Hello and welcome to For some reason, you want to get to know me. 

Tim Minneci is a Columbus, Ohio-based writer, musician, and personal assistant to authors Kameron Hurley and Mur Lafferty. He co-hosts the weekly 1990s alternative music-centric podcast Dig Me Out and spends as much time in the garden as possible.

I am currently the co-host/creator of the weekly Dig Me Out Podcast, which launched in 2011. We revisit albums from the 1990s (most overlooked, underappreciated, and lesser-known), host roundtable discussions, and conduct occasional interviews.

From 1998 to 2008 I was in the band The Stepford Five, which released three albums and an EP. I've released several albums of electronic/ambient instrumental music under my own name on Reverbose Records, a label I started with some friends in 2003. My complete discography is here.

In 2013 I published my first book, Power Ballad - A Definitive Guide To Hard Rock's Softer Side, Vol. 1. Since then, I've released a few others (Small Stories in 2017, Are You Making a Sound? in 2018), as well as my first novel The Black Sky in 2020. A complete bibliography is here.

I'm currently working on the second book in the Perseverantia Trilogy titled The Red Sky. I'm also in the very slow process of researching and conducting interviews for a book about the Columbus, Ohio music scene from the 1970s to today tentatively titled Down To High Street, which also has its own blog here.

I am currently the personal assistant to science fiction and fantasy author Kameron Hurley and science fiction author and podcaster Mur Lafferty. All correspondence should be directed via their websites.

I was born in Tonawanda, NY in August of 1974 and currently reside in Columbus, OH with my wife, daughter, and pets. I graduated from Bowling Green State University (Ay Ziggy Zoomba!) with a BA in Sports Information & Journalism.

I am a stupidly dedicated fan of the Buffalo Bills, maintain a reasonable but ever-growing music collection, and like getting my hands dirty in my vegetable garden though I don't really enjoy being outside.

If you want to get in touch, check out my socials and send me a message.

Note: this blog originally was hosted at WordPress for many, many years. In 2017, it was hacked and overrun with spam, and all the content erased. Using the Wayback Machine at, I was able to copy over much of the content, but some was lost to the bots of time.