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

Combining writing novels with his role as a coach, mentor and international learning and development specialist, his experience in psychology, leadership and human behaviour 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 acquired 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 written eleven novels which are detailed further on this site. Dates of publication are listed below.

Flying with Kites – September 2011

Taskers End - Dec 2012

Breaking the Bank - April 2013

The Sixth Pillar - October 2013

The Tinker - December 2014

The Coat – April 2016

Valley of the Serpent – May 2017

Smoke Screen – Apr 2018


All have received acclaim from readers with numerous 5* reviews.


​His work was recognised in April 2014 when Flying with Kites achieved a bronze in the Wishing Shelf 2013 awards. In November 2014 he was invited to speak to the Kosovan Community at The British Museum in the presence of the Albanian Ambassador and in 2015 was a guest of the Kosovan Ambassador at the Independence Day celebrations at the Houses of Parliament.

The Sixth Pillar was #1 in the Military Download section on Amazon UK shortly after release and was a Wishing Shel Award Finalist


Valley of the Serpent was also a Wishing Shelf Finalist in the 2017 awards

In interviews, he is regularly asked what inspires him to write and his response is 'to entertain people'. He does this by engaging the reader in strong plot lines and by keeping the reader guessing to the very end. He is a frequent traveller to Europe and the Middle East and takes much of his inspiration from places he has visited.


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.


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