John Lawrence Reynolds, a native of Hamilton, Ontario is a graduate of McMaster University (English and Psychology) and a former advertising agency executive. After leaving his advertising career behind, Reynolds embarked on a series of activities, including freelance writing, photography, writing and directing films and commercials, and radio announcing. His travel and feature writing appeared in a host of periodicals, including Financial Post, Toronto Life, Report On Business Magazine, Leisureways, Canadian Living, and several others.
In 1989, his mystery novel, The Man Who Murdered God, won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel and was optioned as a motion picture. Since then, he has published over 20 fiction and non-fiction books, winning various awards in the process, including a second Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel and a National Business Book Award for Free Rider: How a Bay Street Whiz Kid Stole and Spent $20 Million. He is a past president of Crime Writers of Canada.
Several books by John Lawrence Reynolds have been collaborations with or ghost-written for prominent individuals, including former federal cabinet minister and Newfoundland premier Brian Tobin; Air Canada CEO Robert Milton; and Second Cup co-founder Frank O’Dea, among others.
His book Shadow People, which exposes prominent secret societies throughout history, has been published in a dozen different languages in almost as many countries around the world. It is currently being developed as a television series.
In September 2008, Reynolds published One Hell of a Ride: How Craig Dobbin Built the World’s Largest Helicopter Company with D&M Publishers.
John Lawrence Reynolds lives in Burlington, Ontario, with his wife, Judy.