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Tim Bete: writer • podcaster • marketer • storyteller
Award-winning outdoor writer Tim Bete (pronounced “beet”) began his fishing adventures in western Massachusetts and Cape Cod but now lives in Ohio. He is co-host of the Lure Love Podcast and a correspondent for the Fish Nerds Podcast, in addition to his other outdoor freelance writing. Tim is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers and the National Fishing Lure Collectors Club .
Tim is the author of four books, including Guide to Pirate Parenting, which includes sage advice on how to get gum or a giant octopus out of your child’s hair and how to convert your minivan into a pirate schooner. In addition to his books, Tim’s writing has appeared in Tenkara Angler magazine, Ohio Outdoor News, Outdoor Lore, the Christian Science Monitor, Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies, and many regional magazines and newspapers. He is also creator of the Dink Caster Comic Strip, which follows one man’s obsession with fishing. The comic is published in Great Lakes Outdoors magazine.
Tim set the World record for the longest Mad Lib, which as a fishing fanatic was appropriately based on the book Moby Dick. (Tim is well aware that a whale is not a fish but when he created the Mad Lib, the book Old Man and the Sea was not in the public domain and nothing spoils a day of fishing more than an intellectual property lawsuit—so Tim settled for a whale. Old Man and the Sea features a large marlin, which is a fish. A small marlin is also a fish.)
In addition to his freelance work, Tim has served as a national marketing manager, communications director, magazine editor, copywriter, publisher and has run a non-profit organization. His media relations work has placed articles in the Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News , USA Today and BBC Radio, among others outlets.
When he’s not fishing, Tim’s hobbies include pushing his luck and skating on thin ice—although he prefers fishing on thin ice to skating on it.
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