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Brevard College Professor Publishes First Book – Brevard NC


Last updated 9/19/2012 at 4:17pm

After years of writing award-winning fiction, Brevard College Associate Professor of English Jubal Tiner recently published his first collection of short stories, “The Waterhouse.”

Published by Press 53, the 196-page collection follows three young men as their lives weave together through failed relationships, death, jail, adopted children, ritualistic basketball games, and life-affirming love on their journey to manhood and “The Waterhouse.”

“Jimmy Timberlake is the idealist, Marcus Gale, the arrogant misogynist, and Copper, Marcus’s younger brother, is lost, looking for a role model,” said Tiner. “As young teenagers, they form a pact: the first one to make a million dollars will purchase a ‘Waterhouse,’ a place to live out their adolescent fantasy of endless water fights.”

Already, “The Water-house” has received praise from fellow authors.

“With its interrelated characters, “The Water-house” gives the reader both the pleasure of individual short stories as well as the wider arc of a novel,” said Ron Rash, bestselling author of “Serena,” “Burning Bright,” and most recently “The Cove.” “Tiner is a gifted writer, and he expertly plumbs the depths of his characters’ troubled souls.”

Prior to publication, a selection from this interlinked collection was a finalist for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship.

Tiner, who joined Brevard College’s faculty in 2006, teaches creative writing as well as film, literature and composition classes. He is founder and editor of Pisgah Review, a national literary journal associated with Brevard College. He is also the current Learning in Community (LINC) coordinator and advisor for the College’s Student Literary and Arts journal, Chiaroscuro.

Tiner holds bachelor degrees in English and chemistry from South-Western College in Kansas as well as a master’s degree in English (creative writing) from Iowa State University. He earned his doctorate in English (fictional rhetoric and 20th-century American literature) from Oklahoma State University.

“The Waterhouse” is available from and wherever fine books are sold.


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