Bill Doyle

Kids Book Author

There's a reason I dedicated "Attack of the Shark-Headed Zombie" to my niece. She clearly has great taste in books!

Crime Through Time Books

Mysteries and Action-Packed True Tales for Readers 6-15...find the right one for you!

Ages 8 to 12
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!
Ages 10 to 15
An interactive adventure like no other! On this epic climb up Mount Everest, readers are part of the youngest team ever to climb the world's tallest peak.
My second "Behind Enemy Lines" book is about real-life heroes risking everything for their country in modern-day conflicts.
Eight stories of heroic men and women who fought and struggled behind enemy lines
Ages 6 to 9
Cousins Henry and Keats takes on magical odd jobs for the kooky Mr. Cigam—and find themselves battling monsters in these funny adventures.
Wacky, misfit monsters start their own team in the Junior Monster League. The Scream Team books are available everywhere online and in stores.
Ages 8 to 11
Young Fitz Morgan must discover who is poisoning train passengers in 1906

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About Me

With over 2,000,000 books in print, author Bill Doyle has written critically acclaimed and bestselling children’s books, including Scholastic’s Behind Enemy Lines series and Scream Team series; Chronicle Books’ "Worst Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure: Everest"; Little Brown’s six-book Crime Through Time series; and Random House’s Magic for Hire series, with titles including "Attack of the Shark-Headed Zombie" and "Invasion of the Junkyard Hog."

Bill’s latest book series, published by Random House, just kicked off with "The Prizewinners of Piedmont Place."

Bill is co-founder of Crab Hill Press, a developer of children’s 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. 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's produced and edited for LeapFrog and has written for "Weekly Reader," "Rolling Stone," Comedy Central, and "National Geographic Kids." He’s developed interactive, digital storytelling projects with large cultural institutions such as the American Museum of Natural History and most recently with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Back in the day, he wrote the interactive screenplay for the video game "Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri."

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, John Guare, and David Mamet. Bill currently lives in New York City and you can find more about him at