Tim Sandlin

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Tim Sandlin (born 1950) is an American novelist and screenwriter.

Born in Oklahoma, Sandlin spent his early summers in Wyoming while his father worked seasonally for Grand Teton National Park. Sandlin worked over 40 entry-level jobs including driving an ice cream truck, skinning elk, cooking in a Chinese restaurant, trail inventory for the Forest Service, caretaker of rental cabins, gardener for the Rockefellers, pizza parlor manager, belt buckle buffer, and multiple dishwashing jobs. Throughout this period he lived most of the year on public lands, first in a tent and later in a Cheyenne tipi. He has published eight novels and a book of columns. He written eleven screenplays for hire, two of which have been made into movies: Floating Away (1998), which was based on his novel Sorrow Floats and Skipped Parts (2001), based upon the novel of the same name.[1] Sex and Sunsets served as the basis for the screenplay of the 2013 Canadian film The Right Kind of Wrong. Jimi Hendrix Turns Eighty and Rowdy in Paris are currently in print (as of late, 2008). Tim's newest novel is Lydia, the fourth book of the GroVont Quartet.

He lives in Jackson, Wyoming[2] with his wife, Carol, and daughter, Leila.



"The Pyms: Unauthorized Tales of Jackson Hole" Jackson Hole News


  • The Pyms: Unauthorized Tales of Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole Magazine, 1991


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