Born and raised in southern Alabama, Reese Reed is a former elementary school teacher and current educational writer. She was first bitten by the writer's bug at the tender age of ten, when a teacher read her short story aloud to the class. While Reese enjoyed writing throughout her childhood and teenage years, it wasn’t until a life-changing moment (some might call it mid-life crisis) that she finally became serious about chasing her passion. On a wing and a prayer she quit her teaching job and uprooted her family to move to a new home and new job that would allow her the time and freedom to pursue her dream of becoming a published novelist.
Reese has published one fictional novella in addition to Red. Claustrophobic, Reese’s Christmas themed novella, gives Mrs. Claus’s perspective on the story of Santa Claus.
In addition to her fiction writing, Reese taps her education background, writing curriculum and educational materials for major educational publishers such as Pearson and McGraw Hill. She currently works full-time as the Director of Education for WITS Games, an educational game developer.
Reese is a happily married mother of three rambunctious boys. When she does find herself with a moment to spare, she enjoys reading, journaling, and daydreaming.
Reese Reed enjoys telling a good tale, and in this one, we're reminded that even the most perfect marriage comes with challenges. Your beloved might snore, root for the wrong football team, or maybe he’s the newly appointed Santa Claus. Talk about compromising! Jessica Christmas wishes she would have read the mysterious contract she signed before marrying Kris Kringle. They’re young, head over heels in love, and who would turn down immortality? Not these love birds! Kris is kind, selfless and although he has an allegiance to a secretive society of “Elders," he is the love of Jessica’s life. Soon after their vows, the honeymoon comes to a screeching halt when Jessica and Kris realize that immortality comes with a startling price. The rollercoaster doesn’t stop there! Aska, their Elder chaperone, soon explains that they’re going to be stationed at the North Pole.
Although the newly appointed Mr. and Mrs. Claus are excited (after the initial shock has worn off) to bring the world the joy of Christmas, they have plenty of obstacles to overcome. Many are obstacles any couple can relate to, some like getting over the fear of reindeer flight are a little more out there. Claustrophobic makes you feel connected to Jessica and Kris to the very end. It’s fanciful and it’s definitely an interesting new twist on a story we all thought we knew. Reese Reed keeps this tale short, and although there isn’t a lot of background on those mysterious “Elders,” it’s a story that’s hard to put down. You don’t have to be a Christmas fanatic to enjoy Claustrophobic, but don’t be surprised to find yourself humming “Jingle Bells” before it’s all over.Learn More
Red is author Reese Reed's third fictional work, and after reading it, you'll hope it isn't her last! This is a fast -paced story with a modern twist on a few all-too-familiar fairytales. We ride an emotional rollercoaster with Jennifer, the quick witted heroine, as she overcomes the death of her mother, leaving for college, and a good Samaritan trip gone haywire. Jennifer must figure out who the true monsters are in this strange new world of friendly dwarves, strange creatures, and an ominous wolf. Red is a perfect weekend read that you won't be able to put down, and it includes an unexpected twist that will have you hoping for a sequel.Learn More