Fred Rexroad lives with his wife Susan in Northern Virginia and writes mystery stories.
His life has been an eclectic array of locations and interests. He’s lived in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, West Coast, Midwest, South, Europe, and on a boat. He’s printed cigar boxes, owned a magic store, flew small planes, built and flew an ultralight, worked as a self-employed analytical consultant, photographed oil spills and shifting sandbars from a helicopter for the US Coast Guard, taught Management Science at Wright State University, solved logistics problems for the US Air Force, trained NATO personnel in the use of computer programs, wandered with his laptop computer while unarmed in warzones, spent four years as the top Operations Research Analyst in the US Department of Education, performed top-secret analysis for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon, and found some time to write mystery stories. His most notable are the middle-grade Whiz Tanner Mysteries, including a Whiz Tanner short story included in the middle-grade anthology Super Puzzletastic Mysteries from the Mystery Writers of America, published by HarperCollins (he also wrote software for college finance textbooks for Harper & Row, a prior incarnation of HarperCollins.) He’s still trying to decide what he wants to be when he grows up.
Fred is a member of the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD, the Mystery Writers of America (MWA), the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and Sisters in Crime (SinC), among others.