Kylie Reynolds

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Kylie was a bush kid from the far outback of Australia. She loved riding her bicycle on the long distance camping trips - often of several weeks duration that took us to the next job.. She loved writing stories she could share with other children. Kylie did her schooling by correspondence (distance education). On our trips (bikes being our only transport by the way) she did her lessons sitting under any convenient shady shrub or tree or by firelight. Several times during the long summer school holidays we made camp in a city and Kylie would get a newspaper delivery round - filling in for some kid who was on holidays. She enjoyed joining in the free school holiday programs run for kids in the high rise flats. Kylie wrote “A Bunch of Battlers” based on her experiences in the bush and in the city, “Trekking To The Sunset”, “Rascal” and “Flashing Pedals” are fiction based on actual happenings in her life. When Kylie developed a fatal illness she showed great courage, always thinking of others. Kylie asked that I try to get her stories published so other children could enjoy them.
On her website ( Kylie wrote of “my musings on life, God, poems, ponderings, & thinkings..” Kylie's Mum

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Mary's Story - From Bob's Hut to Personalised Plates
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,090. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2015 by Kylie Reynolds. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Family relationships
Mary Roberta Mitchell,an Elder of the Mardigan Tribe, tells the story of her life from 1938 to present day, living in outback south western Queensland, Australia around the Cunnamulla/Eulo area.
Oh! What An Outback Show!
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,330. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014 by Kylie Reynolds. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
True stories from Outback Australia. Tales of swimming cattle across flooded rivers, dodging saltwater crocodiles, hunting feral pigs, droving trips over wild country, catching scrub bulls, brave and loyal dogs, country racing capers and other mishaps, adventures and misdemeanors of young men in the wild untamed Gulf Country of Australia of not so long ago.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012 by Kylie Reynolds. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A child finds an abandoned emu egg that is just hatching. The baby emu she names Rascal. Rascal gets up to all sorts of mischief but eventually grows up into a very responsible emu.
Flashing Pedals
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012 by Kylie Reynolds. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » People & Places / Australia & Oceania
A one teacher school, a dusty paddock for a sports/rodeo ground, an artesian borehead, a collection of close knit families whose kids love thrashing through the scrub on BMX bikes. And that is West Siding, a small settlement in the dusty outback of Australia. Join Rodney, Scott, Kevin, Christine, Jack, their bushmen Dads and long suffering Mums as the West Siding BMXers take on the townies.
Back to the Warrego
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012 by Kylie Reynolds. Categories: Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - general
Bush verse by Majella Stapleton, a bush poet from the south west outback region of Queensland, Australia. These stories in verse are snippets of life on a local level in Charleville - a typical small outback town, remote from the services and value systems of the bustling cities on the eastern seaboard. Majella's wry humor flavors her stories.
Pinched or Planted? - The Cungelella Cattle Mystery
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 176,380. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012 by Kylie Reynolds. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs
(4.00 from 1 review)
It’s a modern day, Australian real-life Whodunnit - Two mobs of cattle. - Hysteria. - A posse of police and neighbours. - A man charged with cattle rustling Accused of a crime he did not commit, it appeared as if the system was manipulated to point the finger at Graeme and away from other suspects. But it won’t end there. The McDonalds are honest and innocent. This book is their story.
Trekking To The Sunset
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012 by Kylie Reynolds. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Three children with their five horses trek through outback Australia. They travel through some remote regions from Western Queensland to the Northern Territory. Along the way they have some lively adventures. The young writer was eight years old when she wrote this and all the experiences are based on her own life living in outback Australia.
The Eulo Queen and Other Outback and Opal Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,160. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012 by Kylie Reynolds. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
Based on facts, this collection of Australian stories revolves around frontier life on the opal fields at the turn of the of the century (19thC to 20thC).
A Warrego Dreamer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012 by Kylie Reynolds. Categories: Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Short verses from an outback Queensland poet- Betty Hockins
Memories of the Bush
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by Kylie Reynolds. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
Verse stories telling snippetts of life in outback Australia - on station properties and in an outback town. A life lived devoid of any luxuries, without ever a complaint, but full of simple joys, happiness and love.
A Bunch of Battlers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,600. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011 by Kylie Reynolds. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays, Fiction » Children’s books » People & Places / Australia & Oceania
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Three Australian bush kids are alarmed by a plan the Welfare have for their future. By 'flying beneath the radar' of the authorities, they avoid being noticed as missing. On bicycles they explore the western outback of Queensland and New South Wales, Australia in search of a home where they can live together. Humorous, true to life incidents with plenty of ups and downs. Suit all the family.

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Kylie Reynolds' favorite authors on Smashwords

Phyllis Campbell
Latest book: Out Of The Night.
Published February 5, 2014.
Tim Hicks
Latest book: A Private Conversation with God.
Published March 27, 2012. (3.67 from 3 reviews)

Smashwords book reviews by Kylie Reynolds

  • Against That Day on March 25, 2012

    My thanks to the author - this is a lovely piece. It could be my grandmother and me.
  • The KEY on March 25, 2012

    A wonderful story. Inspirational and oh so true. Right at the end of his tether came a mystery key to save the day.
  • A Very Able Charlie Gable on July 10, 2012

    A really neat story. Humorous and engaging for kids and adults alike.
  • Bent Tree on Aug. 30, 2012

    An insightful read. The title is a thread that runs through the narrative. Well worth reading.
  • The 'Dear One' Breathes Fire on Sep. 21, 2012
    (no rating)
    Great - Can't wait for more of the Batt team. Thanks to the author
  • The 'Dear One' Breathes Fire on Sep. 21, 2012

    More please Robert...
  • Systematic Attrition on Sep. 21, 2012

    Ripping yarn! Action aplenty and the bad guys do get their just desserts, especially the really, really bad guy. If you have a reluctant male reader in the family, buy them an ereader or download an ereader app on their smart phone and load with this author's books to start with. ..