Current Writing Projects
Beginning in January, 2012, Tim will begin work on a second children’s book, as part of The Hope Exchange’s Children’s Compassion Series. Written and illustrated by Tim, It’s Hard Not to Stare: Helping Children Understand Disabilities will include a foreword from The Honourable David C. Onley, Lt. Governor of Ontario, and a teacher/parent discussion guide written by Jan Fukumoto, member of the Hope Exchange Board of Directors and Central Coordinator for Autism Services with the Toronto District School Board. It’s Hard Not to Stare is slated for release in November 2012.
Tim has also begun work on the outline for the third and final book in the Inspiration and Challenge series, following up on the award-winning books Bent Hope: A Street Journal, and Dancing with Dynamite: Celebrating Against the Odds. The final instalment is targeted for 2013 release by Castle Quay Books.
Tim Huff’s newest book, Dancing With Dynamite, Celebrating Against the Odds, with a foreword written by Jean Vanier, is a soulful journey into a variety of worlds that most people would describe as painful, awkward, peculiar and sometimes even ugly; the very places where celebration happens least, but matters most. Dancing With Dynamite explores the unlikely triumph of the human condition when it’s realized for its splendour, rather than its frailties. Ultimately, it is a book about the godly art of acceptance, the miraculous impact of kindness, and the joy of truly belonging.
Bent Hope: A Street Journal, (2008) was born out of Tim Huff’s first twenty years of unique and extensive work among homeless and street-involved youth and adults, in one of North America’s largest urban centres – Toronto, Canada. Bent Hope is a collection of thoughtful narratives birthed beneath crumbling bridges and in the hidden alcoves of darkened alleyways after midnight. These gripping true-life stories surface quietly from unforgiving corridors of fear, hurt and uncertainty – and unexpectedly and supernaturally transform them into fascinating places of intimacy and godly anticipation.
The Cardboard Shack Beneath the Bridge, written and illustrated by Tim Huff, lays the groundwork for parents and teachers to start talking with children about homelessness. It is well-illustrated and colourful, designed to speak to every child and guardian. Homelessness has been called one of the greatest tragedies of our time. In an age of prosperity and plenty, hundreds of thousands of people, continue to find themselves homeless. Tim Huff has been called, by several national papers, “not just another outreach worker, but a tireless activist for the cause of the homeless.” This book captures all that Tim has seen in his years working on the street with the homeless in a form children can easily understand.
Published by Castle Quay Books, the books are available at Faith and Family Books in Toronto, in-store or by order-request at most Canadian Christian bookstores, and online through the Castle Quay Books web site.