About the Co-Authors, Bill Hayes and Jennifer Thomas


Bill Hayes and Jennifer Thomas are a powerful publishing duo—Hayes, an established author; Thomas a prolific writer, editor, designer, and publisher. Their individual and collective works include the award-winning Hullabaloo!: The Life and (Mis)Adventures of L.A. Radio Legend Dave Hull and the perennial bestseller, The Original Wild Ones: Tales of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club.

With a degree in English Literature and three successful biker books in his saddlebags, Hayes has gained renown throughout the motorcycle culture as the “world’s most literate biker.” He received the prestigious Silver Spoke Award in 2010 for his body of literary work in the motorcycling community and has spent more than a decade as the National Press and Publicity Officer of the legendary Boozefighters Motorcycle Club. Hayes has now achieved success with several new and upcoming biographies. Triumphs and Tragedies is his fifth published work.

Ms. Thomas holds a B.A. from Columbia University and a Specialized Certificate in Copyediting from the University of California, San Diego. As the owner of Beyond Words Editing, she has edited and designed books of every genre. Thomas was Editor-in-Chief of the inspirational Butterfly Tears: Stories of Entrapment to Empowerment. As the owner of Final Word Press, she co-authored, edited, designed, and published Triumphs and Tragedies.

Both Hayes and Thomas are multi-degreed black belts, co-owning Old School Kenpo Karate Studio in Torrance, California (www.oldschoolkenpo.com) and empowering women through their acclaimed Basic Yet Brutal self-defense workshops. Hayes also has a forty-plus-year “sub-career” as a professional musician.