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Tim Patrick learned at an early age about living on both sides of the tracks. His family scraped to pay the rent but he received his primary education at a private boarding school, the result of smooth talking parents and a generous scholarship. On visiting day Tim watched the parents of his schoolmates arrive in limousines and Lamborghinis. His parents arrived in a utility van that said "Patrick's TV Repair" on the sides.

In Tea Cups & Tiger Claws, his first novel, Patrick continues with this childhood theme as he introduces forbidden mountaintop palaces and the characters who try to sneak into them. It's a family saga that spans three generations and takes you on a wild ride from one side of the tracks to the other.

In Death of Movie Star, the author’s second novel, he takes you backstage to meet the types of film stars that the whole world loves and hates—sometimes simultaneously. There are the ambitious divas, the wisecracking sidekicks, and the really frightening ones who just might be playing themselves.

In Ollie Come Free, Patrick unites his fondness for the American family saga with the fascinating phenomenon of acquired savantism, where a person can get bonked on the head and wake up with a new and amazing talent…and the brain damage that always accompanies it.

Tim is a graduate of UCLA. He and his wife live in California and are the parents of two grown children. In his spare time, he enjoys aviation, bicycling, and experimenting in the kitchen.