E. L. Reedy
Was born and raised in Iowa, where he devoured tomes of fantasy, sci-fi, and young adult novels as a child. In his free time, he is an avid gamer (D&D and Pathfinder). He has traveled the world as a soldier in the U.S. Army, and now lives in Iowa, where with his writing partner, he continues to pen works in the realms of Fantasy and Horror in the Young Adult Universe.
A. M. Wade
As the only girl in a family with five boys, she readily escaped into fantasy, sci-fi, and other fiction novels. Having traveled through most of the US, she enjoys using scenery and characteristics of the different states in the story adventures she created for the little ones in her family. Now, she writes sci-fi, fantasy and horror with a lifelong co-conspirator.
…We have taken numerous classes with my friend and mentor, Joey Tuccio, (owner and director of Roadmap Writers) some of them at a Master Level, covering the writing of screenplays–outlining, plotting, and the art of dialogue. In a word–storytelling.
…Having lost numerous friends, associates, and even children from our home town over the years to suicide, we wrote our first novel, Upon Broken Wings. Told from the point-of-view of a young witness, the story teaches that suicide is not an end to suffering, but rather the beginning of unimaginable pain for those left behind and that there is always hope if we choose the path of life.
Upon Broken Wings
To save their souls, a high-functioning Autistic boy, unaware that he is dead, must convince a suicidal comatose boy to choose to live.
Bound by a dark act of hate and despair, high school freshmen, Andrew and Kiernan, learn that their untimely deaths did not bring an end to their pain, but only began the suffering of those left behind. While his lost memories return, Andrew must master seemingly impossible feats, both spiritual and physical. As a dark spirit stalks Kiernan through the borderlands of life and death, he must also face the pain his actions have caused his loved ones. To save both their souls, Andrew must convince Kiernan to return to life and open his eyes to the love and beauty which had always been there.
Says Amy Aislin of Dream, love, IMAGINE
“Wow. Can I just say “Wow” and leave it at that?
Says Cyrene of Uncaged Book Reviews 4.5 Stars!
“After the roller coaster ride of emotions, that I went through throughout the book, I felt a sense of peace at the end. Well done!”
in the June, 2018 Issue of Uncaged Book Reviews.
Says Thomas Anderson at Literary Titan
“Upon Broken Wings is not a perfect story. But it is an interesting and original endeavor in this day and age that is. A rare novel, certainly worth your time.”
Says Dianne of TOME TENDER Book Blog
“Authors E.L. Reedy and A.M. Wade joined forces to expose the loneliness and cruelties of being different, of not fitting into that cookie cutter image that allows people to be comfortable in their small worlds…. these authors are writing from the heart with a passion that is remarkable.”
Says Karen, a fan
“Excellent read. It kept me interested from beginning to end. I want to read more…”
Review posted at Evernight Teen
Says Connie, a fan
“I was able to put myself into this book and witness the journey of these young people. I felt their pain, their sorrows and I cried for and with them as they struggled with their emotions. I felt their sense of loss, isolation and yearning for love and understanding. Self doubts, and tormented by hateful bigots who hate and torture those who they perceive as being different. The tragedy of the loss of young lives and the miracle of saving another through hope and love was truly inspiring. I could not stop reading this book. The ending was awe inspiring to me and left me with a sense of peace. This is a very good book and I am suggesting it to my friends and family.”
Says Bella Star of TBR
“Andrew and Kiernan are freshman who experience an event that will change their lives forever. Rage, pain, heartbreak, their story is not going to be easy……
Review posted at The TBR Pile.Weeebly
Says Jaymie of Bayou Book Junkie
“The story has a wonderful message and it definitely gets to you. Upon Broken Wings makes you think and makes you hope that when our children are hurting they are able to come to us or ask for help.”
Review Posted at Bayou Book Junkie