Ted Reynolds


I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with a teen-age daughter and son (with all the admiration and despair that entails) and one fat cat and one sweet cat. And a perfectly satisfactory wife. They all tolerate me. I have a scruffy beard, a bad right foot, and much too easygoing a nature for my own good.

It wasn't always so leisurely. I've climbed a twelve-thousand-foot-high mountain twice. I navigated a small sailboat around the world, and saw Bora-Bora, Bali, and the Galapagos before they got globalized. I swam in 6 Seas, trod 50 oceanic islands, went through several typhoons. I was pulled over by the Coast Guard for trespass in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. I got questioned by the Stasi on the wrong side of The Wall, and then crossed the Soviet Union on the Trans-Siberian Railroad on a protest mission. I’ve been charged by a rhinoceros and bitten by a badger. Then I turned 25 and had to settle down and get a job. In my spare time I stubbornly wrote stories about cruising the galaxy and a novel about killing God but all that paid zilch. Still, I've somehow earned my living, seen amazing sunrises and sunsets, known amazing people, and raised amazing kids.

Lately I retired and things got dull, so I’m writing again. Wish me luck.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My bodily Yang exceeds my Yin, which awakens me.. If that fails, my cats do the job..
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Well, I like planning my writing. It's great to find the right word, to get the description or the character or the mood just as you wanted it, to finish something and have someone special read the last sentence and say "Wow!." The hardest thing is working up the nerve to submit it for publication. Often it's a strain, but people climb mountains, don't they? People have babies. It's the result that finally counts, especially in creation. Something neat, perhaps even splendid, that wouldn't be here without you.
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Not For Women's Eyes
Price: Free! Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Essay » Sociology
A secret organization of men has been working for two hundred years to achieve women's equality. Now they must consider the results of their efforts. Perhaps they should call the whole thing off? It might be too dangerous for men themselves. A certain sense of humor may be needed to appreciate this short piece.
The Seven Sorrows of Mary
Price: Free! Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
The angel had promised her that her son would become ruler in Judea . . . but instead he became a traveling preacher. Now she feared that she was losing his love. This is a portrayal of the most famous mother and son relationship in history in a new but all too familiar light.
Two Passions
Price: Free! Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A compassionate priest and a murderer on Death Row exchange identities. Both must deal with the other's body, memories and desires. Each must make a final decision, and face a final fate . . . but whose? And who . . . or what . . . is in control? This book is not only intended to terrify, but also to raise serious questions about the deeper nature of human identity.

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equality    fantasy about changing identity    fate    good writing    gospels    heresy    identity    jesus    mary    men    mother and son    satire    science fiction    sf    suspense    terror    women    worth a try   

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Latest book: B'loop. Published October 15, 2014.