Danny Dollar Inspires Marvel’s Newest Superhero It’s June 2019 and I’m sitting in the basement of a St. Louis community center during the filming of a Marvel Hero Project episode. I’m waiting to meet Sidney Keys, the founder of Books N Bros and a real-life superhero. The gravity of the situation does not escape me […]
On February 11th, the Berkshire Athenaeum in Pittsfield, MA unveiled a mural inspired by Ty’s book When I Close My Eyes. The mural spans the length of a wall in the children’s section of the library, and features Ty’s beloved character Dot. When I Close My Eyes is a picture book that encourages young readers […]
Ty’s ground-breaking chapter book Danny Dollar Millionaire: The Lemonade Escapade has been adapted into a play through the Berkshire Theatre Group in Western Massachusetts.
Ty had the pleasure of speaking to over 500 students and 100+ educators at Frederick Harris Elementary School in Springfield, MA during Family Literacy Day. After school there was an open house where he gave a keynote to the parents about the importance of reading in the home.
Ty has been presented with Berkshire County’s Top 25 Most Dedicated, Most Creative and Most Influential award by Berkshire Magazine.
Ty brought his passion and energy to the students of Arthur T. Talmadge Elementary School on Wednesday, March 23rd. Each 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade student received a copy of his book Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire and then they ended the day with a pizza party!
In December of 2014, Ty collaborated with The United Way of the Greater Capital Region to promote literacy to over 400 preschool students through a program titled ONE BOOK. The “one book” that was used was Ty’s picture book “When I Close My Eyes.” The above story provides an example of the impact promoting literacy can […]
There were many highlights for Ty in 2015, including being featured in one of the premier magazines in Massachusetts. Berkshire Magazine featured Ty in the segment entitled “Ten Minutes With…”
Ty was featured as a “Gateway City Leader” by MassInc. for promoting literacy to the youth of Massachusetts, as well as his work in promoting literacy to incarcerated parents though The F.U.L.L. Program. The F.U.L.L. program, founded by S.E.E.D. Network C.E.O. Eddie Taylor, changed thousands of lives by reducing the recidivism rate to single digits […]
Ty was honored to be one of the finalists for the Berkshire Entrepreneur/Visionary of the Year Award, chosen by The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce. Ty was nominated for promoting literacy in the Berkshires and beyond through his most recent book “YOU ARE AMAZING/I AM AMAZING“, a self-affirmation book for children featuring real children from the Berkshires.