Madeline (Maddie) Reynolds is a YA fantasy author 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 gained experience writing for various blogs and online magazines as a music journalist; covering live shows around the city, reviewing albums, interviewing artists, etc. but her true passion was always in storytelling.
Ever since rediscovering her love of fiction writing, 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 loves going out to explore the city, spending time with her loving and supportive boyfriend, seeing live music, devouring Thai food, and marathoning the Lord of the Rings films. She is represented by Whitley Abell of Inklings Literary.