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Bill Doyle


Bill Doyle

Author Bill Doyle was born in Michigan, and wrote his first mystery at the age of eight. He has gone on to write critically acclaimed and bestselling children’s books, including stories of real-life war heroes in Scholastic’s BEHIND ENEMY LINES: True Stories of Amazing Courage and BEHIND ENEMY LINES: Under Fire in the Middle East; Chronicle Books’ pick-your-own-adventure title, THE WORST CASE SCENARIO ULTIMATE ADVENTURE: Everest; and Little Brown’s six-book, historical fiction mystery series, CRIME THROUGH TIME.

One of his newest book series, published by Random House, has been picked up by Scholastic Book Clubs and Fairs and kicks off with the funny adventure ATTACKOF THE SHARK-HEADED ZOMBIE, followed by STAMPEDE OF THE SUPERMARKET SLUGS, and the soon-to-be-released INVASION OF THE JUNKYARD HOG. Bill’s recently-released Scream Team series about “Bad News Bears-type monsters playing sports” is in Scholastic’s Book Fairs and Clubs and has gone to trade.

Bill is co-founder of Crab Hill Press, a developer of children’s apps and interactive storybooks, including the top-ranked Nash Smasher!, named one of the 10 Best Children’s Books for iPad by The New York Times and recipient of a Kirkus Reviews Star. Bill’s second Crab Hill Press app, My Dad Drives a Roller Coaster Car, recently topped USA Today’s list of best kids travel apps and was featured What’s Hot on the App Store. His latest app, Don’t Open Before Christmas, is a Kirkus Critic's Pick and was selected by USA Today as a Best Holiday App.

Additionally, Bill has served as editor of Kid City (aka Electric Company) at Sesame Workshop and as an editor at TIME for Kids and for SI Kids. He produced and wrote for LeapFrog and has written for Weekly Reader, Rolling Stone, Comedy Central, National Geographic Kids, and the American Museum of Natural History. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from the Tisch School of Film and Television at New York University (where he was taught by the likes of Arthur Miller, David Mamet and John Guare).

He currently lives with two dachshund-headed canines.

Bill Doyle

Books by Bill Doyle

written by Bill Doyle with illustrations by Sarah Sax - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Game Books, Historical Fiction, Youth Fiction

Reader, beware! Once you open this book, there is no turning back. You will have three chances to survive the Titanic's fateful voyage. In the Escape This Book! series, YOU are the star of history! Doodle your way through adventures as you decide the best path for survival. Don't be afraid to rip or fold a page....Your escape may depend on it!

by Bill Doyle - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Humor

A local theme park called Funland is hosting a huge contest to turn one family’s home into the ultimate fun house. Who wouldn’t want a slide from the bedroom to the backyard, a bumper-car kitchen, or a ball pit for a living room? The Talaska family is eager to compete! And the stakes are high. Their house is falling apart, and they might have to move away from Piedmont Place forever. Cal knows that his family can win, but it won’t be easy. First he and his sister, Imo, need to win a competition at school. Then the whole family has to live at Funland and find a hidden object.

by Bill Doyle - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Family Life, Humor

Cal Talaska can’t wait for his family to win the Great Grab Contest! The prize? Twenty minutes to grab anything in the world-famous Wish Shoppe! He knows his family will leave the competition in the dust, but first he has to convince them to compete!