H.J. Reynolds

About me

Spying for the exiled King Charles II in Oliver Cromwell’s England. First manuscript complete following the adventures and intrigues of Royalist spies in 1653. Second in the series, set in Copenhagen, has been started.

Now querying historical fiction agents in the UK. More details available at http://www.hjreynolds.co.uk

From my website

Learning from the master – Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell has written over 55 novels and sold more than 20 million books worldwide. 20 million. Just let that sink in. He’s one of my favourite novelists. I devoured the Sharpe series and am now into his Uhtred Saxon/Dane epic. UK appearances are rare as he now lives in…

“Love and mirth are my business” – The Rover by Aphra Behn at The RSC

While researching my dissertation on Aphra Behn, I found her short-lived career as a spy fascinating. When I picked up The Rover its alternative title of The Banish’d Cavaliers made me wonder – what did those flamboyant losers of the English Civil Wars get up to when Oliver Cromwell was…

Writer’s block? How Hollywood can save you

I’m a huge fan of television and cinema. I think very visually. So I suppose it’s inevitable that when writer’s block strikes, my brain brings up snippets from films and TV series to help. Here are some favourites to evoke a feeling or idea. Fear, advice and suspicion: The Matrix…

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