Tim J. Myers is a writer, songwriter and professional storyteller living in Santa Clara, California, where he teaches at Santa Clara University. He has 11 picture books out with one on the way. Tim won the 2012 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for Fiction and his "Down at the Dino Wash Deluxe" (Sterling) earned a great review from Kirkus. "Basho and the River Stones" (Cavendish ‘04), one of three finalists for a 2007 California Young Readers medal, was a Junior Library Guild selection and an NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book, and got excellent reviews from The New York Times, Kirkus, Booklist, and a starred review in SLJ. "Tanuki’s Gift" (Cavendish ‘03) got an excellent boxed review with art in the New York Times, won an Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award, and was a Nick Jr. Magazine “Best Book of the Year” and a Bank Street Honor Book, among other honors. "Basho and the Fox" (Cavendish ‘00) was read aloud on NPR by Daniel Pinkwater, made the New York Times bestseller list for children’s books, and was chosen as a Smithsonian Notable Children’s Book, a CBC “Not Just for Children Anymore” selection, and a Bank Street Honor Book, among other honors. And "Let’s Call Him Humuhumu…" (Bess Press, ’93) is out in a new edition with accompanying CD. Tim's placed 18 pieces with the Carus Group (one nominated for a Paul Wittey Short Story Award), two with Storyworks, others with Highlights, AppleSeeds, Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul, and others—won a first prize in a national poetry contest judged by John Updike—has two books of adult poetry out—has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize--has a book on fatherhood that won the IBPA's Ben Franklin Digital Award--and has published much other fiction, non-fiction and poetry for kids and adults. He also served as a SCBWI Golden Kite picture-book judge.
Member since 1992
Region: California: San Francisco/South
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