Timothy Ray Lyon Jr. was born in Pennsylvania on May 20, 1992. The second of three children, Timothy spent most of his life growing up in the Appalachian Forest. In his teenage years, he participated in basketball, baseball, and Boy Scouts. However, his main focus was on his musical abilities. Belonging to the school’s marching band, concert band, jazz band, and all county musicals, Timothy excelled on double bass and the marching snare. Performing in Washington D.C., Ireland, PA’s capitol, and achieving the All-State qualifiers three times in his last two years of high school, he was known for his passion in music.
After obtaining his Eagle Scout, graduating as high school historian, and earning several acknowledgements for music, he decided to leave it all behind and pursue a degree in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. For three years he studied film, photography, motion graphics and visual effects. Despite directing a few short films and showing promise, he struggled to accept his field as graduation neared. With the suggestion of a friend, he began to write a web series as a distraction from the stress. What started out as a few short pages, turned into a full length series. Finding confidence in his new found hobby, he decided to take it to the next level.
Although, graduating with his bachelor’s, Timothy decided to step away from the VFX industry and turn his undivided attention to writing. While working as a barback and bike courier, he slaved away in his spare time at his newest project, The 11th Hour. Intended to be a graphic novel, it quickly entered pre-production with some promise. Unable to self fund his work after a failed kickstarter campaign, Timothy stepped back and took some time, attempting what to do with his life. Realizing the potential and low-cost of self publishing a novel, he began what he believes will be his grand epic. The Contrivance series. Working on the first book of the series, Ashes, he continued writing over the course of the next year.
After that year in Pittsburgh and with his school loans kicking in, Timothy decided it was time to move home with his family and regain his roots. With the support of his family, friends, and certain individuals, he finished his first novel. Now at the reigns of his very beginnings, Timothy is very hopeful as his first novel hits the market, and is looking forward to the future of his passions and dreams.
Timothy lives with his family in Pennsylvania as he continues to write and hopes on bringing a story all will want to love and share.