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J. Myers is a writer, songwriter and storyteller. His Tanuki's
Gift (2003) 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. Basho and the Fox (2000)
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 Children's
Book Council's "Not Just for Children Anymore" selection,
and a Bank Street Irma Black Honor Book. He also won the SCBWI
2012 Magazine Merit Award for Fiction
and has placed numerous pieces with top children's magazines (Cricket
group, Cobblestone group, Appleseeds, Storyworks,
Highlights, New Moon).
won a national poetry contest judged by John Updike and has been
nominated for two Pushcarts. He's published three books of poetry
for adults and won a prize in the international Writers of the
Future Contest for science fiction/fantasy, as well as publishing
a lot of other fiction, non-fiction and poetry for children and
adults. Tim spent fourteen years as a classroom teacher in the
States and overseas, has over 20 years' university teaching experience
(he's currently a senior lecturer in the English department at
Santa Clara University in the Bay Area), and has been a professional
storyteller for about 30 years.
wife is a PhD reading specialist at Santa Clara University--his
older son is a PhD teaching composition and rhetoric at the University
of Colorado-Boulder--his younger son is working on a history doctorate
at Cornell--and his daughter is a Berkeley grad, a novelist, and
works at an independent children's bookstore.
oldest of eleven children, Tim can actually whistle and hum at
the same time. His children's books are listed under “Books.”
For information on his adult books, visit Poets
lives in Santa Clara, California.