I grew up in Arizona, then the Alaskan wilderness north of Juneau (where, I am fond of saying, we lived with whales in the front yard and bears in the back yard). Now I live beside a creek outside Durham, North Carolina, with my wife, Cynthia, and dog, Blue, both excellent companions. I built a cabin beside the creek, and in the mornings, when a book is in progress, I go down there to write. My debut novel is titled "A Dredging in Swann" and is published by Blackstone. In the afternoons, I throw pots, garden, read, discuss life (and plot, character, and pace) with Cynthia. I just finished a second Seb Creek novel entitled "Four Evenings." I also make pottery. In fact I earned a living doing that for forty years, part of that time making a line of porcelain jewelry. You can see it at bluebusstudiostore dot com. Essays can be found on my website at timgarvin,.com.