Through his career as an architectural interior designer and construction manager, Greg Watkins learned to foster understanding and bring people with differences together. In 2001, after being seriously injured in an auto accident, he seized the opportunity to change careers and follow his dream of being a full-time author and illustrator.
Watkins has given numerous presentations and has written articles in various publications to teach children about bullying, forgiveness, and friendship. The father of four and the youngest of eight children, he draws on his personal experiences to write his Big Bill and Buddies Series. His first book, A Big Beaked, Big Bellied Bird Named Bill, featured on Dr. Laura Schlessinger's syndicated show, teaches children the value of treating everyone with love and compassion, even the bullies. Brendon Mouse's Big Idea to Save the Bad Bird Bunch continues with the bullying theme and teaches children the important lessons of accepting one another's differences and the value of forgiveness.
Watkins loves entertaining and teaching children as a part of the Authors in Schools program and is involved in fundraising projects such as the “Mustard Seed Communities,” a charity for abused and abandoned children.
A former Marine, Watkins served during the Vietnam era and then earned his bachelor's degree from Kendal College of Art and Design. He lives in Roswell, Georgia.