Author Feature: E.L. Reedy & A.M. Wade

Author Feature: 

E.L. Reedy & A.M. Wade

Their Books

Reid is a good-natured 16-year-old farm kid. He loves his little brother and his parents, and he does okay in school. But he has issues. He can’t understand why the neighbor girl looks at him that way, or the way it makes him feel. He sees visions of places far and near, in the now and in the past. And in his free time, he practices magic—gifts handed over for 10,000 years in a Druidic tribe that serves an ancient Goddess. Lukas just wants to figure it all out, to just be a normal kid, but…

A war is coming between Lukas’ Goddess and an ancient Demon King. The tragic death of his parents shakes his faith, and with the sudden loss of his remaining family it is shattered. Blinded by rage, Lukas turns away from his friends and trains under a deceptive, yet formidable master to hone his magic and prevent the demon’s final objective--obliteration of all life on earth.

War begins! A forged weapon, Lukas rejoins his friends and sets after the Demon King. From a hidden crypt, where evil lies waiting, to the Iowa countryside, they battle to prevent the end of all they know. Lukas must overcome his doubts and allow the Light to work through him--to defeat both the foe of his Goddess and a new more familiar one.

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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.
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What inspired you to write Soul Dark: Chosen?
"It started with a concept – evil hides in plain sight. However, the one idea gave birth to two more: who/what will rise before it? And at what cost? It was easy coming up with the setting (rural Iowa), and our Grandparent’s real farm, which sadly ceased to exist years ago. We write in several of the Young Adult categories, so character creation was tough – choosing who would and would not make it until the end."

Are you a plotter or pantser? Tell us your process.
"We are, I guess you would say, “Plantsers.” We start with an idea, find it’s theme, and create the main characters. We then decide the beginning, middle, and end. Everything in between though comes out all willy-nilly and more often than not forces us to change, you guessed it, the beginning, middle, and end."

What is your preferred category and genre to write? Why?
"We focus our energies in Young Adult realm (13-20ish). The actual adult world has enough real drama: raising kids, paying bills, work, taxes, politics, etc. So we create stories in a  fantasy world, but we have learned through our writing and our own youth that the challenges facing young people are just as real and difficult for them. And sometimes they can surprise us with their strength, fortitude, and at times, their wisdom. Like in the real world today, where the young lady, Greta Thunberg is leading the world in a race to save our planet from polluters and government inaction. Agree with her or not that takes a rare sort of courage."

What’s next for you?
"We’ve written the first part of book two in the Soul Dark series, but sometimes you need a break, so I’m focusing on rewriting my first creation from many years ago – an epic fantasy that asks a simple question: How far would a parent go to save their child from themselves?"

I love the sound of this one too!

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