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 almost instantaneously.

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 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. 

She is represented by Whitley Abell of Inklings Literary

The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.
— Neil Gaiman