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Long-Listed: 2017 $10,000 Alberta Readers' Choice Award 
Finalist: 2016 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award
A Winner: Kobo Writing Life’s Jeffrey Archer Short Story Challenge
Two Silver Honourable Mentions: Writers of the Future Contest

Seven Honourable Mentions: Writers of the Future Contest
Honourable Mention: Illustrators of the Future Contest
Winner: The Great Canadian Fable Contest

About Tim Reynolds

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 on his odd, event-filled life.

Although he hasn't completely abandoned traditional publishing, Tim has decided that while he's waiting to hear back from publishers and agents he's going to produce at least one novel per year. In 2023 he rolled ahead with two SIMULTANEOUS Cometcatcher Press releases with the rom-com She Runs with Wolves, He Sits with Kittensand the sci-fi novel that was over thirty years in the making, The Gravity of Guilt. In 2024 Cometcatcher Press released Solo by Gaslight, a psychological suspense. 

His pre-pandemic novel is The Sisterhood of the Black Dragonfly, a pure fantasy with a touch of steampunk while his most popular novel (so far) is Waking Anastasia from Tyche Books. It's a tale of death, laughter, and love...in that order, and it made the Long List for the Edmonton Public Library's $10,000 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 available in print in early 2015. The Second Edition is now available.

Tim's 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. Coming soon is the full-length novel 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.

Writing-wise he is currently working on a cozy small-town mystery series, a sci-fi novel about destruction, love, and the end of humanity, and a mystery series starring a retired bus driver and his overweight cat.

Finally, Tim has set up his recording booth and will be recording the audio books and trying his vocal cords at voice-over work.