Timothy Reynolds


Long-Listed: 2017 Alberta Readers' Choice Award
Finalist: 2016 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award
A Winner: Kobo Writing Life’s Jeffrey Archer Short Story Challenge
Two Honourable Mentions: Writers of the Future Contest
​Honourable Mention: Illustrators of the Future Contest
Winner: The First Great Canadian Fable Contest

Tim Reynolds is a Canadian twistorian, bending and twisting history into fictional shapes for sheer entertainment. His humorous non-fiction column in SEARCH Magazine is just as entertaining, but is based strictly on his bizarre, event-filled life.

His latest novel is "Waking Anastasia" from Tyche Books. It's a tale of death, laughter, and love...in that order, made the Long List for the Edmonton Public Library's Alberta Readers' Choice Award, was selected by Kobo for the 2018 Royal Wedding Weekend Promotion, and reached Number 1 on the Calgary Herald's Local Bestseller's List in July 2018.

His debut novel, the urban fantasy, "The Broken Shield", was released on July 21, 2014 on Amazon as a digital book and has reached as high as #10 in Contemporary Fantasy on Amazon.ca. It became a available in print in early 2015. The Second Edition is now available.

His published short stories can be found gathered together in "The Death of God and Other Stories", and range from lighthearted fantasy to turn-on-the-damned-lights-now horror, and include the story of a bus driver who kills all his passengers, Evil fashion advice, a tale of a dying folk singer's moments teaching Death a love song, and a dark, depressing view of the near future of reality TV and child-rearing.

His 100-word story “Temper Temper” was a winner of Kobo Writing Life’s Jeffrey Archer Short Story Challenge, and his short story "Tamarack and the Stone" was a finalist for the 2016 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award, received an Honourable Mention in L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest, and is a featured story in issue #108 of On Spec Magazine. A full-length novel has begun based on the short story.

Based in Calgary, Alberta, Tim grew up in Toronto, Ontario, and lived high up in the Canadian Rockies for eight years at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

He is currently working on a mystery series set in Seattle, and a rom-com set in Toronto.

Smashwords Interview

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Recommendations by friends, usually on Facebook.
What is your writing process?
It varies.

Short stories tend to be dive-in-and-write method with very little plotting.

Novels, on the other hand, can take months and months of research and planning and once the structure is laid out in rough, I start writing, allowing the story to follow along the outline as best as possible. Sometimes the characters or the story surprise me and it goes off in another direction. If that direction makes for a better story overall (and it usually does), then I go with the flow.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Timothy Reynolds online

Where to buy in print


Waking Anastasia
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,220. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2016 by Tyche Books Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Why should being murdered keep a girl from living it up a little?
The Broken Shield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,920. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
In the ongoing battle between Light & Dark, Liam is a Shield of Light, a protector of the Balance, & has been running & hiding from Dark Hunters for over 2000 years. He’s not immortal, but he’s been reincarnated so many times that his body & mind are slowly breaking down, which is the perfect time for his widow, the Dark forces, & an elven bounty hunter to arrive in town.
No Escaping the Blood
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,150. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
A novelette about what happens when Houdini becomes a vampire, and what the Greatest Showman Alive does when he's no longer 'alive', but knows that 'The Show Must Go On'.
Stand Up & Succeed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Find Success in everyday life by applying the cardinal rules of stand-up comedy. Wit, wisdom & insights from working comics.

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