I am a writer, an artist, a baker, and a Cake Historian, currently living in Brooklyn, NY with my husband, our daughter, and a fat, lazy cat. My first book, The Baker's Appendix, was published by Clarkson Potter in March 2017. For the last fourteen years I have been with the Penguin Publishing Group (a subset of Penguin Random House), the past nine as a Senior Designer working on all aspects of advertising and promotions across a variety of imprints. It was still REALLY hard to get my book published.

Ten Random Facts:
1: Colorado Native
2: Beauty School Dropout
3: Pratt Grad School Dropout (Library Science)
4: Finder of the Gold Penny
5: My maternal grandfather helped to invent the electric thermometer and night vision.
6: Sackett Street Writers alumni (one of my workshop mates was Howard Jones' son which just slays me.
    He's a damn good writer too!)
7: Victorian-Era Obsessive (and owner of an original Hair Ring)
8: Television Anglophile (like, big time)
9: New Yorker for 15 years
    and last, but certainly not least, 
10: Once had a hammer accidentally fall on my head . . . and lived to tell the tale.

Please feel free to email me with questions/comments/collaboration ideas/for the full story at byreed@gmail.com. 

Mentions: New York TimesBake from Scratch, Design*Sponge herehere, and hereFlavorwire, and the Etsy Blog.

Represented by Kari Stuart, ICM Partners