Meet the author


Kathleen Dragan

Kathleen Dragan lives in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago, where she stays busy raising two little Chicagoans. Her perfect Chicago day includes a run along Lake Michigan, Rainbow Cone, and a White Sox win.

Born and raised in Virginia, Kathleen settled in Chicago in 2009 after her study of Spanish language and literature led her to live and teach in four different countries and four different states. She still thinks Chicago pizza is unmatched in the world. Rickshaw Reggie: Chicago Neighborhoods is her first book.  

Drop her a line at kathleen.dragan@!

Follow along on Twitter and Instagram! @RickshawReggie

Meet the illustrator


Ed Koehler

Ed Koehler is a professional illustrator and a native St. Louisian. His frequent travels to Chicago over the past 40 plus years have earned him the privilege to call that wonderful city his second home. He even rooted for the Cubs (this time).

Ed began drawing at three years old and never stopped. While he creates art for a broad audience, his main concentration is children’s books and educational materials. He has won numerous awards for both his illustration and cartoon work. Ed shares his life with his wife Judy, a licensed professional counselor.