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Confederate reenactor, author, artist, retired science teacher, son of grain farmer, Madera coyote, husband of Bobbi Desmond RN.


Background Information

Raised in the 50's San Joaquin Valley,as a college art major in the Bay Area, writing became important under the instruction of writer and English instructor Malcolm Wood.  During the war years, I had my own domestic war years going on, back in the valley, back into the conservative roots, raising a family too young and five different jobs.  After that, back to university for Bachelor's degree, worked in hospitals, studied Lutheranism, started a screenprinting business, and went into the classroom for career of teaching science.  During all this time painting, writing.  Major influences were witnessing the evolution  of the corruption of the public education system, and dealing with the helplessness of California politics. Being a fifth generation native Californian is one reason for not leaving this state, but there is beauty here, history, and mystery. How does one name influences, as a disillusioned artist?

Accomplishments

Art scholarship, to California College of Arts & Crafts Oakland, was the first art scholarship in the history of Madera High School. Bachelor of Arts degree with major in zoology from CSU Fresno 1974. California Standard Teaching Credential with major in Biology sciences, and Minor in Art and a minor in Chemistry. California Single Subject Credential with major Life Sciences. SDAIS certificate in teaching students with non-English as their primary language. Marksman in NRA high power service rifles match competitons an classifications. Sharpshooter scoring in service rifle off-hand position strings. Elected Captain of Company E of 3rd Confederate Infantry Regiment of Civil War Re-enactment Society. National Award for service in Sons of Confederate Veterans, Elected Adjutant for General Tyree Harris Bell Camp 1804 Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Additional Information

Wrote and promoted World War II novel FOR THOU ART WITH ME. Signed with Black Opal Books for The Doc revised edition, the new conspiracy thriller novel previously titled CONTROL THESIS. THE DOC, was previously published in ebook only format by XOXO Publishing, and soon to be released November 2010.

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About the For Thou Art With Me novel, plus poetry, short story, event news, availablity of novel, link to art by Desmond site, links to related sites.

Art by Tim Desmond
Art work offered for sale. Commissions accepted, as well as prints offered of existing originals displayed on the web pages.




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