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Alan Reynolds

Based in Yorkshire, Alan Reynolds’ interest in writing came later in life following a successful career in Banking.

Setting up his own consultancy business in 2002, he has successfully managed HR and Training projects across a wide range of businesses and organisations both in the UK and internationally. This experience has led to an interest in psychology and human behaviour through watching interactions and studying responses. Leadership has also featured strongly in his training portfolios and the knowledge gained has helped build the strong characters in all his books.

He took up writing as a hobby and completed his first novel, ‘Flying with Kites’ in just three weeks in early 2010 and it immediately attracted a cult following on the ‘Authonomy’ website with some acclaim – one reviewer called it ‘an important story that needs telling’.

 He has now completed eight thrillers. His work subsequently attracted the interest of Fisher King Publishers who launched ‘Flying with Kites’ in September 2011 initially as an e-book but following initial demand in paperback.

The response from readers has been incredible with over 30 five star reviews; it is also attracting interest from film producers.

 

His second novel Taskers End was published in Dec 2012 and has continued to attract 5* reviews. His third, ‘Breaking the Bank’ in April 2013. Then came ‘The Sixth Pillar in 2014 and most recently The Tinker, which was described by one reviewer as ‘literary magic’.

 Alan Reynolds has been a regular at book clubs throughout Yorkshire and the north. He is available for book signings and talks about his work and writing in general. 

AUTHOR: Alan Reynolds

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Flying with Kites

BOOK TITLE:
Flying with Kites
ISBN:
978-1910406182
DATE PUBLISHED:
28/08/2011
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Based in Yorkshire, Alan Reynolds’ interest in writing came later in life following a successful career in Banking.

Setting up his own management consultancy business in 2002, he has successfully delivered HR and Training projects across a wide range of businesses and organisations both in the UK and internationally. This experience has led to an interest in psychology and human behaviour through watching interactions and studying responses. Leadership has also featured strongly in his training portfolios and the knowledge gained has helped build the strong characters in all his books.

He took up writing as a hobby and completed his first novel, ‘Flying with Kites’, a harrowing and moving story based around the war in Kosovo, in just three weeks, in early 2010. It immediately attracted a cult following on the ‘Authonomy’ website with  one reviewer calling it ‘an important story that needs telling’.

His work subsequently attracted the interest of Fisher King Publishers who launched ‘Flying with Kites’ in September 2011, initially as an e-book but following initial demand in paperback. He has now completed eight novels.

His second novel Taskers End was published in Dec 2012, his third, Breaking the Bank, April 2013, The Sixth Pillar in October 2013 and The Tinker in November 2014. All have received acclaim from readers.

Flying with Kites was awarded a bronze award in the Wishing Shelf 2013 awards and The Sixth Pillar was #1 in the Military Download section on Amazon UK. It was also shortlisted for this year’s awards.

 

Alan Reynolds has a growing following and is a regular at book clubs throughout Yorkshire and the north. He is available for book signings and talks about his work and writing in general. 

BOOK DESCRIPTION

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From the horrors of war in Yugoslavia to life on a Newcastle council estate in the north of England, the tremendous pace of Flying with Kites will take your breath away. Katya Gjikolli, is bent on her own and her son's survival in a world gone mad. Her husband may have been caught by the Serbs, he may be imprisoned, tortured or even dead. She eventually escapes on a refugee flight to the UK. She finds herself housed with another Kosovan refugee in a high-rise flat in a depressed area of Newcastle in the north of England. She begins her new life, finding new friends and a new love. One woman's struggle to survive leads to new friends who live on the edge of the law. There's Bigsy who is will to do anything to make money, strictly for cash. Chirpy and Wazza make up the colourful trio who aid Bigsy in delivering drugs to the clubs in Newcastle for Everton Sheedie, a dealer with roots in Brixton. Carol, Bigsy's wife, dishes out 'favours' to him dependent on how well he behaves and how much money he gives her to spend. Polly is an art student with a talent for flying kites, as well as an eye for a good photograph and for Katya. He soon takes Katya flying in more ways than one. Other characters are peppered throughout the novel providing colour and depth and making this a terrific read. It has tragedy. It has comedy. It's got sex and violence. It's also got tenderness so well written that it will bring a tear to the eye.

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