Tim talks to Law360’s Adrian Cruz about his NFL career, legal career at Barclay Damon, ALS, being an author and his newest book release, Grand Slam with co-author Derek Jeter.
“I loved reading from an early age. Books were magic to me, and I wanted to make magic…Reading is weightlifting for your brain. Kids who read perform better in every subject. I’ve spoken to kids at over 1,500 schools across the country and I used every dollar of my speaking fees to buy books for underprivileged kids, schools and libraries.”
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.
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.
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.
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.