Hailing from O’Fallon, IL, Aaron Reynolds is a New York Times Bestselling Author who not only enjoys writing for kids, he has a great time engaging them when he makes visits to schools to present his work. Highly acclaimed for his work for children which includes Creepy Carrots!, Chicks and Salsa, Back of the Bus, and the Joey Fly, Private Eye graphic novel series, Aaron lives and work in Chicago. He and his wife, Michelle, are the parents of two children and according to his bio page, he also lives with “4 cats and anywhere between 0 and ten goldfish, depending on the day.”
Aaron, whose father was in the Air Force, moved often as a child and experienced life in Texas, Colorado, and Florida, as well as Okinawa, Japan. He graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Music Theatre, and has enjoyed trying his hand at acting, business, dancing, carpentry, and cooking.
Aaron counts his parents, his fifth grade teacher, Mr. Hunter (who read book aloud in class), and his 9th grade English teacher, Mrs. Simpson (who not only taught but allowed students great freedom of expression) as strong influences in his life.
Aaron also harbors love for sushi, video games, Pixar movies, dinosaurs, and lasagna, but is neither a fan of mint chocolate chip ice cream or not being able to find his keys.
Aaron lists diving with great white sharks (in a cage), going to outer space, learning to play the violin, and backpacking across Europe as things he wouldn’t mind doing some day.