Bill Tippins has written two novels set in the Stone Age in a territory that may seem familiar to readers from Western Pennsylvania. Intended for YA (Young Adult) readers, the books focus on a boy named Tioga and his best friend Kopi as they take on several difficult quests near where the Allegewi River and the Angry River meet to form the Great River.
Bill Tippins has worked in the Pittsburgh area as an electrical engineer, but he has also spent years working on these books that may remind readers of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.
With great affection for both books, GUMBANDS host Rick Sebak asks Tippins about his writing process, his ongoing interest in pre-history and his creative inspirations.
Bill has a website about the books: tiogaandkopi.com/
Both books are available on Amazon.com:
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Bill Tippins is in Rick Sebak’s special program titled “Pittsburgh A To Z” in the segment “A is for Amateur Archeologists”:
We talk about Meadowcroft Rock Shelter which was featured in Rick’s program “ThingsThat Are Still Here”: