reaching the other side.
However, my head has been above water for long enough to allow me to have had three stories broadcast by Radio NZ, poems published in various magazines and some success in poetry slams.
I have ‘finished’ a novel, which has been rejected, usually politely, by various publishers.
In 2009, I completed the Masters of Creative Writing course at AUT.
My main interests are spending time with my eight grandchildren, cooking, gardening, playing golf and listening to others.
Whatever the time or place, I also have the joy of being able to hear, and obey, the voice that still whispers writing ideas somewhere inside my head.

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