Nigel Timms was born in Rugby, UK in 1953, and grew up on the Wirral. He read music at Durham University, and after a two-year work experience as a bus driver in the North East bowed to the inevitable and became a teacher. Moving to Oxfordshire, he worked first at Gosford Hill School in Kidlington, teaching Music and Drama, and then at Beachborough Preparatory School near Brackley, adding English, Latin, and Religious Studies to his repertoire. During this time he wrote and produced fifteen plays for schoolchildren, many of them based on classic stories such as Treasure Island. These are available in an omnibus edition, We Have a Production. He also made cut-down versions of eight Shakespeare plays for school performance. Nigel’s hypertext novel Loseable Paradises was one of the first examples of the genre, and is being re-issued in a more up-to-date format soon. He has now retired from teaching, and has recently completed his fourth novel, Þe Wyldrenesse of Wyrale , which is available along with his other writing as a paperback or Kindle e-book from his Amazon page: please click here to view, or indeed to purchase them!
Nigel is married to the composer Helen Roe: they have three grown up sons, two grandsons, and a granddaughter.