About Tim and his Books


About Timothy A. Sawyer

I was born and raised in San Jose, CA. I am a 1981 graduate of Branham High School (GO BRUINS!). Four days after high school graduation, I boarded a plane bound for San Antonio, Texas for a summer-long stay at Lackland AFB, where I took basic training as well as attended the USAF Security Police Academy. 

I got out of the Air Force in 1984, after serving in Holland and North Dakota, but joined the California Army National Guard in 1987. During his Guard career, I was activated to State Active Duty three times, including the Rodney King riots and the Loma Prieta earthquake.

An IT professional, I have worked for companies such as Silicon Graphics, EMC and RSA. I hold an Associates degree from Southern New Hampshire University, where I graduated with honors, and expect to complete my Bachelors degree in early 2014.

I am an avid chess player and bowler. I am a member of the Professional Bowler's Association, and the director of the MBD Chess Mates chess club in Northern Kentucky.

I am married to my lovely wife  Shellie, and have five four-legged children (four dogs and one cat), a stepdaughter and a stepson.

I have authored four books, which can be seen and purchased by following the links below. The titles are:

A Patzer's Story

A Patzer's Journey

My Email to God Bounced

Respot the Pin

© Timothy Sawyer 2013