Madeline (Maddie) Reynolds is a YA fantasy author. Originally born and raised in Minnesota, she relocated to Chicago to pursue a career in writing and fell in love with the city.

She has been very active in Chicago’s literary community, taking various classes and workshops at StoryStudio in the Ravenswood neighborhood, volunteering at StoryStudio, joining a fantastic writing group centered around speculative fiction, attending the Chicago Writers Conference, etc.

When she isn’t writing, she can be found exploring the city, spending time with her loving and supportive boyfriend, going out to see live music, eating Thai food, or lost in an epic Lord of the Rings marathon.

Photo Credit: Ms. Georgi Crummer

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Upcoming Books

OF LOVE AND ILLUSIONS, pitched as The Prestige meets The Night Circus, in which two young stage magicians’ apprentices — one boy desperate to become an illusionist, the other possessing real magic — fall in love in Victorian London, told through journal entries, posters, letters, and other found documents, to Stephen Morgan at Entangled Teen, in a nice deal, for publication in 2019, by Whitley Abell at Inklings Literary Agency (World).

THE TIME TRAVELER’S GUIDE TO MODERN ROMANCE, in which a Victorian-era boy who travels to the future must choose between the freedom to be with the modern-era boy who captures his heart and the fate of his family in the past, to Stephen Morgan at Entangled Teen, for publication in 2018, by Whitley Abell at Inklings Literary Agency (World).

Madeline Reynolds