A Little About Me

Custom medieval header art by Philipe Eikemans.

My name is Tim Eveland, or Author Timothy R.J. Eveland when I’m trying to be fancy. Born in 1991, I’m blessed to live in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.


I’m currently going to University of Victoria for a major in Medieval Studies. My favorite hobby besides reading or writing is practicing Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA).

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My Youth

I was put into a group home at age 9 and moved out on my own at 18. Year 18 was also the year I met my dad for the first time and I haven’t seen him since. Can you guess where this is going? By the time I was 20 I was working full-time as an aluminum welder by day, performing hip-hop by night. I got arrested for trafficking weed before it was legalized and then had a tumor taken out of my leg twice. Besides my current studies at university, I’ve completed four years of college (mostly random sociology and history courses). After all that, I quit rapping and grew up a little. My best accomplishment has simply been finding passion in the medieval. I’ve written over a half dozen books and have many more in the making. No one thought I would become an author or much more than that, as I was quite the troublemaker growing up. To be honest I got into reading after I got into writing, which is backwards for most people.


  1. Great website, Tim. Looks like you’ve really found your niche. And – I wouldn’t say “no one” thought you’d be an author. I’m not the least bit surprised. Always thought you were creative in a very unique way.

    Best regards Tim.

  2. Hi Tim
    Way to go!!!
    Sometimes…one never knows what direction to take. Other times it’s a hunger that compels one to a specific course of action that cannot be denied.
    I’m as happy for you as I am proud of your accomplishments.
    Bob Cookson

  3. Hey Timothy, awesome job your doing! I’m so happy that your doing what your passionate about!! id love to get a hard copy of one of your books if they are available to be ordered that way.
    Keep being you!!

    1. Thank you! Looking back at the medieval reminds us of what it is to be human in a time when technology and science has taken the fantastic and the humanity away.

  4. Tim… being so open about who you are and where you’ve come from is brave & admirable. In your short life, you’ve already accomplished & evolved more than some even twice your age. I hope you thrive in your studies and in this journey (both personally and professionally). And I hope you get that castle some day 🙂

    1. Thank you, Taylor! That means a lot. I’d like to show other kids from foster care that they don’t have to settle for the same old environment. The imagination can lead us to better places, and not just via fantasy books 🙂

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