Tim J. Myers is a writer, songwriter, storyteller, and senior lecturer at Santa Clara University. His children’s books -- 14 of them -- have won recognition from the New York Times, Kirkus, and NPR, among others. 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, won a major prize in science fiction, and has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes. His Glad to Be Dad: A Call to Fatherhood won the Ben Franklin Digital Award from the IBPA. Tim won the West Coast Songwriters Saratoga Chapter Song of the Year award and the 2012 Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators Magazine Merit Award for Fiction.