At a Glance:
Tim Callahan is an author and journalist. He has won 18 statewide press awards from the South Carolina Press Association.
He has a master's degree in journalism with an emphasis in religion writing from Regent University. He attended Denver Seminary. He was a Washington, D.C. correspondent for Christianity Today.
He has written an e-book novel on the media and government, "Death OF THE First Lady." It entertains as well as teaches journalism ethics and Christian apologetics (witnessing). The book is available on Amazon and Apple Books.
He has written five non-fiction books: "Murrells Inlet: Memories, Memoirs and Miracles," "The God of the Passion: How to know if Jesus is the Higher Power," and three editions of "Callahan's College Guide to Athletics & Academics in America." The last edition was published by Harper & Row in 1984. The book was featured in articles by The New York Times, Associated Press and USA Today.
A Vermont native, he lives in Myrtle Beach, S.C. In 2010, he started a local monthly print newspaper called The Murrells Inlet Messenger (2010-2016). Callahan won four out of the nine South Carolina Press Association awards offered associate members in the the paper's first year of publication. He took first place for Best Editorial and first, second and third place for Best Feature Story. In 2011, he won four more awards, including: third place for Best Newspaper and first place for Best Innovative Concept with his Murrells Inlet book. The next two years (2011, 2012) he won six more awards.
Callahan won additional awards from the SCPA for Beat Reporting (Courts) in 2006 and Education, News and Sports Writing in 2007. He has won two statewide journalism awards from the Pennsylvania Press Association.
A former college and semiprofessional baseball player, he appeared in Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd in 1976 and coached pitchers for Major League Baseball in Ireland in 2003. Callahan is still a baseball fanatic - go Red Sox.
He is married. His wife, Debbie, is a constant supporter of his writing endeavors and biggest fan. Without her, there would be no books or papers.
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