Tim J. Myers has over 32 years' experience as a classroom and university teacher in English and education, was a university teacher educator for 17 years, and is now full-time in English.
He's also a widely-published writer for children and adults. He has 11 children's books out (one of which was aNew York Times best-seller and was read alound on NPR) and five on the way. He's published two books of adult poetry out (one got a great review from poet Grace Cavalieri), has published over 120 poems, and his Glad to Be Dad: A Call to Fatherhood was featured on the Parents Magazine website, won the inaugural Ben Franklin Digital Award, and came in at #5 on Amazon's "Hot New Releases in Fatherhood." Tim's been nominated for two Pushcarts, won a prize in the Writers of the Future Contest for science fiction/fantasy, and has published much other fiction and nonfiction.
He's also a professional storyteller and a songwriter; his "When Lady Smiled at Me" won the Dan Howell Song of the Year for the Saratoga chapter of the West Coast Songwriters. And he's the oldest of 11 children and can whistle and hum at the same time.
Here is an interview with Tim:
Why is good children's literature so powerful, so magical? How can the complexities and force of great language and art be presented to young readers? How do we best use the master-power of Story itself to enrich not only the lives of children but our whole culture as well?