1) Who are you and where are you?
I'm Tim and I live in Oakland, California.
2) What do you do for work?
I'm a writer.
3) What do you do for fun?
Enjoy the California coast, read, eat out.
4) Tell me something about your bookshelves.
These three shelves are devoted to a collection of novels and other writings (journalism, ephemera, criticism, etc.) by and about Kingsley Amis, one of the great figures of post-war British literature. All of the books shown here but one are British first editions, many of them signed by the author.
5) Tell me something about ONE of the books on your shelf.
"Colonel Sun" (2nd shelf, 2nd book from left) was the first authorized James Bond pastiche; it appeared in 1968 under the pseudonym "Robert Markham," though Amis's authorship was well publicized. Amis wrote two other books about the James Bond "canon."