I'm Mollie E. Reeder, author & filmmaker.
My first job was with a major theme park, where I operated a roller coaster, fixed parade floats, and helped Scooby-Doo put on his head. Now, I’m a movie producer and the author of character-driven science fiction/fantasy novels for adults who never outgrew imagination. My favorite things include Jesus, dinosaurs, and telling cinematic stories that blend glitter and grit.
Set in a vast world of floating islands, The Celestial Isles is a new expanded universe of stories for fans of steampunk, science fiction, and fairy tales.
Co-producers Carthage & Huxley endeavor to bring their robotic roadshow to the farthest reaches of the stardust-and-spark-powered Celestial Isles – but the glamorous and cutthroat world of entertainment brings the boys debt, scandal, and danger in spades. ♠
The Electrical Menagerie is the first full-length novel set in the Celestial Isles universe. Facing bankruptcy, Carthage & Huxley stake everything on a royal talent contest, vying for the privilege to perform at the Future Queen’s palace on Celestia. But secrets cloud this competition, casting a smokescreen of illusion, sabotage, and murder. As deceptions mount — even between co-producers — it becomes clear the outcome of this contest may be fatal.
“Delightful.” Publishers Weekly, Starred
Arbrook Huxley & the Star-Crossed Lovers is a FREE tie-in novelette that can be enjoyed before or after reading TEM!
“Filled with vibrant, likable characters.”
“A thoroughly delightful romp.”
“The steampunk world of The Celestial Isles series is breathtaking.”
In 2016, I co-wrote, produced and edited Aria Appleton Shines like the Sun, a musical family comedy featuring kids, dogs, singing, animation, pyrotechnics, and everything else they told us not to do in a microbudget movie.
The film has been selected and/or showcased by film festivals in Fort Worth, Orlando, Toronto, and Utah, and we are currently negotiating further distribution – soon to bring Aria Appleton Shines Like the Sun to a screen near you!
“Wheels-off, Disney-style, faith based […] fun for the whole family.” – WFAA Dallas
“A fine example of what a talented group of individuals can do outside the Hollywood system.” – Mad about Movies