About the Author
Tim is currently a professional firefighter with 27 years of experience as a Firefighter/EMT. He is also a published author and musician. Raised in the Seattle area with 7 siblings, and very strong family values, Tim S Castner has experienced many opportunities to learn and share. Placing integrity at the top of his list he forged through a maze of difficult obstacles and focused on the career of serving as a firefighter. He began testing and perfecting his knowledge as well as strength and enrolled into a college course to become an Emergency Medical Technician. Soon he was invited to join the National Ski Patrol and a local Volunteer Fire Department where he served for 10 years before becoming a Professional Firefighter and Public Safety Educator, where he has been serving for the past 18 years. He has trained in many disciplines of rescue and currently holds certification as a First Class Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, Technical Rescue Team member, Wildland Team member and a vice president for the Benevolent Fund Program where he serves to assist members of the community.
He has studied early childhood development and has spent the past 14 years developing characters and books to share with children about the adventures of being a firefighter. Through his kind, animated and warm personality he writes children’s books sharing the exciting moments of select emergency calls he has run during his career. The stories are told through the character’s he has developed with the same kind and gentle demeanor you will find in him. Tim uses the pen name of TJ Spencer honoring his Grandmother “Elizabeth Spencer Moquin”.
Tim S. Castner
Pen Name: TJ Spencer
Seattle, Washington (Auburn/Enumclaw)