T. W. Dittmer's full name is Timothy Watson Dittmer.
He was raised in Gary, Indiana, the son of a steel worker who turned to preaching the Gospel. After high school he joined the army and volunteered for service in Vietnam. When his time with the army was over he studied music, digital electronics and information technology.
He started writing music and poetry in high school, and has carried the love of those arts through his life.
He now lives quietly with his wife in Michigan, where he is busy working on his next book.