Storyteller Academy: Tim's New Rhyming Intensive!

Hey children's writers: interested in telling stories in rhyme? I'm excited to announce that I've created a brand new 7-video Rhyming Intensive for the Storyteller Academy!

The Storyteller Academy is an amazing online resource featuring classes and intensives on a wide range of writing and illustrating subjects, led by some of the industry's top authors, illustrators, and editors. On top of that, it's a great way to join a community of likeminded creatives who love making books for kids. Whether you're just starting out, have been working toward publication for years, or have books of your own already, Storyteller Academy can help you reach the highest levels of your creative potential. I'm really thrilled to be a part of it!

For more info, visit storytelleracademy.com, or click here to check out the details on my Rhyming Intensive.


Bitty Bot Gets a Golden Duck!

BITTY BOT'S BIG BEACH GETAWAY is a Golden Duck Notable Picture Book! The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, has awarded BITTY BOT'S BIG BEACH GETAWAY a place on the 2019 Excellence in Children's and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Lists. How cool is that?!

I have loved all things sci-fi since I was 5 years old. It means so much to have my work with illustrator Tad Carpenter recognized for excellence in science fiction! Thank you LITA and ALA! Click here to see the entire 2019 list.


Picturebooking Podcast Interview

I had the absolute pleasure of being interviewed for Nick Patton's excellent Picturebooking Podcast last month.

We left no stone unturned--starting at the very beginning with my childhood and working up to my four new picture book releases in 2018. It was a really fun way to sum up the joy I've had sharing Boing! A Very Noisy ABC, Bitty Bot's Big Beach Getaway, Jack B. Ninja, and So Many Sounds with the world this year.

Click here to stream the interview online, or subscribe (highly recommended!) and download on iTunes or wherever you get podcasts.


So Many Sounds is... "HEAR!"

Sound the trumpets! So Many Sounds--my 4th and final book of 2018--is finally out! The cover copy says it all: It's a sonic treat that sings, rings, claps, and cheers from breakfast to bedtime. Illustrator Andy J. Miller nails the noisy artwork.

Signed copies of all my books can be ordered through my local indie bookseller, Hicklebee's in San Jose, CA. Visit hicklebees.com today!


BOING! A Very Noisy ABC

Happy book birthday to BOING! A Very Noisy ABC. I had so much fun writing this super silly book. It all started with an alphabetical list of onomatopoeia. Then I reverse engineered the story to fit with the sounds. Add Jorge Martin's delightfully detailed illustrations and you get a bouncy book kids will love.

Kirkus Reviews warns: "Be ready for some rousing read-alouds!"