A. L. Reynolds lives in the beautiful Conwy Valley, North Wales, where the surroundings add more than a little inspiration to her writing. After a misspent youth pursuing literature and mediaeval studies to postgraduate level, she now divides her time between her children, her cats, and her computer.
Her first novel, How Glass Becomes Sand, was published (as A. L. Doughty) while she was still at university. Since then she has published three works of literary fiction, Of the Ninth Verse, The Myth of Wings, and, most recently, Seaside Towns. She has also released a collection of poetry called Drift. Two young adult fantasy novels, The Copper Ransom and Angelwings, and a number of literary fiction novels, are currently undergoing revision.