Jim Reily is a storyteller, musician, and educator. He is the author of four books: the fictional Bass Player, along with biographies of three of today’s most influential and impactful musical instrument designers, StickMan: The Story of Emmett Chapman & the Instrument He Created; Steinberger: A Story of Creativity and Design; and Chasing Tone: How Rob Turner & EMG Revolutionized the Guitar’s Sound. His work has also appeared in numerous print magazines and online, including Rolling Stone and the Boston Globe, and has been featured on CBC Radio One. An accomplished musician, Jim continues to perform solo Chapman Stick concerts and holds down the bass chair in Calgary’s DC & The Struggle (when he’s not at his day job, holding down the principalship of C.W. Perry middle school in Airdrie, Alberta). The exploration of creativity, musical and otherwise, continues through print and on his Words & Music podcast. Jim currently lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, during the school year and hides away near Kelowna, British Columbia, in the summer months and any other chance he gets. For more information, please see www.jimreilly.ca.