Tim Schoch (born November 22, 1949) is to date the author of 10 novels—three detective-mystery novels, four humorous mysteries for young adults, one romance based on the TV soap opera Another World , and two ghost-written novels (2006–07, publisher confidential). In that order, the titles are:
As T.A. Schock, Dorchester Publishing, N.Y.:
As Tim Schoch, Avon/Camelot Books, N.Y.:
As Virginia Grace, Pioneer Communications, N.Y.:
As a magazine writer, Schoch wrote a contest-winning golf article in 1987 for Golf Illustrated magazine, numerous pieces of humor published in Playboy , Golf Digest , AFTRA magazine and others; as well as lifestyle articles for consumer magazines.
As a professional actor and singer, Schoch is a trained dramatic and Shakespearean actor appearing on stage in Death of a Salesman (with Eugenia Rawls), Waiting for Godot , Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead , Hamlet , The Taming of the Shrew , and others. He has also appeared in musical comedies such as Little Mary Sunshine , Mame , Once Upon a Mattress , Plaza Suite , 1776 , Godspell , Man of La Mancha , Dames at Sea , The Fantasticks , and others. [ citation needed ]
As a performer, songwriter/guitarist, and comedian, he co-wrote and starred in the musical-comedy nightclub act "Schoch and Jerry" in New York City with Jerry Winsett, which was rated “Tops in Town” by Showbusiness Magazine. [ citation needed ]
Tim Schoch graduated the University of Tampa in Florida with a B.A. in Speech and Drama.
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