Charles Reid was born in London, England's East End and immigrated to Canada in 1975. A longstanding interest in heroes and military subjects inspired many of the articles he has written for newspapers and military magazines.

He published his first young adult novel, Hurricanes over London [See review below] followed by the first young adult novel about the Avro Arrow project of the late 1950s, Chasing the Arrow (Beach Holme, 2004). It's the story of the top-secret attempts to build a new fighter jet from the perspective of a boy whose single-parent mother is an engineer for the manufacturer. The novel wasn't released until 2005.

Reid lives in Lantzville on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Ghost of Heroes Past. (Ronsdale, 2010). 978-1-55380-102-3 : $10.95.

Chasing the Arrow. (Beach Holme, 2004). 0888784392 : $9.95.

Hurricanes over London. (Ronsdale, 2001). 0921870825 : $8.95

[BCBW 2010] "Kidlit" "Aviation"