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 was born 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 many friends, associates, and even children from our home town over the years to suicide, we wrote 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.
…With focusing on LGBT teen suicide in our first novel, Upon Broken Wings, a link to The Trevor Project is a must. And with a protagonist who lives within the Autism Spectrum, we felt we should also help to raise awareness of the everyday struggles faced by Autistic youth. Autism Awareness.