T.J. Middleton is the pseudonym for the author and publisher, Tim Binding. In contrast to the literary work under his real name, T.J. Middleton’s books are bursting with crime and black humour. Tim Binding is the acclaimed author of In the Kingdom of Air, A Perfect Execution, Island Madness, On Ilkley Moor, Anthem, Man Overboard, and The Champion. He lives in Kent with his wife and daughter.
A publisher for over thirty years, Tim Binding was Editorial Director of Picador, one of Britain’s leading publishing house (where he introduced their now famous hardback imprint) and then from 1986-89 was appointed Editorial Director of Penguin and Chief Fiction Editor for Viking. After a gap of ten years, when he wrote his first three novels, he was asked by Ian Chapman to help start up the UK arm of Simon and Schuster, one of America’s largest publishers. He worked there for three years, and while there worked closely with the late Robin Cook on the publication of his diaries Point of Departure.
He now works for Peters Fraser + Dunlop in an editorial capacity, and has been responsible for a number of worldwide bestselling books, most notable 33 Miners, the story of the Chilean miners. He has enormous editorial experience, working with the widest range of authors. In his time he has worked with Booker Prize-winning novelists such as Salman Rushdie, Graham Swift and Hilary Mantel; travel writers such as Mark Tully and Jonathan Raban, Grant Naylor; authors of the best selling science fiction series Red Dwarf; and published Simon Nye’s Men Behaving Badly before it became a smash TV hit. He also wrote with Simon The Last Salute, a TV sitcom which ran for two series on BBC1 featuring a 1960s AA patrol team. He also unwittingly helped write Bob Dylan’s blurb for his masterful autobiography, No Direction Home, of which he is inordinately proud.
Fish Tale (Cliffhanger Book 2)
Ship Ahoy (Cliffhanger Book 3)