Tim Myers is a writer, songwriter, storyteller, and university lecturer in English and education. His Glad to Be Dad: A Call to Fatherhood (Familius) is in both e-book and print form, and his full-length Dear Beast Loveliness: Poems of the Body is out from BlazeVox Press. He's placed numerous pieces in top children's magazines (Cricket, AppleSeeds, Storyworks, New Moon), and has 10 children's books out (and two in press), which have won a number of awards and honors. These include excellent reviews from Kirkus, SLJ, Booklist, and The New York Times, a short stint on The New York Times bestseller list for children's books, and adaptations of his works for drama and dance; in addition, Basho and the Fox was read aloud on NPR and Basho and the River Stones was one of three nominees for a California Young Readers medal. He also won the 2012 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for Fiction. Tim's also published a great deal of other fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. He's placed over 120 poems (Rattle, Northeast, South Carolina Review, Southern Humanities Review, national anthologies), once won a national poetry contest judged by John Updike, and has a chapbook out from Pecan Grove Press, That Mass at Which the Tongue Is Celebrant. His essay "Glimpsing Tokyo" (Kyoto Journal) was nominated for a Pushcart, as was his story “Chameleon’s Cry.” As a fantasy/science fiction writer, he won a prize in the Writers of the Future Contest, and his work has appeared in Realms of Fantasy, Worlds of Fantasy and Horror, Space & Time, Weird Tales, Abyss & Apex, Futures Mysterious, on the Astropoetica website, and elsewhere. Tim spent 14 years as a classroom teacher in the States and overseas (Norway, London, Tokyo), has 19 years of university experience, and has been a professional storyteller for over 25 years.