From the Author
A message from William Reynolds on writing MENA and other historical fiction novels...
I have always been interested in uncovering the veneer of official historical accounts and unveiling the real truth behind the politically sanitized versions. Beyond that, I enjoy writing good fiction--stories that do more than record a series of events, but deal with universal conflicts within the human heart.
About the Author
William Reynolds, author of MENA
William Reynolds was born in Nashville in 1951. He graduated from The McCallie School in Chattanooga and received his BA in English at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. While there, he fell under the tutelage of fiction teacher and writer Robert Drake, who entered one of Mr. Reynolds short stories in The Southern Literary Arts Festival.
Reynolds later took teaching job, where he taught English. In a hiatus from teaching, he met a man named Gene Carver, an ex-smuggler and pilot, who claimed to have witnessed the execution of Che Guevara in Bolivia. From this came Reynolds' first novel, THE MURDER OF CHE GUEVARA.
After taking a teaching position in Hendersonville High School, just outside Nashville, Reynolds published THE REICH MUTINY, who some reviewers have called the finest American novel written about the Second World War. Five years later, he published SANCTIFY, an equally powerful novel about, among other things, the truth behind the assassination of JFK.
Reynolds retired in 2012 and subsequently published his fourth novel, MENA.