Archive for Timothy Reynolds

And Then the Work Paid Off! A Novel Sold!

Posted in Books, Books Books Books, My Opinion, love it or leave it, Novel Process, The Novel Itself, The Novel Process, Writing with tags , , , , , , , on November 23, 2014 by tgmreynolds

It is with great pleasure that I announce the acquisition of my somewhat romantic paranormal novel, “Waking Anastasia”, by Tyche Books of Calgary, for release in 2016.

For me this is a monumentous event, as it confirms that what I think of as a delightful story about life, death, and dying is shared by someone who isn’t a family member.

So what is “Waking Anastasia” about? Well, here’s the pitch that got the manuscript read in the first place:

Why should being murdered keep Anastasia Romanova from living it up a little? She’s just a ghost, floating in front of a boy, wanting to be loved.

When Jerry Powell inherits a torn, bloodstained book of poetry he has no idea that it contains the soul of Anastasia Romanova. But when he accidentally awakens the royal ghost, he discovers that death hasn’t dulled her sense of mischief and joy for life whatsoever. Now he just has to keep up with her while dealing with a new job, a new city, and the possibility of a brain tumour.

“Waking Anastsia” is a humour-filled, paranormal, love story pitting a dying radio station manager soured on love and women against the ever-optimistic, century-dead teenaged Grand Duchess.

romanov-women-anastasia-romanov-18577625-692-401

Alexandra Romanova and her four daughters, including Anastasia, second from the right.

I will be blogging much more later on about how the story started as a dream, became a screenplay, and then morphed into a novel. There will be all sorts of stuff about the research to bring Anastasia to life “as never before” as one critiquer has said, as well as where the history and the fiction blend.

Film rights are still available, so hurry. 2018 is the 100th anniversary of Anastasia’s murder. 🙂

That’s it, that’s all. Watch this page for further details in the months to come.

Thank you for all of your support. For a complete list of my currently available stories, check out my Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B003KCV338.

Ciao for now,

Tim.

www.tgmreynolds.com

Advertisements

The Search for the ‘Perfect’ Author Photo of an Imperfect Author

Posted in Books, My Opinion, love it or leave it, Novel Process with tags , , , , , , on July 14, 2012 by tgmreynolds
Tim Reynolds - writer

Author Tim Reynolds, who specializes in stories that mess with history and time.

Very quickly (it’s late): I have tried numerous photos to represent me and my writing and got carried away trying to put all of the book covers into the shot now that I actually have some to add, but in my life & writing there are some common elements which I think can be better represented than they have been.

I refuse to do a serious photo with my chin on my fist — that’s intellectual cheesecake and smacks of lack of imagination. If we can write amazing stories, can we not imagine a photo which shows readers who we are (or as much as we’re willing to reveal)?

I can. So here’s the latest incarnation of my author photo. This one is for my Tim Reynolds/Timothy Reynolds/Timothy G.M. Reynolds self. My pen names will just have to find their own photos. This shot shows a skull prop from one of my stories (“Hawkwood’s Folly”) and the watch from my as-yet-unpublished “Picking a Professor”, which got me started collecting cool pocket watches. Photoshop 5 was used to put it all together. But what’s most important here is that this shot shows my sense of mischief (I hope). All you can expect from my stories is the unexpected, and maybe a sense of fun.

That’s it, that’s all.

Ciao for now,

T-Bone.