My Writing

AWARDS

2012 Pushcart nomination from Emerge Literary Journal for the poem “Pietà”

2012 Pushcart nomination from River Otter Press for my poems “Main Street,” “Pietà,” “A Family Saga,” “Permaculture,” “I Knew Him Long Before He Began to Forget Himself,” and “Baba Ganoush”

Second Place winner of the 2010-2011 Wallace Stevens Poetry Contest for the poem “Falling to Pieces”

First place winner of the 2009-2010 AETNA Creative Non-Fiction writing contest for the essay “He Had Some Tears”

PUBLICATIONS 

Books

Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer, October 2012. Published by River Otter Press.

Essays and Commentary

Mid-Year Checkup: How’s That Money Resolution Holding Up?” Grow Magazine (5/18/2017).

The Real Reasons So Many of Us Still Live at Home” Grow Magazine (5/3/2017).

3 Money Bloggers on Saving More, Paying Off Debt—and Aiming for $1 Million” Grow Magazine (5/3/2017).

Yes, We Are Doing Worse Than Our Parents—But We Can Change That” Grow Magazine (3/27/2017).

How Is a Digital Currency Worth More Than Gold?” Grow Magazine (3/17/2017).

All of Your Questions About Employee Stock Options, Answered” The Huffington Post (3/20/2017). Syndicated version of “Employee Stock Options, Explained” originally published by LearnVest.

Your Quick Guide To Understanding Everything About Your Employee Stock Options” Forbes (3/17/2017). Syndicated version of “Employee Stock Options, Explained” originally published by LearnVest. 

Employee Stock Options, Explained” LearnVest (3/16/2017).

10 Meals for $25? Here’s How This Foodie Did It Grow Magazine (1/30/2017).

The Dow Just Hit 20,000. Now What?” Grow Magazine (1/25/2017).

How I Survived Unemployment Without touching My Emergency Fund” Grow Magazine (1/18/2017).

4 Resolutions That Make Us Healthier and Wealthier” Grow Magazine (12/21/2016).

How Much Money Can Your Really Make on Fiverr? I Found Out.Grow Magazine (11/10/2016).

A Simple Investing Strategy That’ll Keep You on TrackGrow Magazine (10/13/2016).

Who’s Afraid of…’The October Effect’?Grow Magazine (10/7/2016).

Here’s All You Need to Finish the Year Strong FinanciallyGrow Magazine (9/14/2016).

Snowball? Avalanche? What’s the Best Way to Pay Off Your Debt?”  Grow Magazine (9/5/2016).

So Your Finances Aren’t as Bad as Everyone Else’s? Don’t Celebrate Just Yet”  Grow Magazine (8/30/2016).

Need some Midweek Motivation? Listen to these 2016 Olympic ChampionsGrow Magazine (8/22/2016).

Run Your Finances Like a BossGrow Magazine (8/9/2016).

Why You Should Prepare Now for a LayoffGrow Magazine (7/12/2016).

Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Opened My LifeThe Hartford Courant (6/26/2016).

Before You Click ‘Buy,’ Ask Yourself These QuestionsGrow Magazine (5/2/2016).

Here’s the Problem with ‘Emergency’  FundsGrow Magazine (3/21/2016).

How I Turned My Vices Into $35,000 of SavingsGrow Magazine (3/4/2016).

My $15,500 Mistake: The Dangers of Sharing CreditGrow Magazine (2/23/2016); pen name Tom Michaels.

What Will Hello Barbie Say When a Kid Tells of Abuse?The Hartford Courant (11/18/2015).

My New American DreamThe Huffington Post, Working Poor Series (3/14/2014).

“How I Quit Writing” The Good Men Project Magazine (5/17/2013).

“While You’re Waiting” Long River Review Online (10/16/2012).

“Congress Finally Gets It Right On Student Loans” The Hartford Courant (7/4/2012).

“Counting Trains” The Good Men Project Magazine (2/6/2012).

“The Paradox” Essay Connections edited by Lynn Z. Bloom. Tenth Edition (2012).

“Daughters, Not Like Sons: John Mayer and Sexism in the Media” The Good Men Project Magazine (1/11/2012).

“You Bette Believe It: Heartbreak in a Macho World” The Good Men Project Magazine (11/30/2011).

“Fat Jokes About Chris Christie Wear Thin” The Hartford Courant (10/19/2011).

“Standard & Poor’s Correct: Congress Showed Instability” The Hartford Courant (8/17/2011).

“Again Left With Questions–Not Closure” The Hartford Courant (5/4/2011).

“He Had Some Tears” The Long River Review (Spring 2010). First place winner of the 2009-2010 AETNA Creative Non-Fiction writing contest.

“Making Hay While the Weather Warms” The Hartford Courant (12/18/2009).

Reviews and Criticism

“Tim Stobierski on What’s this, Bombadier? in H_NGM_N, Issue 14 (4/27/2012).

“ ‘The Whipping Man’ Thrills Audience at The Hartford Stage” in CT Weekender (3/13/2012).

“Fuse Theatre Review: Freedom for ‘The Whipping Man’ ” in The Arts Fuse (3/11/2012).

“Morphing with Every Reading: Tim Stobierski on Darcie Dennigan” in Gently Read Literature (January 2012). Poetry review.

Journalism and Articles

“Ansonia GOP, Once Nonexistent, Takes Four Aldermen Seats” The Valley Independent Sentinel (11/8/2011).

“Getting Intense: The Benefits of Short, High-Energy Workouts” Student Health 101 (6/2011).

Poetry

I don’t know much of Route 66” in Grey Sparrow (Fall 2015, the final print issue of the journal).

“Miracle of the Loaves and the Fishes” originally published in Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer, in Poetica Magazine’s special Holocaust Edition, 2014.

“Spirit of Rust” in The Connecticut River Review (Summer 2014).

“Poltergeist” and “She sometimes dreams” in The Midwest Quarterly, special all-poetry issue #1 “The Living and the Dead” (Autumn 2013).

“Gastronomica” originally published in Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer, republished in The Write Life Magazine (November 2013).

“Jack loves Jill” originally published in Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer, republished in Eunoia Review (7/11/2013).

“Permaculture” originally published in Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer, republished in Eunoia Review (7/10/2013).

“Unleavened Love” originally published in Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer, republished in Eunoia Review (7/10/2013).

“Baba Ghanoush” in Scissors and Spackle Issue V (February 2012).

“The Golem,” “Main Street” in Emerge Literary Journal Issue 1 (April 2012).

“Pietà” in Emerge Literary Journal Summer Print Issue (May 2012).

“Love Song” and “Sadomasochism” in Stone Highway Review Issue 1.2 (January 2012).

“I knew him long before he began to forget himself” and “Splitting the Lark” in Grey Sparrow (Fall 2011).

“Super Mario Paints Degas” in Wildflower Magazine (September 2011).

“Analgesia” and “Medusa” in Wildflower Magazine (August 2011).

“Falling to Pieces” in The Long River Review (Spring 2011). Second place winner of the 2010-2011 Wallace Stevens Poetry Contest.

Fiction

“Vive la Révolution” in The Long River Review online (Spring 2009). First place winner of the 2009 Flash Fiction Contest.

4 responses to “My Writing

  1. crazypants

    love it 🙂

    • I’d like permission to use some of your comments from your article “Here’s the Problem with Emergency Funds” in a 3-minute eLearning lesson I’m doing on the topic. Please let me know how I can reach you to discuss. Many thanks!

    • tendrecroppes

      @ummqamarblogs — Thanks! Sadomasochism and all of the other poems that I have links to here are in “Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer” so if you like them you should pick up a copy and take a look! Best, Tim

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