William H. Reid, MD, MPH, a forensic psychiatrist, has written or edited 18 fiction and nonfiction books and editions in psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, and related fields, as well as hundreds of professional articles and book chapters. He received the 2013 Manfred Guttmacher Award for Developing a Forensic Practice (New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis).

A Dark Night in Aurora: Inside James Holmes and the Colorado Mass Shootings (New York: Skyhorse, 2018), a true crime/psychology & crime account that arose from his intimate work with the case and perpetrator, is his latest general-readership book. Watch for his children's series, Corkins Kids, and his new novel, Augie & Frank, as well as The Best Medicine in the World, (with Gilbert Honigfeld, in progress).

Bill also composes and performs music, largely Americana, blues and children's songs, and has written one symphony. Four of his eight albums, those recorded with his Fewer Sorrows Band, have been on Grammy ballots in various categories. The latest album (2024) is The Blues This Time. Visit his music and literary website at www.FewerSorrowsMusic.com.

Other Works

  • Developing a Forensic Practice: Operations and Ethics for Experts

  • Handbook of Mental Health Administration and Management

  • Treating Adult and Juvenile Offenders with Special Needs

  • A Clinician's Guide to Legal Issues in Psychotherapy

  • The Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders, 3rd. ed. (coauthor)

  • DSM-IV Training Guide (coauthor)

  • Unmasking the Psychopath (co-editor)

  • Terrorism: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (co-editor)

  • Assaults Within Psychiatric Facilities (co-editor)

  • The Treatment of Antisocial Syndromes (editor)

  • Basic Intensive Psychotherapy

  • Psychiatry for the House Officer

  • The Psychopath: A comprehensive Study of Antisocial Disorders and Behaviors


Awards and Recognition

  • Manfred Guttmacher Award for publication in psychiatry and law; Seymour Pollack Award for "distinguished contribution to education in forensic psychiatry"; Ardis Cline Martin Award, Texas Depressive & Manic Depressive Association; Past President, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law; Distinguished Alumnus, University of California Medical School, Davis; Fellow, American College of Psychiatrists; Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh