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About the Author

Paul W. Rea


Paul W. Rea was born and raised in Ralston, Nebraska, the sixth of nine children. He graduated from Ralston High School in 1980, earned his B.S. in Journalism from the University of Kansas in 1985 and his J.D. from the University of Nebraska in 1992. Paul served in the United States Naval Reserve from 1987 to 1989 attaining the rank of Lieutenant (junior grade), and then in the Inactive Ready Reserves from 1989 to 1995. His hobbies include photography and writing.


Paul’s favorite Husker game was the 1994 match with Colorado. His favorite Husker story is about how all of the siblings gave their mother an all-expenses-paid trip to the January 1, 1995, Orange Bowl game against Miami.


The Legend of Lil’ Red is Paul's first children's book.

About the Illustrator

Nathan Voss


Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, Nathan has been drawing all of his life. Nathan's love of books started early as his parents would take him to the library every week to find new stories (early Garfield comics were a particular favorite). Over time, he stuck with drawing and illustration, eventually earning a degree in visual communication and design from the University of Nebraska, Kearney.


Nathan has been a professional designer and illustrator since 2001, working in Omaha, Nebraska. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Design at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha. Some of Nathan's work can be found in HOW and STEP Inside Design magazines, the book Fingerprint: The Art of Using Hand-Made Elements in Graphic Design, and around the web.


The Legend of Lil’ Red is Nathan's first children's book.

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