Madeline Reynolds

My name is Madeline, but you can call me Maddie. I like to tell stories. 

 
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About Me

Madeline (Maddie) Reynolds is a writer based out of Chicago. Originally born and raised in Minnesota, she relocated to Chicago to pursue a career in writing and fell in love with the city.

She began attending Columbia College Chicago, where she majored in Journalism with a focus in magazine writing & editing. She is now completing her BA in Communications, Media, and Theatre at Northeastern Illinois University. From her experience as a theatre kid at a performing arts high school, to studying journalism in college, to her pursuit of fiction writing, there has always been one commonality: Maddie has always been a storyteller at heart.

When she isn't writing, she loves going out to explore, spending time with her loving boyfriend and their mischievous cat, devouring Thai food, and marathoning the Lord of the Rings films. 
 

Books

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ILLUSIONS (November 6, 2018; Entangled Teen)

Thomas Pendelton was born into wealth and prestige. He has a sensitive heart and wants nothing more than to write poetry. Instead, he is apprenticing for Neville Wighton the Great, an aging magician who has become somewhat crazed over the years in his pursuit of fame. With Thomas’ help, Wighton is about to premiere the greatest illusion seen by man, for Thomas possesses something no other illusionist has: real magic. Many in the theatrical world are desperate to learn Wighton’s big secret. One such magician is Paolo il Magnifico. His apprentice, Saverio Moretti, is also seeking the answer. He has a scheme to get close to Wighton by seducing Thomas but seduction turns to real feelings. Now the young men must struggle to keep the secret of their romance, as well as the secret of Thomas’ magic, as both of these things could cost Thomas his life. Through journal entries, posters, letters, and other documents, ILLUSIONS is a story of love, betrayal, and of course, magic.

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Articles

I Had Just Learned to Love My Curls, Then They Started Falling Out

For most of my life, I've had a love-hate relationship with my naturally curly hair. During my younger years, it was mostly hate. All throughout middle school, I longed for straight, smooth hair, frustrated that my curls prevented me from trying out various hairstyles and cuts.