Bio for Tim Ashby – Author of Time Fall

Tim Ashby Biography

Timothy Ashby’s life has been as thrilling as one of his action/adventure novels. Visit his author blog at www.timashby.com.

An international lawyer, businessman and writer, Tim Ashby worked in Washington DC as a counter-terrorism consultant to the U.S. State Department, and then as a senior official – the youngest political appointee of his rank – at the U.S. Commerce Department, responsible for commercial relations with Latin America and the Caribbean. He held two Top Secret security clearances and worked with a number of colorful characters, including members of the U.S. military’s Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). He has lived in the Caribbean and Europe as well as various places in the United States. An avid historian, he published widely on military history, archaeology, business and international relations. A licensed attorney in Florida and the District of Columbia, Tim Ashby has a PhD degree from the University of Southern California, a JD from Seattle University Law School, and an MBA from the University of Edinburgh Scotland.

Timothy Ashby was born in the USA but moved at the age of 13 to the small Caribbean island of Grenada, which his veterinarian fatherTim Ashbsy author of Time Falland occupational therapist mother had chosen for charitable volunteer service.  Mr. Ashby enjoyed an adventurous childhood there, rarely attending school, and spending his teenage years surfing, sailing, diving and indulging his lifelong passion for history and archaeology. His interest in creative writing was mentored by the late Martin Woodhouse and Dudley Pope, historian and author of nautical fiction who was inspired by C.S. Forester. Mr. Pope even named one of the characters in his Lord Ramage series of historical novels “Captain Ashby,” in honor of the teenage Tim Ashby.

Mr. Ashby subsequently lived in Spain and the UK, returning to Grenada in his early 20s where he was a director of various businesses until the Communist Revolution of 1979.  He moved to California to attend the University of Southern California, receiving his PhD in International Relations in 1986. His doctoral dissertation on international relations was published by first by Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield) in 1987 as The Bear in Back Yard: Moscow’s Caribbean Strategy, and then by Prentice Hall. It went into 8 printings and sold over 6,000 copies in hardcover. It was used as a textbook by the US Army War College and a number of universities.

Tim Ashby was in Washington DC from 1984 to 1990, working first as a counter-terrorism consultant to the U.S. State Department, and then as a senior official – the youngest political appointee of his rank – at the U.S. Commerce Department, responsible for commercial relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.  He held two Top Secret security clearances and worked with a number of colorful characters, including members of the U.S. military’s Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).

During the 1990s, Mr. Ashby resided in the UK, earning an MBA degree at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and working in Central and Eastern Europe on a variety of privatization and economic development projects. He also has a law degree from what he calls “a fine Jesuit university,” and is a licensed attorney in Florida and Washington, DC.

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