About the Author
J.D. Reed was raised in Wayne, Michigan, which happens to be the final resting place of R&B heartthrob Jackie Wilson. In 1975, he signed on as a writer at Time Inc., and did not leave the Time-Life building for 26 years, working at Sports Illustrated, Time
, and People
magazines. He now lives in central New Jersey. J.D. Reed has made absolutely no arrangements for his own grave or tombstone. Maddy Miller is a native New Yorker and is currently a photo editor at People
magazine, where she has worked on many special issues, including "The Worlds Most Beautiful People" and "The Sexiest Man Alive."