Tim Gilmore writes about the haunted South.
He’s the creator of and sole writer at www.jaxpsychogeo.com, a project that catalogues the Southern Gothic at nearly 300 locations in and around Jacksonville, Florida.
Tim Gilmore is the author of 13 books, including “nonfiction novels” about the decades-long Trinity Baptist Church coverup of its pedophile pastor Bob Gray, the Southern book magnate Ron Chamblin, humanitarian leader Eartha White, the pseudo-serial killer Ottis Toole, and the outsider historian Virginia King.
He is the organizer of JaxbyJax, the literary arts festival built on the theme of “Jacksonville Writers Writing Jacksonville.” In 2015, its second year, JaxbyJax brought out 750 attendees to hear 25 featured Jacksonville writers.
Gilmore’s work has appeared in numerous national and Jacksonville area publications ranging from Andrei Condrescu’s Exquisite Corpse to Fiction Fix to Perversion Magazine to Jacksonville’s Folio Weekly. His first stories for Folio appeared in the mid-1990s. He currently writes Folio‘s “Let There Be Lit” column.
Tim Gilmore has given talks and offered readings at numerous events and venues, ranging widely from the Jacksonville Historical Society (where he’s spoken on the history of murder in Jacksonville, Eartha White, and Virginia King) the Florida Historical Society, ASALH (the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History), various Popular Culture Association and Modern Language Association conferences, the Douglas Anderson Writer’s Festival, and JaxbyJax Literary Arts Festival. When his book In Search of Eartha White, Storehouse for the People appeared in 2014, he gave the keynote address at the Pearls and Cufflinks Fundraiser Gala for the Clara White Mission.
Gilmore teaches Literature and Writing at Florida State College at Jacksonville. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Florida.