Bill Reed is a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Chicago and is recently retired from a career in Engineering and Project Management at Baxter Healthcare. He has had a lifelong interest in illustration and cartooning and had a business for a time in the 1990s making animations. Bill’s interest in children’s literature took root while reading nightly to his four children. About fifteen years ago Bill began writing what was to be a children’s picture book, and 90,000 words later realized he had a passion for novel writing.
Bill lives in Grayslake, IL with his wife Kathy. He is a member of SCBWI and to date has completed two middle-grade manuscripts. He is also an illustrator with one published book to his credit.