North Carolina Young Adult Book Award Nominee

Tim’s novel, Unstoppable, was nominated for this award in 2013. Each year students nominate titles to be included in a middle school and high school nominee list. As a member of this select list, Unstoppable will be read by students across the state. Students will then participate in the award’s selection by voting on their favorite title in March of 2014. The books will be promoted by kicking off the award at the North Carolina School Library Media Association conference in October.


IRA Middle Grade Choices Award 2009 Nominee

Tim’s novel, Football Genius, was nominated for this award in 2009. The International Reading Association Children’s and Middle Grades’ Book Awards is intended for newly published authors who show unusual promise in the children’s and middle grades’ book field. Awards are given for fiction and nonfiction in each of three categories: primary, intermediate, and middle grade.


2013 Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award Nominee

Tim’s novel, Baseball Great, has been nominated for the 2013 award. The Nutmeg Book Award encourages children in grades 4-8 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles. Jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association (CLA) and the Connecticut Association of School Librarians (CASL), the Nutmeg Committee is comprised of children’s librarians and school library media specialists who are members of our sponsoring organizations.


CBC Children’s Choices List Nominee

Tim’s novel, Football Champ, was nominated for this award in 2010. The Children’s Book Council Children’s Choice Book Awards is the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by children and teens of all ages.


IRA Middle Grade Choices Award 2010 Nominee

Tim’s novel, Football Hero, was nominated for this award in 2010. The International Reading Association Children’s and Middle Grades’ Book Awards is intended for newly published authors who show unusual promise in the children’s and middle grades’ book field. Awards are given for fiction and nonfiction in each of three categories: primary, intermediate, and middle grade.