october 1945 – november 2019

Timothy Dean Martin

Celebration of Life – January 11th, 2020
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Novelist, poet, songwriter, and journalist. Advocate for Military Veterans’ mental health issues.

Tim’s life encompassed more than the words he crafted in stories, prose and lyrics. He viewed the intricacies of the human condition through a lens of deeply connected personal experience, often illuminating the crevices through a stark lens. As he has now carried his light into another room, please join his community of family, friends, colleagues and admirers as we honor his memory. Please visit “Remembering Tim Martin” Facebook page.

A Celebration of Life event will be held on January 11th, 2020 at Molly Malone’s Irish Pub in Los Angeles. Find details and RSVP here. Please consider making a donation to Gary Sinise Foundation in his name.

Read more about Tim’s commitment to US Military Veterans and mental health issues in his story below.


Mental Hygiene

A Novel

Michael Murphy, a privileged twenty-year-old Southern Californian, has been drafted at the height of the Vietnam War. Avoiding a tour to Vietnam, and having completed training for assignment as a psychological social work technician, Murphy arrives for duty at the Mental Hygiene clinic at Fort Jackson, South Carolina in the spring of 1967.



tim martin
c 2002


selected poems
by tim martin

no excuses

selected poems

1/4 step

c 1987

lots of incomings


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I have been fortunate to live in a time and place where sociological change and colorful characters crossed paths. my writing is a test of how well I paid attention.