Santa Clara University

Phone: 408-551-1824
Fax: 408-554-4837
Location: St. Joseph's Hall
Room number: 319

Tim Myers

Senior Lecturer

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.
TV interview of Tim on children's literature.
Interview of Tim by Jon King of The Drunken Odyssey:
Review of Tim's Dear Beast Loveliness by Grace Cavalieri:

Courses Taught

ENGL 1: Critical Thinking & Writing I
ENGL 2: Critical Thinking & Writing II
ENGL 106:  Advanced Writing:  Myth, Fairy Tale, Urban Legend
ENGL 160: Children's Literature
ENGL 170: Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults

Research Interests

  • Writing
  • Literature
  • Storytelling
  • Songwriting
  • Poetry

Representative Publications


  • Myers, T.J. Myers (in press).  Rude Dude's Book of Food (children's book).  Familius. 
  • Myers, T.J. and M. Priscilla Myers (in press).  Full of Empty (children's picture book). Familius.  
  • Myers, T.J. (March 2013).  Dear Beast Loveliness:  Poems of the Body.  BlazeVox. 
  • Myers, T.J. (July 27, 2012).  Glad to Be Dad:  A Call to Fatherhood.  E-book.  Familius. Print version spring 2013.  Serialized on (Starting April 2013).
  • Myers, T.J. (April 2, 2013).  Down at the Dino Wash Deluxe (children's picture book). Sterling Children's Books.
  • Myers, T.J. (October, 2009).  Looking for Luna.  Marshall Cavendish Children's Books.  
  • Myers, T.J. (September, 2007).  If You Give a T-Rex a Bone.  Dawn Publications.
  • Myers, T.J. (September, 2007).  The Out-Foxed Fox. Tarrytown, NY:  Marshall Cavendish Children's Books.
  • Myers, T.J. (March, 2007).  The Furry-Legged Teapot. Tarrytown, NY:  Marshall Cavendish Children's Books.
  • Myers, T.J. (2007).  That Mass at Which the Tongue Is Celebrant (poetry chapbook).  Pecan Grove Press.
  • Myers, T.J. (March, 2006).   Dark-Sparkle Tea and Other Bedtime Poems.  Wordsong, Boyds Mill Press.
  • Myers, T.J. (October, 2005).  Good Babies.  Cambridge, MA:  Candlewick Press.
  • Myers, T.J. (September, 2004).  Basho and the River Stones. Tarrytown, NY:  Marshall Cavendish Children's Books.
  • Myers, T.J. (April, 2003).  Tanuki?s Gift.  Tarrytown, NY:  Marshall Cavendish Children?s Books.
  • Myers, T.J. (September, 2000).  Basho and the Fox.  Tarrytown, NY:  Marshall Cavendish Children's Books.
  • Myers, T.J. (1993).  Let?s Call Him Lauwiliwili...  Honolulu, Hawaii:  Bess Press.

Curriculum Vitae

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