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Official Bio:

Abby J. Reed is the author the STARS FALL CIRCLE series, which was hailed by Kirkus Reviews as “richly imagined…a propulsive, sharply crafted tale about a planetary war.” She also is the author of the SPOTLIGHT series, the memoir THE COLOR OF PAIN, and humorous fantasy-adventure middle grade for reluctant readers. She is drawn to characters with physical limitations due to her own neurological disorder, which is a theme across all her work. She enjoys speaking about writing, art, faith, disability, and chronic pain at conferences, workshops and schools.

Abby lives in Colorado with her family and two fluffy gremlins. If her hands aren’t on the keyboard, they are stained purple and blue with paint.

Not-so-official Bio:

If I could buy you a cup of something warm while we chat over the cliched peaceful lake with snow-capped mountains hovering in the background, I would.

But since I can’t . . .

I have a degree in English Writing and a grad certificate in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care. (which means I am a certified spiritual director, though I do not actively practice.) I have a neurological disorder called Chronic Migraine/Status Migraine which pretty much makes me a professional migrainer. When jogging the creative juices and avoiding migraines and writing deadlines, I’ll paint. You can find some prints of my work on Society 6.

We have two spoiled dogs that are pretty much my children. (AKA: I take too many pics of them and buy them too many toys).

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This is Athena. She’s a goldendoodle and knows what she wants
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Apollo is an Irishdoodle (so, half Irish Setter) and is 65 lbs of cuddles

Like most writers, I fell in love with stories early and what if? is the greatest siren song to me. I’m always reading three books at a time. I have a monthly-ish newsletter where I share writing updates, bookish thoughts, sales and book recs.

Want to try my stuff but not sure where to start? Here’s a quick primer!

STARS FALL CIRCLE series– a multi POV science-fiction trilogy (with bonus novella and prequel short story) about an  amputee who discovers a wrecked starship and how far he’s willing to go to save those he loves. Themes of home, war, disability, with a pet cleaning bot.

SPOTLIGHT series–a short story series where each installment builds on each other about an illusionist working on a space circus. Best for those with short attention spans and serious love for morally grey characters. Plus fluffy pet challas.

THE COLOR OF PAIN–a memoir that weaves together the braid of faith, art, and pain. Told in vignettes and structured like a migraine, great for those who want the brutal truth and aren’t afraid to step into the dark.

Feel free to email me anytime at abby(at)abbyjreed.com. A note from you will make my day. My newsletter has bookish things, as well as giveaways and other fun things. You can sign up here.

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