About the Author

Author and Illustrator, Doug Reynolds. Photo by David Newkirk.


Author Bio


Author and illustrator Doug Reynolds started writing picture books in 2015 with the dream of providing stories to kids who are often overlooked and under-represented in mainstream children's media.

Growing up gay in small-town America, Doug is intimately aware of the specific challenges facing LGBTQ youth, even in the 21st century. He wrote his first book, A Normal Turtle, as a gift to his nieces and nephews in the hope that, with the fantastic support of their parents, it will help teach them empathy for others and acceptance of themselves, whoever they may be...

His second book, An Actual Family, is releasing June 2019.

He lives in Portland, Oregon with his boxer-ridgeback, Harper.