Robert Reid is an author and investigative journalist who has lived in north Queensland for more than three decades.
He has worked as a freelance writer and had his stories published in a wide range of Australian and international newspapers and magazines. Although he specialises in true crime, Reid has covered a diversity of topics that include sport, politics, the arts and general current affairs.
Reid began his career as a short fiction writer and has had his work published in several national magazines and has been included in an anthology of Queensland authors. He has also worked as a media advisor, an advertising scriptwriter and has taught creative writing and journalism.
In 1995 Reid won both the best feature story and best overall news story in the inaugural North Queensland Media Awards for his profile on Ernest Arthur Knibb, who was sentenced to life in prison for a crime he has steadfastly maintained he did not commit – the murder of scriptwriter Miranda Downes on a beach near Cairns in 1985. His story is revealed in UNDER A DARK MOON.
Reid is a former Cairns Bureau Chief for The Courier-Mail reporting news from north Queensland but has now resumed his career as a full-time author.