Tim J. Myers

Tim J. Myers

Tim J. Myers is a writer, songwriter, storyteller, and senior lecturer at Santa Clara University.  His children’s books have won recognition from the New York Times, NPR, and the Smithsonian.  He’s published over 130 poems, won a first prize in a poetry contest judged by John Updike, has three books of adult poetry out and a nonfiction book on fatherhood, and won a major prize in science fiction.  He won the West Coast Songwriters Saratoga Chapter Song of the Year and the 2012 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for Fiction.  Find him at www.TimMyersStorySong.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TimJMyers1.


I won a prize in the Writers of the Future Contest (my “Brother Jubal in the Womb of Silence” appeared in Volume XVII and is in the anthology Infinite Space, Infinite God) and have appeared in Realms of Fantasy, Worlds of Fantasy and Horror, Space & Time, Weird Tales, Abyss & Apex, Futures Mysterious, Anotherealm, Spinning Whorl, and on the Astropoetica website. I've been nominated for two Pushcarts and have three books of poetry out.  My Glad to Be Dad:  A Call to Fatherhood won the Ben Franklin Digital Award from the IBPA, was featured on the Parents Magazine website, and reached #5 on the Amazon "Hot New Releases in Fatherhood."  I have 15 children’s books out and more on the way; Basho and the Fox was read aloud on NPR and made The New York Times bestseller list for children’s books, and Tanuki’s Gift got an excellent boxed review with art in The New York Times and was chosen as a “Best Book of the Year” by Nick Jr. Magazine.  I also won the 2012 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for fiction. 

Awards and Memberships

Glad to Be Dad:  A Call to Fatherhood.  Featured on the Parents Magazine website (Parents.com) as a "Moms Must Read," including author interview.  June 11 2013. http://www.parents.com/blogs/mom-must-read/2013/06/11/must-read/thoughts-from-stay-at-home-dad-tim-j-myers-author-of-glad-to-be-dad/

“Yao Bai and the Egg Pirates"” (Cricket, May/June 2012):  SCBWI 2013 Magazine Merit Award for Fiction, Runner-Up.

Glad to Be Dad:  A Call to Fatherhood (ebook version).  Winner of the inaugural (for e-publishing) Ben Franklin Digital Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association.  April 2013.  https://www.ibpa-online.org/announcing-benjamin-franklin-digital-awards-honorees/

"Chameleon's Cry" (short story).  Anthology:  Over the Brink:  Environmental Disaster. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Third Flatiron Publishing, December 2012.

Glad to Be Dad:  A Call to Fatherhood.  #5 on the Amazon "Hot New Releases in Fatherhood" list.  September 2012.

“Hannah's First Story” (Spider, March 2011):  SCBWI 2012 Magazine Merit Award for Fiction.

“Brother Jubal in the Womb of Silence,” (SF) Third Place, L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest.

The McMasters Prize for Historical Writing (for essay “Plattsburgh:  A History of Voices”).  Clinton County Historical Association.  1996.

1987 Second Place, International Bulwer-Lytton Contest; San Jose State University, San Jose, California.

1973 First Place Hallmark National Poetry Contest; “The Husband,” judged by John Updike.


Related Experience

Long experience with public speaking, workshops, author visits, etc.  Classroom teacher for 14 years, university lecturer for almost 30.

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